A Message from Our Interim Executive Director, Alice Middleton

Alice Middleton, Interim Executive Director

Welcome to The Hilltop Institute’s website.


We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquaint you with our work and the dedicated people behind it.


As a public university, UMBC’s mission includes not only research and teaching but also service to the state of Maryland. Hilltop epitomizes the spirit of this three-part mission. We work with our state agency partners to harness the power of data to promote evidence-based decision making. We collaborate with faculty to identify research questions important to policymakers and apply sophisticated data analytics to address them.


We are also helping to prepare the next generation of data scientists, health services researchers, and public policy professionals. With its four focus areas, Hilltop’s Strategic Plan captures the spirit of this mission. In addition, Hilltop’s Advisory Board continues to provide invaluable guidance and counsel as we strive to advance health and wellbeing through research and analytics.


We invite you to join us in this important undertaking.