The Team

Dr. Caban-Martinez leads a highly collaborative, interdisplinary team of researchers in the area of environmental and occupational health with a focus on musculoskeletal disorders and occupational health disparties. 

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez
Principal Investigator and Director

Dr. Caban-Martinez is an Associate 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).

Katerina M. Santiago
Research Support Specialist

Ms. Katerina Santiago, MPH, is a Research Support Specialist in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a PhD student in Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale University, School of Public Health. She earned her MPHS from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is interested in cancer epidemiology and prevention, health equity in vulnerable populations, and occupational safety and health.

Carlos Alberto Silvera
Research Associate

Mr. Carlos Alberto Silvera, BA is a Research Associate in the Department of Public Health Sciences at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Psychology, Spanish, and Romance Languages. He is interested in better understanding the Psycho-Social factors that affect working populations. 

Kemi Ogunsina
Doctoral Student, Epidemiology

Ms. Kemi Ogunsina, MBBS, MPH, is a doctoral student at the University of Miami. She graduated from Ladoke Akintola University with an MBBS and the University of Alabama in Birmingham with an MPH in Epidemiology. She is interested in Cancer Epidemiology, health disparities, and examining associations of occupational and environmental factors with cancer across various subpopulations.

Paola Louzado-Feliciano
Research Associate

Ms. Paola Louzado-Feliciano, MS is a Research Associate in the Department of Public Health Sciences at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She graduated from University of California, San Francisco with a MS Global Health. She is interested in exploring emergency medical condition epidemiology in LMICs.

Sasha-Vally Bastien
Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Sasha-vally Bastien, MBS, MPH is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Public Health Sciences at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She graduated with her MPH from the University of Miami and a MBS from Barry university. She is interested in COVID-19 research and is analyzing effects of the current pandemic amongst firefighters. 

Hannah Kling
Doctoral Student, Prevention Sciences 

Ms. Hannah Kling, MPH is a doctoral prevention science and community health student at the University of Miami. Hannah’s primary research interests are in occupational health and safety and the prevention of chronic diseases. She is interested in finding ways in which physical activity in the workplace (or lack thereof) influence the onset and treatment of chronic diseases within worker groups.

Catalina Gonzalez-Umaña
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Business Administration

Ms. Catalina Gonzalez-Umana is an undergraduate student at the University of Miami in the Miami Herbert Business School.  She provides research support to Dr. Caban-Martinez and other lab staff across various firefighter health and safety research projects.  

Zeyu Nancy Li
Graduate Research Assistant and MS Biostatistics Student

Ms. Zeyu Nancy Li, BS, is a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Biostatistics program in the department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She graduated from Florida International University with a BS in Statistics in 2019. As a graduate research assistant, Nancy provides statistical analysis support for research projects.

Caiwei (Alison) Zheng
Graduate Research Assistant and MD-MPH Student

Ms. Caiwei (Alison) Zheng, BA, is a fourth year MD/MPH dual degree program student at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She received her BA from Brandeis University with a major in Biology and a minor in Fine arts (sculpture). She is interested in health care access, dermatologic disease in skin of color, and cutaneous oncology and occupational dermatoses. 

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