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Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, DO, Ph.D.

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, DO, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Research Integrity, Regulatory Affairs and Assessment , University of Miami


Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez is a board-certified physician-scientist, Associate Professor (tenured) of Public Health Sciences, Deputy Director of the MD-MPH Program, and Associate Provost for Regulatory Affairs, Assessment and Research Integrity at the University of Miami. He has over 10 years of domestic and international research expertise in environmental and occupational epidemiology. He serves as the Deputy Director of the Firefighter Cancer Initiative at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the FEMA-funded Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study, a national epidemiologic firefighter cohort study that includes under-represented firefighter subgroups such as arson investigators, firefighter trainers/instructors, wildland-urban interface and volunteer firefighters.

He is a former Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf Research Program and served on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOMs) Committee of Gulf War and Health for two years to provide scientific expertise on occupational exposures and work-related health conditions. His research work with first responders and construction workers led him to serve on the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) committee, setting the national research agenda on worker health and safety.

He has scientific articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Network Open, JAMA Dermatology, CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) ,American Journal of Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), Preventive Medicine, and Neuropharmacology. He has published over 178 peer reviewed publications and presented over 256 scientific presentations on a wide range of occupational health and safety topics.