Dr. Jeffrey Cain
Dr. Jeffrey Cain

Associate Professor

Jeff Cain, EdD, MS, is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. In addition to co-directing and teaching a pharmacy management course, he is actively involved in social and behavioral sciences research. As part of his Office of Education assignment he works with faculty and administration on a variety of matters pertaining to instructional design, pedagogy, the curriculum, innovation, faculty development, instructional technologies, assessment and evaluation. His primary research interests are e-professionalism, social media applications in education, educational technology and higher education. Dr. Cain’s diverse professional background includes work as an engineer for Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Inc and owning/managing a small landscaping business. He has worked in the fields of higher education and technology since 1999 and has numerous publications and presentations related to Web 2.0, social media, teaching and learning, and instructional technology – particularly as they relate to the profession of pharmacy and pharmacy education. Dr. Cain completed the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Academic Leadership Fellows Program in 2013. He currently serves as an associate editor of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.


  • Pharmacy student debt
  • Resiliency and "grit"
  • Social media in healthcare and education
  • Innovative thinking

Recent Publications

  • Terry Christopher, Cain Jeffrey Joh. (2016). The emerging issue of digital empathy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 80(4), Article 58. www.ajpe.org/doi/pdf/10.5688/ajpe80458
  • Rotellar Cristina, Cain Jeffrey Joh. (2016). Research, perspectives, and recommendations on implementing the flipped classroom. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 80(2), Article 34. www.ajpe.org/doi/pdf/10.5688/ajpe80234
  • Stacy Elizabeth Moore, Cain Jeffrey Joh. (2015). Note-taking and Handouts in the Digital Age. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79(7), Article 107.
  • Kleppinger Courtney A, Cain Jeffrey Joh. (2015). Personal Digital Branding as a Professional Asset in the Digital Age. American Journal of pharmaceutical education, 79(6),
  • Pan Alice, Ryan Melody, Cain Jeffrey Joh. (2015). A student’s perspective of learning in a global classroom course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 7(4), 551-555.
  • Cain Jeffrey John, Piascik Mary M. (2015). Are serious games a good strategy for pharmacy education?. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79(4),
  • Cain Jeffrey John, Campbell T, Congdon H B, Hancock K, Kaun M, Lockman P, Evans R L. (2014). Pharmacy student debt and return on investment of a pharmacy education. Am J Pharm Education, 78(1), Article 5.
  • Jones Shelley Miranda, Cain Jeffrey John, Romanelli Frank. (2014). Physical examination instruction in US Pharmacy Curricula. Currents Pharm Teach Learn, 6(3), 340-347.
  • Cain Jeffrey John, Conway Jeannine M, DiVall Margarita V, Erstad Brian L, Lockman Paul R, Ressler John C, Schwartz Amy H, Stolte Scott, Nemire Ruth E. (2014). Report of the 2013-2014 academic affairs committee. American journal of pharmaceutical education, 78(10),
  • Romanelli Frank, Cain Jeffrey John, McNamara Patrick J. (2014). Should TED Talks Be Teaching Us Something?. Am J Pharmaceut Ed,