Dr. Elizabeth “Terry” Fontham

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Dr. Elizabeth “Terry” Fontham joined the faculty of LSU Health Sciences Center in 1980 and served as Chair of the Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine and then as Dean of the School of Public Health.  She is an internationally recognized cancer epidemiologist, the author of more than 200 scientific publications including Surgeon General’s Report contributions, and the only non-MD to serve as national president of the American Cancer Society.  Fontham has served in leadership positions on numerous professional and community service boards of directors.