Gail C. McCain, PhD, FAAN



Professor & Vice Dean, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Telephone: (305) 284-2904
Fax: (305) 284-4370
Email: gmccain@miami.edu


Education

Diploma, Fairview General Hospital, School of Nursing, 1968
BA, Sociology, Minor Biology, Baldwin Wallace College, 1970
MA, Sociology, Kent State University, 1972
MSN, Child Health Nursing, State University Of New York at Buffalo, 1976
PhD, Nursing Science, Case Western Reserve University, Nursing Science, 1987
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Nurse Scholar (1989-1991)

Certifications and Licensure

Pediatric Nurse Associate, State University of New York at Buffalo

Clinical Specialties

Neonatal/Pediatric Nursing

Primary Teaching Areas

Research, Neonatal/Pediatric Nursing

Research and Academic Interests

Preterm infants, Infant feeding, Infant behavior, Heart rate variability

Research (selected)

Principal Investigator, “Transition to Nipple Feeding for Preterm Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysphasia.”  National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH R01 2NR04083 (2005-2009)

Co-investigator (P.I. Susan Ludington-Hoe PhD) “Kangaroo Care to Blunt Pain in Premature Infants” National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH R03 NR00 8587 (2004-2005).

Co-investigator (P.I. Xiaomei Cong, Doctoral Student) “Kangaroo Care for Analgesia in Preterm infants undergoing heel Stick pain” AWHONN (2004-2005).

Publications (selected)

McCain, G.C., Knupp, A.M., Fontaine, J.L., Pino, L.D., & Vasquez, E.P. (2010). Heart rate variability responses to nipple feeding for preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Three case studies. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

Cong, X., Ludington-Hoe, S. M., McCain, G., & Pingfu, Fu. (2009). Kangaroo care modifies preterm infant heart rate variability in response to heel stick pain: Pilot study. Early Human Development, 85, 561-567.

De Santis, J.P., Colin, J.M., Vasquez, E.P., & McCain, G.C. (2008). The Relationship of Depressive Symptoms, Self-Esteem, and Sexual Behaviors in a Predominately Hispanic Sample of Men Who Have Sex with Men. American Journal of Men’s Health.

McCain, G.C., (2007). Breastfeeding the infant with cleft defects, congenital heart defects, down syndrome and hypotonia. In R.R. Wieczzorek, & M.C. Freda (Eds), Breastfeeding the infant with special needs (2nd ed., pp. 43 – 53). White Plaines, New York: March of Dimes.

McCain, G.C., (2007). Breastfeeding the infant with cleft defects, congenital heart defects, down syndrome and hypotonia. In R.R. Wieczzorek, & M.C. Freda (Eds), Breastfeeding the infant with special needs (2nd ed., pp. 43 – 53). White Plaines, New York: March of Dimes.

McCain, G.C., Fuller, E.O., & Gartside, P.S. (2005). Heart rate variability and feeding bradycardia in healthy preterm infants during transition from gavage to oral feeding. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 5, 124-132.

McCain, G. C., Ludington-Hoe, S.M., Swinth, J.Y., & Hadeed, A.J. (2005). Heart rate variability responses of a preterm infant to kangaroo care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 6, 692-704.

McCain, G.C. (2005). Editorial: Yet another degree for the nursing profession. Neonatal Network, The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24, 7.

McCain, G. C. (2005). Column editor: Update on Research Evidence for Neonatal Care: "Use of Percutaneous Central Venous Catheters versus Peripheral Catheters, Body Positioning on GER, and a Latina Mother in the NICU." Neonatal Nursing The Journal of Neonatal Nursing

McCain, G.C. (2005). Column editor: Update on Research Evidence for Neonatal Care: Hyperoxemia and hypocapnia are associated with poor outcomes in infants with asphyxia, pain assessment tool, and hyperbilirubinemia is not associated with autism spectrum disorders. Neonatal Nursing The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 24, 61-62.

Brady, N., & McCain G. C. (November, 2004). Living with Schizophrenia: A family perspective. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Available: here.

McCain, G. C. (2004). Editorial: Gaps and disparities in neonatal nursing care. Neonatal Nursing the Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23, 7-8.

McCain, G. C. (2004). Column editor: Update on research evidence for neonatal care: Supine sleep positioning, EMLA for lumbar puncture, and home gavage for preterm infants. Neonatal Nursing The Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23, 75-77.

Presentations (selected)

McCain, G.C., Loucas, J., Diaz-Pino, L, & Arcia, A. (2009). Feeding preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) post-hospitalization. 20th International Nursing Research congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice/Sigma Theta Tau International, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 14, 2009.

McCain, G.C., Diaz-Pino, L., & Loucas, J. (2008). Feeding proficiency and efficiency for preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. 32nd Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 30, 2008.

McCain, G.C. Feeding proficiency and efficiency for preterm infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Southern Nursing Research Society 22nd Annual Research Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, February 21, 2008.

McCain, G.C. Heart rate variability during oral feeding of preterm infants with BPD. Midwest Nursing Research Society 31st Annual Research Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 25 2007.

McCain, G.C. Nipple feeding infants with BPD. 6th National Neonatal Nurses Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7, 2006.

McCain, G.C. & Loucas, J. Heart rate variability responses to feeding for preterm infants with BPD. 17th International Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Congress, Montreal, Canada, July 21, 2006.

McCain, G. C. Research evidence about breastfeeding infants with special needs. Midwest Nursing Research Society 29th Annual Research Conference, April 3, 2005.

McCain, G. C. Transition to nipple feeding for preterm infants with BPD. Gold Bag presentation, Bolton School of Nursing, November 8. 2004.

McCain, G. C. Oral feeding for preterm infants. Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, September 15, 2004.

McCain, G. C. (2004). Competencies for evidence-based nursing. 2nd h International Evidence-Based Nursing Preconference Sigma Theta Tau International, Dublin, Ireland, July 21, 2004.