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ACE Member Highlight: Alberto J. Caban-Martinez

This quarter’s ACE Member Highlight focuses on Dr. Alberto J. Caban-Martinez from the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Born in Puerto Rico and a Miami native, Dr. Caban-Martinez assumed his current role as Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Environment & Public Health in August 2014. Dr. Caban-Martinez is a board-certified osteopathic physician, completed the Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) program at Nova Southeastern University in 2004, and received his Doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Miami in May 2011. He recently completed a NIAMS-funded Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital under Dr. Jeffrey N. Katz, an international expert on musculoskeletal disorders.

As one of the international leading experts on work-related musculoskeletal disorders, Dr. Caban-Martinez’ interdisciplinary programs of research aim to conduct robust occupational and environmental health surveillance activities and provide rigorous scientific evidence for effective ways to reduce musculoskeletal disorders and improve the well-being of worker populations through workplace health promotion interventions. Recently, Dr. Caban-Martinez was awarded the prestigious Gulf Research Fellowship from National Academy of Sciences to study the effects of the Gulf Oil Spill on the health of first responders. At age 35, he is already a Standing Member of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Study Section, as well as a Member of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Committee of the International Commission of Occupational Health, the NIOSH Construction Sector Council, and the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s Committee of Gulf War and Health. Read more.....

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