Edward Peters, DMD, ScD
Dr. Peters is Professor and Chair of the LSU School of Public Health’s Epidemiology Program and an epidemiologist with the Louisiana Tumor Registry. In addition, he established and directs the Epidemiology Data Center. Dr. Peters has been at the LSU School of Public Health and the Louisiana Cancer Research Center since 2004 when he was recruited to help expand the cancer research program. Since 2005, he has led the development of the MPH and PhD programs in Epidemiology.Dr. Peters’s research interests focus on using epidemiologic tools to examine disparities of chronic diseases. This research examines the effects of social determinants of health influence disparate disease outcomes through a transdisciplinary perspective. He was the Co-PI of the Women’s and Their Children’s Health Study that was established to examine the health effects from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. He has active research projects in oral, ovarian, and prostate cancer. He is currently the recipient along with The Health Enrichment Network of a HRSA grant to establish the Louisiana Rural Oral Health Network, whose mission is to serve as the community voice to increase rural oral health access, equity, and literacy in a collaborative framework through research, education, and service. In this capacity, he is building on his expertise in epidemiology and dental public health to address oral health disparities in rural Louisiana.
|EDC & REDCap Administrator
Meghan Brashear, MPH
Meghan has spent all of her 13-year career within the LSU system after graduating from the LSU Health School of Public Health in 2008 with an MPH in Biostatistics. After her degree completion, she trained at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in the Biostatistics and Analysis Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. William Johnson. Upon returning to New Orleans, she rejoined the team at the SPH and worked with Dr. Peters to establish REDCap as an essential electronic data capture tool on campus. From there, Meghan became a full-time Project Coordinator for the Comprehensive Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Center (CARC) in the School of Medicine where she managed data from both nonhuman primate studies and clinical human translational studies. She also coordinated all research activities, completed regulatory requirements, conducted analysis, and assisted in grant submissions. Meghan rejoined the EDC team in 2021 to lead and administer REDCap system as well as provide other needed services to the entire LSU Health campus through the EDC to promote health-related research.
|Madhav KC, MPH
Madhav is a third year Ph.D. student in Epidemiology at LSUHSC School of Public Health in New Orleans. He is also the administrator of LSUHSC REDCap instance. He received an MPH in Epidemiology from LSUHSC School of Public Health in 2017. He has more than 4 years of experience in survey design and administration across multiple platforms including REDCap, SurveyGizmo, and TeleForm. He provides statistical assistance to EDC clients including school of Medicine, School of Public Health, and Medical Centers. He is currently involved in Louisiana-North Carolina Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP) project. His research interests include cancer Epidemiology, social Epidemiology, and epidemiologic methods