Miguel Ángel Cano

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology Director; Epidemiology Doctoral Program; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Children and Families

Department of Epidemiology


Phone: 305-348-8586

Email: mcanojr@fiu.edu

Focus

Alcohol, Depression, Racial/Ethnic Discrimination, Stress and Coping, Adolescents and Emerging Adults Hispanic Health, Health Disparities and Health Inequities

Biography

Dr. Miguel Ángel Cano's program of research concentrates on the etiology and prevention of substance use/misuse and psychological distress/mental health disorders and aims to understand social determinants of health and inequities affecting Hispanic communities and other socially disadvantaged/marginalized groups.

His primary research interests are 1) sociocultural stressors (e.g., ethnic discrimination) and coping resources in relation to substance use behavior and mental health, and 2) evidence-based prevention interventions for underserved and socially disadvantaged/marginalized populations. He has received funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Dr. Cano currently serves on the editorial board of the following journals: Behavioral Medicine, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Emerging Adulthood, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Latinx Psychology, Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion, and Journal of Research on Adolescence. Dr. Cano is the 2016 recipient of the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse, the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Professional Early Career Award from the National Latinx Psychological Association, and the 2020 recipient of the Florida International University Top Scholar Award.

Lab

Research on Emerging Adults, Adolescents, Culture, and Hispanic Health | R.E.A.C.H

Projects

Active Projects:

Project LEAD | Project on Latinos Ending Alcohol Abuse and Discrimination

Project LEAPS | Project on Latino Emerging Adults and Prevention Science

Project HEART | Project on Hispanic Emerging Adults and Resilience to Thrive

Completed Projects:

Project HEAL | Project on Health among Emerging Adult Latinos

Education

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Texas A&M University, PhD, MS
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center, MPH
  • Arizona State University, BA

Grants

Ethnic discrimination and alcohol risk behaviors among Hispanic adolescents/Project on Latinos ending alcohol abuse and discrimination (Project LEAD)

Principal Investigator: Miguel Ángel Cano

Funding Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, K01 AA025992

Publications

PubMed Bibliography: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/miguel.cano.1/bibliography/public/

  1. Cano, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., Castillo, L. G., Romero, A. J., Huang, S., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L., Des Rosiers, S. E., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Lizzi, K. M., Soto, D. W., Oshri, A., Villamar, J. A., Pattarroyo, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2015). Depressive symptoms and externalizing behaviors among Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Examining longitudinal effects of cultural stress. Journal of Adolescence, 42, 31-39.

  2. Cano, M. A., de Dios, M. A., Castro, Y., Vaughan, E. L., Castillo, L. G., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Piña-Watson, B., Cardoso, J. B., Ojeda, L., Cruz, R. A., Correa-Fernández, V., Ibañez, G. E., Auf, R., & Molleda, L. M. (2015). Alcohol use severity and depressive symptoms among late adolescent Hispanics: Testing associations of acculturation and enculturation in a bicultural transaction model. Addictive Behaviors, 49, 78-82.

  3. Cano, M. A., Vaughan, E. L., de Dios, M. A., Castro, Y., Roncancio, A. M., & Ojeda, L. (2015). Alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults in higher education: Understanding the effect of cultural congruity. Substance Use and Misuse, 50, 1412-1420.

  4. Cano, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., Castillo, L. G., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L., Romero, A. J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Córdova, D., Huang, S., Des Rosiers, S. E., Lizzi, K. M., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Soto, D. W., Villamar, J. A., Pattarroyo, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2016). Health risk behaviors and depressive symptoms among Hispanic adolescents: Examining acculturation discrepancies and family functioning. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 254-265.

  5. Cano, M. A., Castro, Y., de Dios, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Roncancio, A. M., Martínez, M. J., Sheehan, D. M., Auf, R., Piña-Watson, B., Huynh, Q., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2016). Associations of ethnic discrimination with symptoms of anxiety and depression among Hispanic emerging adults: A moderated mediation model. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 29, 699-707.

  6. Cano, M. A. (2016). Intracultural accusations of assimilation and alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults: Moderating effects of acculturation, enculturation, and gender. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 8, 850-856.

  7. Cano, M. A., Sánchez, M., Trepka, M. J., Dillon, F. R. Sheehan, D. M., Rojas, P., Kanamori, M., Huang, H., Auf, R., & De La Rosa, M. (2017). Immigration stress and alcohol use severity among recently immigrated Hispanic adults: Examining moderating effects of gender, immigration status, and social support. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73, 294-307.

  8. Cano, M. A., de Dios, M. A., Correa-Fernández, V., Childress, S., Abrams, J. L., & Roncancio, A. M. (2017). Depressive symptom domains and alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining moderating effects of gender. Addictive Behaviors, 72, 72-78.

  9. Cano, M. A., Castro, F. G., De La Rosa, M., Amaro, H., Vega, W. A., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Ramírez-Ortiz, D., Taskin, T., Prado, G., Schwartz, S. J., Córdova, D., Salas-Wright, C. P., & de Dios, M. A. (2020). Depressive symptoms and resilience among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining the moderating effects of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, family cohesion, and social support. Behavioral Medicine, 46, 245-257.

  10. Cano, M. A., Sanchez, M., De La Rosa, M., Rojas, P., Ramírez-Ortiz, D., Bursac, Z., Meca, A., Schwartz S. J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Zamboanga, B. L., Garcini, L. M., Roncancio, A. M., Arbona, C., Sheehan, D. M., & de Dios, M. A. (2020). Alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining the roles of bicultural self-efficacy and acculturation. Addictive Behaviors, 108, 106442.

  11. Cano, M. A., Marsiglia, F. F., Meca, A., De La Rosa, M., Ramírez-Ortiz, D., Sanchez, M., Colón Burgos, J. F., Alamilla, S. G., Wuyke, G., Parras, D., Ali, S. Z., Forney, D. J., Varas-Rodríguez, E., Ruvalcaba, Y., Contreras, A., Ahmed, S., Vega-Luna, B., Ochoa, L. G., Cuadra, R., & Domínguez García, M. J. (2021). Psychosocial stress, bicultural identity integration, and bicultural self-efficacy among Hispanic emerging adults. Stress and Health, 37, 392-398.

  12. Cano, M. A., Schwartz, S. J., MacKinnon, D. P., Keum, B. T., Prado, G., Marsiglia, F. F., Salas-Wright, C. P., Cobb, C., Garcini, L. M., De La Rosa, M., Sanchez, M., Rahman, A., Acosta, L., Roncancio, A. M., & de Dios, M. A. (2021). Exposure to ethnic discrimination in social media and symptoms of anxiety and depression among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining the moderating role of gender. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77, 571-586.

  13. Cano, M. A., De La Rosa, M., Schwartz, S. J., Salas-Wright, C. P., Keum, B. T.H., Lee, C. S., Pinedo, M., Cobb, C. L., Field, C. A., Sanchez, M., Castillo, L. G., Martinez, P., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Piña-Watson, B., & de Dios, M. A. (in press). Alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining intragroup marginalization, bicultural self-efficacy, and the role of gender within a stress and coping framework. Behavioral Medicine.