Megan R. Miller, PhD, RN

Position title: Assistant Professor

Pronouns: she/her, they/them


Website: Website

Phone: 608-890-2424

5117 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

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Certificate, California Institute of Integral Studies in: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research, 2022
Training, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in: MDMA-Assisted Therapy 100 hours training (Parts A-D), 2022
PhD, Michigan State University in: Nursing,2020
BSN, Michigan State University, 2015

Dr. Megan Miller has been a Registered Nurse since 2015, gaining professional experience in hospice and palliative care, nursing education, and health promotion across the lifespan. Dr. Miller’s work focuses on supporting holistic, compassionate, and equitable palliative and supportive care. Dr. Miller completed BSN and PhD programs at Michigan State University, with a focus on cancer symptom management and integrative therapies. She then transitioned into a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Dr. Miller’s mixed-methods research examines the role of spirituality in supporting management of common cancer-related symptoms and is beginning to explore psilocybin-assisted therapy as a supportive care intervention. Megan is the co-founder of the Creative Dying Project, a Death Café facilitator, and a graduate from the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research program. They are passionate about examining applications of psychedelic-assisted therapy for facing illness, death, and grief, as well as exploring equitable community-based models for palliative and end-of-life care.

Research Focus Areas

Symptom Science and Palliative Care

  • Exploring spirituality as a support for patients who are facing cancer-related symptoms.
  • Improving symptom management and psychosocial adjustment among people with cancer.
  • Understanding the role of supportive therapies in holistic cancer-related symptom management.

Symptom Science and Palliative Care