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Leigh Ann Peterson, M.H.S., Ph.D.

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Instructor of Surgery

Background

Dr. Peterson brings nutrition and immunology together in her research of wound healing and infection. She is especially interested in the role of vitamin D as an immune modulatory hormone particularly in skin, the primary site of vitamin D production and activation. Dr. Peterson is also interested in the potential role of the skin microbiome in wound healing.

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Titles

  • Instructor of Surgery

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Education

Degrees

  • B.S., Mary Baldwin College (Virginia) (2006)
  • M.H.S., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2010)
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2015)
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