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KEYNOTE Dr Alberto J. Caban-Martinez

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
University of Miami

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – “A Total Worker Health Approach to Skin Exposure Assessment: Evidence from the Firefighter Cancer Initiative”

Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez is a board-certified osteopathic physician, occupational epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida USA and Deputy Director of the Miami Occupational Research Group, a NIOSH Total Worker Health affiliate program. He also serves as Deputy Director of the Firefighter Cancer Initiative, a transdisciplinary research initiative housed in the UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center focused on cancer burden and risk factors in the first responder workforce.

He is also a Fellow of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program focused on first responder health and safety.  Following graduation from medical and graduate school, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedics, arthritis and occupational medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2014. His program of research includes investigations of occupational health and safety and workplace health promotion among individuals employed in the construction, public safety, healthcare and fishing industry. He has articles published in the American Journal of Public Health, Preventive Medicine, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and JAMA Dermatology. He has published over 116 peer reviewed publications and presented over 128 scientific presentations on a wide range of occupational health and safety topics. He serves as Principal Investigator of the FEMA-funded national Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study Expansion, including fire investigators, fire trainers, volunteers and wildland-urban interface firefighters.

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