Alberto Caban-Martinez

Assoc. Professor

(305) 243-7565
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Field of Interest: Occupational Health & Safety

Dr. Caban-Martinez is a board-certified osteopathic physician and epidemiologist, and 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). 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, homemakers, 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 he is not in the research office, Dr. Caban-Martinez is an avid outdoor runner, exploring the South Florida running paths.