Alberto Caban-Martinez- Co-Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Caban-Martinez is a public health board-certified physician-scientist with expertise in environmental and occupational health and epidemiology, and an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University Of Miami Leonard M. Miller School Of Medicine. His primary program of research concerns the prevention of workplace occupational health and integrating worksite health promotion and occupational health and safety standards to effectively promote changes in cancer risk-related behaviors, particularly for blue-collar workers like construction workers and firefighters.
Viviana Horigian- Co-Editor-in-Chief
Viviana E. Horigian, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is currently serving as the Director of Public Health Education and is also the a director of the Americas Initiative for Public Health Innovation. Dr. Horigian is the Executive director of the Florida Node Alliance of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) housed at the University of Miami. The Florida Node Alliance is a partnership between scientists and program leaders from community treatment agencies located in Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These partners, scientists and practitioners design, implement and train in interventions for alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Dr. Horigian has contributed to the design and implementation of the trials led by the Florida Node Alliance and manages its day to day operations as she has more than 18 years of experience in the implementation of multi-site randomized clinical trials. Dr. Horigian’s research career has been committed to improving practice through the implementation of clinical trials in real-world settings, and more recently in creating the local capacities that allow the implementation of such trials. She was the Principal Investigator of a technology transfer project that aimed to develop the research infrastructure for the implementation of rigorous randomized clinical trials in Mexico. She has also advised the same methodology for technology transfer to developing research capacity in Ecuador and Chile for the Familias Unidas Programs. Due to her international leadership, she was honored with the 2015 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program Award of Excellence.
Dr. Horigian co-teaches the MPH Learning Collaboratory for MPH & MSPH students, a novel approach to developing projects in collaboration with faculty and community organizations, targeting prevalent public health problems. She teaches Clinical Trials at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami and also teaches an intensive course in Clinical Trials at the Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico. Since 2012 she has advised over 50 students on capstone and thesis projects.
Susan Altfeld- Associate Editor
Susan Altfeld, PhD, serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Altfeld's research has involved social support over the life span, transitional care for older adults and infant safe sleep. Her teaching has focused on determinants of health and health promotion.
Angela Beck- Associate Editor
Dr. Beck is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Public Health Practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Beck's research interests include organizational performance of public health departments, health workforce planning, population health outcomes, program evaluation, and delivery of mental health and substance use disorder services to vulnerable and underserved populations.