Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Director, Epidemiology Doctoral Program
Florida International University
Department of Epidemiology
11200 Southwest 8th Street
AHC 5-488
Miami, FL 33199
 

Office 305.348.8586

mcanojr@fiu.edu

Disciplines
  • Public Health
  • Psychology
Research Keywords
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Mental Health
  • Ethnocultural Determinants
Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2007

 

Miguel Ángel Cano, Ph.D., MPH

Miguel Ángel Cano, Ph.D., MPH

Education

Ph.D., Texas A M University
M.P.H., Texas A M Health Science Center
M.S., Texas A M University
B.A., Arizona State University

 

Research Statement

Dr. Miguel Ángel Cano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Florida International University. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minored Editin sociology and Chicana/o studies at Arizona State University. Dr. Cano later received a Doctorate in Psychology from Texas A M University and a Master of Public Health from the Texas A M Health Science Dr. Miguel Ángel Cano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse at Florida International University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minored in sociology and Mexican American studies at Arizona State University. Dr. Cano also completed a Doctorate in Psychology from Texas A&M University, a Master of Public Health from the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Health Disparities Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cano’s program of research concentrates on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting Hispanic communities and other underserved populations. His primary research interests include 1) social and ethnocultural determinants of mental health [primarily depression and depressive symptoms] and health risk behaviors [primarily the use of alcohol and nicotine products] associated with chronic diseases; 2) associations between stress/negative affect, coping resources, and substance use behavior.; and 3) evidence-based health promotion interventions for underserved ethnic groups. Dr. Cano was the 2016 recipient of the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.. He also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Health Disparities Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cano’s program of research is in the area of health disparities among racial/ethnic groups with an emphasis in Hispanic/Latino populations. His primary research interests include 1) ethnocultural and social determinants of mental health and health behaviors associated with chronic disease, 2) syndemics of psychiatric symptoms/disorders and health behaviors, and 3) the development of evidence-based health promotion interventions for underserved racial/ethnic groups. Dr. Cano was the 2016 recipient of the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.

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