Dr. Edward Peters, DMD, ScD
Epidemiology Data Center Director


Dr. Peters received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark University. He then received a Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Peters 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, Dr. Peters completed a Clinical Fellowship in Oral Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Peters continued his graduate studies with a SM in Health Policy and Management, a SM in Epidemiology and a ScD in Epidemiology; all from Harvard University. 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 Institutet, Sweden. Dr. Peters has held major administrative responsibilities as an Assistant Chief for Research, Director of General Dentistry and Chief, Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry. His research interests include: Virus Associated Malignancies, Cancer Prevention and Control, Molecular, Genetic and Environmental Epidemiology, and Spatial Epidemiology. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health and an Epidemiologist with the Louisiana Tumor Registry. He is currently the Principal Investigator of two CDC funded projects that exam the impact of HPV vaccination on cervical cancer and precancerous lesions and other HPV associated malignancies.

Dr. Tekeda Ferguson, MPH, MSPH, PHD
Epidemiology Data Center Research Scientist

Dr. Ferguson has training in chronic disease epidemiology with the emphasis of cardiovascular disease epidemiology.  She has experience in data management of longitudinal epidemiologic studies in cardiovascular disease and developing and managing clinical trials. She also has experience in surveillance data collection and evaluation pre- and post-interventions.

Megan Bronson, MPH
Epidemiology Data Center Manager

Megan Bronson received her BS from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1999 and her MPH from LSUHSC-New Orleans School of Public Health in 2013. She has worked extensively in laboratory and epidemiologic study environments, including various laboratories at the Harvard School of Public Health in the Departments of Cancer Cell Biology and Environmental Health and at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center both in the School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, and the School of Public Health, Epidemiology Program. She has experience with multi-site study development, management and implementation.