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University of Maryland Cancer Epidemiology Alliance


UMCEA Research Clusters


William A Blattner M.D.
Mei-Ling Ting Lee, Ph.D.


The University of Maryland Cancer Epidemiology Alliance (UMCEA) was established in January, 2013. UMCEA is designed to bring together investigators from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland College Park campuses to pursue cancer research in support of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The objective of the alliance is to promote scientific collaboration to conduct population research studies to address the burden of cancer from a multidisciplinary approach.


The UMCEA bridges the Baltimore and College Park campuses of the University of Maryland to promote research and education in cancer epidemiology to advance the health of Marylanders, the nation and the world.


  • Collaborate in joint research grant funding proposals engaging the complementary strengths of faculty from the basic, clinical, and population sciences to support the Population Research program of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
  • Develop a co-curriculum in Cancer Epidemiology that engages faculty from both campuses to mentor and train both graduate and post-doctoral fellows to be future cancer epidemiologists and population researchers
  • Serve as a resource to address the cancer burden of Marylanders in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Provide a unique opportunity to evaluate novel risk factors associated with cancer malignancies in comparative epidemiologic studies between West Baltimore and West Africa
  • Meet quarterly for seminars on topics of interest and scientific updates on research activities

Joint Appointments

Currently an inter-university process is in development to handle joint appointments for faculty members.

Current UMCEA Pilot Studies

This page was last updated on: December 10, 2013.