Monica McClain, PhD
- Ph.D., Epidemiology, Tulane University, 2001
- M.S., Clinical Exercise Physiology, Virginia Tech, 1997
- B.A., United States International University, 1989
Dr. McClain is Research Associate Professor in the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Tulane University, and has a strong background in applied research, medical screening, and public health. The focus of her career as an epidemiologist has been on the evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practice in medicine, and more specifically genetic testing and medical screening. Dr. McClain works closely with each of the six New England states’ Title V and Newborn Screening Public Health Programs to assess needs, implement change, and evaluate newborn screening program results. Another area of interest is hereditary cancers, specifically how to ensure that those who are at risk are identified and receive genetic services. Dr. McClain also has extensive experience in health services research using administrative claims data, vital records, and other large data sets.