Alberto Juan Caban-Martinez

Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami (UM), Miller School of Medicine, Deputy Director of the Firefighter Cancer Initiative at the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Co-Principal Investigator of the national Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study. He is an osteopathic physician (DO) board certified in public Health and occupational epidemiologist (PhD/MPH). Following graduation from medical and graduate school, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in occupational health and safety at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2014. His research primarily examines cancer burden and risk factors in the first responder workforce. He services as Co-Director of the Miami Occupational Research Group, a NIOSH Total Worker Health affiliate group. He has active program of research in the epidemiologic surveillance of cancer burden in firefighters, as well as he co-leads the Florida environmental sampling program to measure exposure and risk in carcinogen exposure. He has articles published in the American Journal of Public Health, Preventive Medicine, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Neuropharmacology. He has published over 106 peer reviewed publications and presented over 168 scientific presentations on a wide range of occupational health and safety topics. He is a standing member of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector and Mining Sector Council, the secretary of the International Commission on Occupational Health as well as a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, Item Writing Committee.  When not in the research office, Dr. Caban-Martinez is an avid outdoor runner, exploring the South Florida running paths.