Cary Cain

2016 cohort, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston
Cary Cain, BSN, MPH, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, has research interests in public health nursing’s impact on the social determinants of health and prevention of childhood traumatic injuries and adverse childhood experiences. Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death to children. Childhood exposure to traumatic events, such as child maltreatment or household dysfunction, can have lifelong effects to the health and well-being of the individual and community. Cain will focus her PhD work on strengthening protective factors in families with young children.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Texas at Arlington and her master’s degree in public health from University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston School of Public Health.
Cain currently works at Texas Children’s Hospital with the Baylor College of Medicine Section of Public Health Pediatrics where she coordinates the section’s efforts to collaborate with community partners for family support system programs. She previously served as the Pediatric Injury Prevention Coordinator at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where she worked to reduce the burden of pediatric injury within the community by utilizing a public health strategy to address policy, environmental factors, systems, and behavior modification. She has previous experience as an elementary school nurse and worked overseas in East Asia as a community health nurse.

Cain lives in Houston, TX.