Megan Miller, PhD, RN
Position title: Assistant Professor
5117 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
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 and compassionate palliative 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. Currently funded by the American Holistic Nurses Association, Dr. Miller’s mixed-methods research examines the role of spirituality in supporting management of common cancer-related symptoms. Megan is the co-founder of the Creative Dying Project, a Death Café facilitator, and a recent graduate from the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research program. They are passionate about examining applications of mindfulness meditation and psychedelic-assisted therapy for facing illness, death, and grief, as well as exploring more 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.
- Examining the role of thoughts and emotions in cancer-related pain and other symptoms.
- Improving symptom management and psychosocial adjustment among people with cancer.
- Understanding the role of supportive therapies in holistic cancer-related symptom management.