Miguel Ángel Cano, PhD, MPH
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?
- Risk Associated with E-cigarette Use and Marketing Messages on Other Tobacco Products Use and Dependence Symptoms among Adolescents in the United States
- Factors Associated with HIV Testing Behaviors among Latino Emerging Adults
- 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.