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Cindy Cain

Assistant Professor- in Residence


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementFull Time
Contact Information

31-253B CHS

Cindy Cain is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Using a mixed methodological approach, her research focuses on management issues within health care organizations, including health care workers’ well-being and burnout, organizational change processes, and team-based care. She is also interested in late-life and end-of-life care approaches, and much of her research has taken place within hospice organizations. 

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Arizona
M.A., Sociology, University of Arizona
Selected Publications: 

Pisansky, Andrew J., Douglas Wholey, Cindy L. Cain, and Xi Zhu. (In Press). “Influence in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams.” Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.

Schellinger, Sandra, Cindy L. Cain, Kathleen Shibrowski, Deborah Elumba, and Erin Rosenberg. (In Press). “Building New Teams to Revise Late Life Care.”  American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Cain, Cindy L. (2015). “Orienting End-of-Life Care: The Hidden Value of Hospice Home Visits” in Caring on the Clock, edited by Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, and Clare Stacey. Rutgers University Press.

Cain, Cindy L. (2015). “Shared Suffering in Hospice Care” in World Suffering and the Quality of Life, edited by Ron Anderson. Springer.

Cain, Cindy L. (2012). “Integrating Dark Humor and Compassion: Identities and Presentations of Self in the Front and Back Regions of Hospice.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 41(6):668-694.

Cain, Cindy L. (2012). “Emotions and the Research Interview: What Hospice Workers Can Teach Us.” Health Sociology Review 21(4):396-405.