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Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, DO, PhD, MPH, CPH


  • MORG Role: Co-Principal Investigator



  • Research Interests:

    • Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disorders (e.g., arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, multisite pain)

    • Occupational Health Disparities

    • Design, development, implementation and evaluation of workplace interventions such as, tobacco control, ergonomics programs, injury prevention and health promotion.

    • The effect of health behaviors (e.g., physical activity, drinking, smoking) and mental health on reporting musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

    • Construction Worker Health and Safety


  • Training: 

    • 2013, Postdoc Fellowship – Harvard School of Public Health

    • 2011, PhD Epidemiology – University of Miami

    • 2011, DO, Doctor of Osteopathy – NUMSS

    • 2004, MPH, Public Health – Nova Southeastern University

    • 2001, BS, Computer Science – University of Miami


  • Biography:

    • Dr. Caban-Martinez is Co-Principal Investigator of the Miami Occupational Research Group (MORG). His primary program of research concerns the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among U.S. workers.  He provides expertise, guidance and leadership to the MORG surveillance program. He is a standing member of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction and Mining Sector Council.


  • Relevant Selected Publications:

    • Arlinghaus A, Caban-Martinez AJ, Marino M, Reme SE. The role of ergonomic and psychosocial workplace factors in the reporting of back injuries among U.S. home health aides. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Oct;56(10):1239-44. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22197. Epub 2013 Jun 26.

    • Caban-Martinez AJ, Arlinghaus A, Reme SE. Correlates of seasonal flu vaccination among U.S. home health aides. Vaccine. 2013 Jan 2;31(2):287-90.

    • Caban-Martinez AJ, Lee DJ, Fleming LE, Tancredi DJ, Arheart KL, LeBlanc WG, McCollister KE, Christ SL, Louie GH, Muennig PA. Arthritis, occupational class, and the aging US workforce. Am J Public Health. 2011 Sep;101(9):1729-34.

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