• 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.

research interests

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

selected publications

full name

  • Miguel Cano Jr