Kathleen H. Miller EdD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP


Professor, Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship, Diversity, & Evaluation

Phone: 508-856-5768

Email: kathleen.miller@umassmed.edu

Dr. Kathleen Miller oversees externally funded Geriatric Nursing Initiatives of the Graduate School of Nursing. 


2004 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University
1989 EdD, Boston University
1994 Post-Masters Certificate, Northeastern University
1980 MS, Boston College
1975 BSN, San Jose State University

Research Interests

  • Transitions of older adults after hospitalization
  • Education of nursing and interprofessional personnel about geriatric care

Selected Publications

Sommers, R., Miller, K.H., & Barry, D. (2012). Feasibility pilot of oral medication adherence and knowledge in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(4), E373-E379.

Tjia, J., Bonner, A., Briesacker, B., McGee, S., & Miller, K.H. (2009). Medication discrepancies upon Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facility Transitions. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 24(3), 289-299.**

Melander, S., Kleinpell, R., Hravnak, M., King, J., & Miller, K.H. (2008) Post Master’s Certification Programs for Nurse Practitioners: Population Specialty Role Preparation. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,20(2), 63-68.

Seckel, M. and Miller, K.H. (2007). Potential Barriers to Implementing Practice Alerts. AACN News, 24(1), 4.

Miller, K.H. & Grindel, C.G. (2004). Symptoms for Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Clinical Nursing Research, 13(3), 179-198.

Ndiwane, A., Miller, K.H., Bonner, A., Imperio, K., Matzo, M., McNeal, G., Amertil, N., & Feldman, N. (2004) Enhancing cultural competencies of advanced practice nurses: Health care challenges in the twenty-first century. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 11(3), 118-121.

Selected Grants

Principal Investigator with Blanchard, G. Morris, N. and Oleson, E. (2012-2015 Comprehensive Geriatric Education and Mentoring Across Settings. Comprehensive Geriatric Education, Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2006=2009, 2009-2012,2012-2015.

Principle Investigator Expansion of the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs. 2010-2015, Role Health  Resources and Services Administration, Division of Nursing. Expansion of the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs, 2010-2015

Fischer, M., DeMarco, D., Miller, K.H., & Milner, R. Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative.  Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, 2011-2013.

Co-Principal Investigator with Gurwitz, J., Miller, K.H., and Mutchler, J. (Co-PI). University of Massachusetts Center (Rosalie Wolf) for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research. Rand/Hartford Building Interdisciplinary Geriatric HealthCare Research Centers Initiative. Rand Corporation/John A. Hartford Foundation/UMMS, 2007-2009.