Edward S. Peters, DMD, SM, ScD, FACE

Professor and Chair

Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Dr. Peters' research interests use classic and molecular epidemiologic tools to examine molecular and biologic heterogeneity and susceptibility of cancer and other chronic diseases. This research examines how social determinants of health influence disparate disease outcomes through a transdisciplinary social-genomic perspective. His lab is currently studying the interaction between the built environment, stress, inflammation, and the development of ovarian, colorectal, and oral cancers. He is the PI of the of a study to examine the impact of environmental stressors on chronic disease disparities in Women and Women's and Their Children's Health Study that was established to examine the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill's health effects. This project currently is investigating the impact of social stressors on epigenetic age acceleration and chronic health disparities and testing whether the social environment, individual health behaviors, and race/geography/SES modify or mediate the association between traumatic stress and health (disparities), directly or indirectly through biologic age acceleration.


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