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Alberto Caban-Martinez

Research Associate

Department of Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health

Address:

Landmark Center, 3rd Floor, West, Area 112
401 Park Drive
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Email: acaban@hsph.harvard.edu

Research

Dr. Caban-Martinez’s program of research concerns the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among U.S. workers. As a postdoctoral research fellow in the Environmental and Occupational & Epidemiology Program in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, he is developing an interdisciplinary and collaborative program of research in occupational health with an emphasis in the assessment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. One component of his research program focuses on examining ergonomic and occupational risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal disorders. Another component of his research program explores how workers with arthritis could benefit from occupational health and safety interventions (e.g. ergonomics, materials handling) that reduce joint pain symptoms and improve worker quality of life at the workplace.

Teaching

Dr. Caban-Martinez is serving as co-instructor in two courses offered at the Harvard School of Public Health: EH202 – Principles of Environmental Health and the newly developed EH 528 – Transdisciplinary Research in the Study of Occupational Health and Safety.

Education

Dr. Caban-Martinez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with minors in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Miami in 2001. In 2004, he received his Master of Public Health degree with Honors from Nova Southeastern University. In May 2011 he completed the doctoral epidemiology program in the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his medical school training Dr. Caban-Martinez also completed a highly competitive one year pre-doctoral neuromuscular medicine fellowship. Dr. Caban-Martinez is currently board certified in public health (CPH) and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (funded by the NIAMS Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training Program) and a voluntary assistant professor in epidemiology and public health at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

Funding (Current)

Dr. Caban-Martinez is currently funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)’s Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program (PI: Dr Jeffrey N. Katz, Brigham and Women’s Hospital).