Spotlight on Research at COPH – Dr. Soliman has developed a multidisciplinary cancer epidemiology research program in underserved and minority populations. Over the past 20 years, he has been collaborating with faculty in Middle Eastern countries and Africa and working with U.S. minority populations to develop a program in international cancer epidemiology and migration studies. This has led to a strong research infrastructure with several centers in Cyprus, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Malawi to investigate the epidemiology of colorectal, pancreatic, hematopoietic, and breast cancers. He also has conducted collaborative research with the minority-focused SEER registry in Detroit, the Michigan Cancer Consortium, the State Cancer Registry of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the Arab American Center for Social and Economic Services in Dearborn, Michigan. His research also includes access to cancer care and screening in these populations. Dr. Soliman’s previous experience as Co-PI of the NCI-R25 supported Cancer Education Program at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center from 1999 to 2003 and currently as the PI of the NCI-R25 E supported Cancer Epidemiology in Special Populations (CEESP) for University of Michigan and University of Nebraska public health students, provides him with the experience required to educate, train, and develop the careers of public health students.
Amr Soliman, MD, PhD, is chair and professor of the UNMC COPH Department of Epidemiology.