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Cancer Control, Epidemiology and Disparities Research

Cancer Control, Epidemiology and Disparities Research, a developing program, seeks to lower cancer deaths in Mississippi by understanding the epidemiology of cancer and the risk factors associated with cancer.

Members in this program seek to answer questions including:

  • Why are some groups of people more susceptible to cancers than other groups?
  • Are some communities threatened by unrecognized environmental causes of cancer?
  • Do some subcultures more readily accept or encourage certain risky behaviors such as smoking?
  • Why do some people not seek cancer screening or effective treatment for cancer?

Members work in multiple ways including:

  • Working with communities to identify and overcome obstacles to cancer education and care.
  • Studying Mississippi cancer statistics to highlight areas of greatest concern.
  • Working to lower risk factors.


  • Marino A. Bruce
  • Thomas Dobbs
  • Roy Duhe
  • Deborah Konkle-Parker
  • Robert McMillen
  • Vinayak Nahar
  • Jennifer Robinson
  • William Robinson
  • Deirdre Rogers
  • Michael Welsch

Associate Members

  • Eldrin Bhanat
  • Paul Burns
  • Julio Cespedes
  • Caroline Compretta
  • Abigail Gamble
  • Katherine Hall
  • Christina Jordan
  • Carolann Risley
  • Holli Seitz
  • Manvi Sharma
  • Rajesh Talluri
  • Toms Thomas
  • Elisa Torres
  • Chigozie Udemgba
  • Amy Winter