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Dr. Caban-Martinez

Biography

 

Dr. Caban-Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences in the Division of Environment and Public Health of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. He is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Disorders and Occupational Health Lab and Associate Director of the Miami Occupational Research Group (MORG). His primary program of research concerns the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among U.S. workers.  He is the principal investigator of the NIOSH-funded MUsculoskeletal Study of Construction workers’ Longitudinal Exposures (MUSCLE) that follows a cohort of 500 commercial construction workers using a longitudinal study design with repeated measurements to better understand the occurrence and course of multisite musculoskeletal acute and chronic pain and its severity, as well as its association to occupational and non-occupational risk factors. He is also co-leading the Home Health Occupations - Musculoskeletal Examinations (HHOME), a mixed-methods pilot research study examining the musculoskeletal disorders in minority home health workers (i.e., home health aides, personal care attendants, home makers, etc.) with the primary goal of understanding occupational factors that can reduce overexertion and physical demands in their work environment.  He most recently completed data collection of a NIAMS-funded mixed-methods study to develop and validate an ergonomics and fatigue survey instrument for commercial construction workers.  He is a standing member of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector and Mining Sector Council 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. 

Contact

Phone: 305-243-7565

Fax: 305-243-5544

Email: acaban@med.miami.edu

Languages

English

Spanish

Work

Experience

 

Associate Professor (tenure track), Public Health Sciences

Division of Environment and Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

June 2020 - present

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Public Health Sciences

Division of Environment and Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

August ​2014 - May 2020
 


Instructor, Orthopedic Surgery

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

September ​2013 - present

Assistant Professor (voluntary), Public Health Sciences

Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

June ​2011 - July 2014

Research Associate, Orthopedic Surgery

Occupational and Environmental Medicine & Epidemiology (EOME) Program

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

September ​2013 - August 2014


Visiting Scientist, Family Medicine and Public Health

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey

May 2012

Research Associate (Epidemiologist), Public Health Sciences

Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

October 2003 - May 2011

Education

Dr. Caban-Martinez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with minors in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Miami in 2001. In 2004, he received his Master of Public Health degree with Honors from Nova Southeastern University. In May 2011 he completed the doctoral epidemiology program in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his medical school training Dr. Caban-Martinez also completed a highly competitive pre-doctoral neuromuscular medicine fellowship. He completed postdoctoral training in the Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training Program (COMET) at Harvard Medical School and the Environmental and Occupational & Epidemiology (EOME) program, in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Caban-Martinez is currently board certified in public health (CPH).

 

Professional
Organizations
  • American College of Epidemiology

    • ​Chair, Career Mentoring Committee

    • Member, Annual Meeting Programming Committee

       

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    • ​Resident Member

       

  • American Public Health Association

    • ​Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Section

       

  • National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)

    • ​Item Writing Committee Member

       

  • National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)

    • ​Construction Sector Council, Standing Member

    • Mining Sector Council, Standing Member

 

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