Dr. Loretta R. Cain, a biostatistician in the John D. Bower School of Population Health at UMMC, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of data science.
After receiving her BS in chemistry from Tougaloo College in 2005, Dr. Cain earned her MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics at Jackson State University in 2008 and her PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics at West Virginia University in 2011. She served as a statistician in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago from 2011-15 before joining Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi as a health data analyst. She then joined the School of Population Health in 2016.
She has been an online adjunct faculty member since 2011 at both Grand Canyon University and Purdue Global. She has also served as an online contributing faculty member for the PhD Public Health Research Program in the College of Health Sciences at Walden University since 2014.
She has been a reviewer of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation for BMC Public Health and has made scientific presentations at the North American Primary Research Group annual meeting, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, EpiLifestyle Scientific Sessions, and the American Public Health Association. Dr. Cain is the author or coauthor of 12 articles in peer-reviewed publications.