Edward Peters, DMD, SM, SM, ScD, received his BS from Clark University and his MD from the University of Connecticut. He completed a residency in General Dentistry and a clinical fellowship in Oral Medicine and Dentistry, both at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During the same year, he completed a clinical fellowship in Oral Oncology at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute. Continuing his graduate studies at Harvard University, he earned an SM in Health Policy and Management, an SM in Epidemiology, and an ScD in Epidemiology. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, a member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, a consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and a Visiting Fellow at Karolina Institute, Sweden. Dr. Peters is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the LSU School of Public Health and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Dentistry. His research interests include genetic susceptibility and oral cancer risk, knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care providers toward oral cancer, geographic epidemiology, molecular rpidemiology, and genetic and environmental epidemiology of mesothelioma.