Brutrinia Cain, J.D., B.S.N., R.N.

Compliance Officer
Health Resources and Services Administration

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year: 2018-2019
Fellowship Placement: House Committee on Education and Labor (Majority)
Sponsoring Institution: Health Resources and Services Administration
Disciplines / Professions: Law, Nursing


Brutrinia (Trinia) Cain has over 20 years of experience in the federal government as a nurse, attorney, and health policy
professional. She is a proud veteran of the Army Nurse Corps and is currently a Commander in the United States Public Health
Service Commissioned Corps. Throughout her tenure as a federal employee, she has held positions at the Health Resources
and Services Administration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. One of the
many highlights of her career includes being selected as a 2018-2019 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow where she
worked with the health and labor policy teams on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor
(majority staff). Currently, Trinia is a compliance officer within the Division of Practitioner Data Bank, at the Health Resources
and Services Administration. Her passion for professional development inspired her to earn personal, professional, and
executive coaching certificates from the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute in 2020. In 2021, she became an internal
coach with the Federal Coach Network, and she is faculty for the Department of Health and Human Services Federal Internal
Coach Program. She also runs a private professional coaching practice.
Trinia currently lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her research interests include exploring how the law can be used to mitigate
social determinants of health and promote health equity, and the role professional coaching can play in combatting health care
professional burnout and promoting career development. She is a Pilates enthusiast, and enjoys reading, writing, travelling, and
really good coffee. Of all the titles she's held over the course of her career, she's most proud of being "mom" to her 19-year-old
daughter, who is currently attending Texas Christian University.