Miguel Ángel Cano, PhD, MPH

Miguel Ángel Cano, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology Director, Epidemiology Doctoral Program

Email: mcanojr@fiu.edu


Current research focus?
Generally, I am interested in Hispanic health issues, and mental health and substance use behavior among adolescents and emerging adults. More specifically, I am interested in sociocultural stressors (e.g., ethnic discrimination) and their effects on mental health and substance use.

Exciting ongoing project(s)?
I am currently leading an NIH-funded study to develop and test an intervention to help Hispanic adolescents cope with experiences of ethnic discrimination to improve mental health and prevent/reduce alcohol risk behavior.

Relevant past or current dissertations you have chaired?

  1. Risk Associated with E-cigarette Use and Marketing Messages on Other Tobacco Products Use and Dependence Symptoms among Adolescents in the United States
  2. Factors Associated with HIV Testing Behaviors among Latino Emerging Adults
  3. The Role of Extended Family Structure on Sexual Risk Behavior Among Adolescents in the United States: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey

Proud moment from one of your mentees?
Helping my students develop into promising researchers and reaching their career goals.

Advice for PhD applicants?
Select a PhD program and a faculty advisor who conduct research that is genuinely of interest to you.