Arlene Michaels Miller, PhD, RN, FAAN
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Miller's research interests include cross-cultural methods for psychosocial and biobehavioral health research, and health promotion and psychological well-being in midlife and older women/families. Her research examines individual, family and community factors that contribute to health behavior change in non-English speaking immigrant and other minority women. Her current research examines the longitudinal effect of health behaviors that mediate the impact of acculturation on social alienation, depressed mood, and cardiovascular risks in immigrants from the former Soviet Union and their husbands, as well as neighborhood influences on health and alienation in multicultural elders.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Miller has taught in the College of Nursing for over 20 years, and has received several teaching awards. She has taught family nurse practitioner, public health nursing, and research courses. She currently teaches a popular interdisciplinary graduate student seminar in methodological issues for cross-cultural health research.
Service / Practice
Dr. Miller directed the publication of the Year 2000 Research Priorities for Community Health Nursing for the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE), and received their Award for Research Contributions to Public Health Nursing in May, 2001. She was Chair of the American Public Health Association Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health in 2002-2004, and served on the American Public Health Association Task Force on Aging. Dr. Miller is a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) Study Section.
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