FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Miguel Ángel Cano, M.P.H., Ph.D.

  • Title: Assistant Professor and Ph.D. Program Director
  • E-mail: mcanojr@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-8586
  • Office: AHC5 488

Dr. Miguel Ángel Cano is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology. He has received extensive training in public health, psychology, and sociology. He was funded by the National Institutes of Health to receive specialized training on research methods to work with Hispanic populations and conduct research on health disparities and cancer prevention. Dr. Cano’s research program focuses on health disparities among racial/ethnic groups with an emphasis on Hispanic populations. He has been funded multiple times by the National Cancer Institute to examine ethnocultural factors associated with smoking cessation among Hispanics. Dr. Cano’s expertise in this field of study has been recognized by the American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry and the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.

Research Areas

  • Ethnocultural and social determinants of psychiatric disorders and health risk behaviors (smoking and alcohol use) associated with chronic disease.
  • Syndemic interactions of affective symptoms/disorders and health behavior.
  • Development of evidence-based health promotion interventions for underserved ethnic groups.
  • substance use
  • substance abuse
  • nicotine
  • tobacco
  • mental health
  • depression
  • adolescents
  • young adults
  • Latino
  • Culture