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Miguel Ángel Cano

TITLE

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

CONTACT

mcanojr@fiu.edu
(305) 348-8586 

FOCUS

Alcohol, Depression, Racial/Ethnic Discrimination, Sociocultural Stressors, Adolescent Health, Hispanic Health, Health Disparities, Health Inequities

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Miguel Ángel Cano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Before joining the faculty of Florida International University, Dr. Cano was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Health Disparities Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cano’s Program of research concentrates on the etiology and prevention of substance use risk behavior/disorders and mental health disorders; and aims to help understand and reduce health disparities and health inequities affecting Hispanic communities and other socially disadvantaged groups. His primary research interests focus on (1) social determinants, ethnocultural determinants, and stress and coping resources in relation to health risk behavior and mental health; and (2) evidence-based prevention interventions for underserved and socially disadvantaged populations. Dr. Cano currently serves on the editorial board of the following journals: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Journal of Clinical Psychology, and the Journal of Latinx Psychology. In 2016, Dr. Cano received the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator from the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse.

LAB

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

Active Projects:

Project LEAD | Project on Latinos Ending Alcohol Abuse and Discrimination | Principal Investigator: Miguel Ángel Cano

Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (K01 AA025992)

Project LEAPS | Project on Latino Emerging Adults and Prevention Science | Principal Investigator: Miguel Ángel Cano

Project HEART | Project on Hispanic Emerging Adults and Resilience to Thrive | Principal Investigator: Miguel Ángel Cano

Completed Projects:

Project HEAL | Project on Health among Emerging Adult Latinos | Principal Investigator: Miguel Ángel Cano

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

Project Dates: 09/10/2017 to 07/31/2022

Total Project Costs: $541,881

Hispanic men building respect, education, and safety/Hombres mantenido respeto, educación y seguridad (HoMBRES Project)

Co-Investigator: Miguel Ángel Cano (PI: Patria Rojas)

Funding Source: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, U54 MD002266-6887

Project Dates: 9/10/2017 to 4/30/2021

Total Project Costs: $1,378,230

 

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., Sánchez, M., Rojas, P., Ramírez-Ortiz, D., Polo, K. L., Romano, E., & De La Rosa, M. (2018). Alcohol use severity among adult Hispanic immigrants: Examining the roles of family cohesion, social support, and gender. Substance Use and Misuse, 53, 668-676.

10.       Cano, M. A., Castro, F. G., De La Rosa, M., Amaro, H., Vega, W. A., Sánchez, M., Rojas, P., Ramírez-Ortiz, D., Taskin, T., Prado, G., Schwartz, S. J., Córdova, D., Salas-Wright, C. P., & de Dios, M. A. (in press). 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.

11.        Cano, M. A., Sánchez, 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. (in press). Alcohol use severity among Hispanic emerging adults: Examining the roles of bicultural self-efficacy and acculturation. Addictive Behaviors.

12.         Cano, M. A., Rojas, P., Ramírez-Ortiz, D., Sánchez, M., & De La Rosa, M. (in press). Depression and gender roles among Hispanic immigrant women: Examining associations of gender egalitarianism, Marianismo, and self-silencing. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.