Kathleen H. Miller EdD, RN, APRN, BC
Professor of Nursing Associate Dean for Advanced Practice Programs and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Phone: 508 856-5768

Email: kathleen.miller@umassmed.edu

Dr. Kathleen Miller oversees the Geriatric Nursing Initiatives of the Graduate School of Nursing and is co-prinicipal investigator of the Rosalie Wolf Geriatric Interdisciplinary Health Care Research Center with Jerry Gurwitiz, MD and Jan Mutchler, PhD. She maintains a clinical practice as an advanced practice nurse caring for older adults.


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

  • Recovery of older adults after coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Symptom management after coronary artery bypass surgery

Selected Publications

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, N., Miller, K.H., Bonner, A., Imperio, K., Matzo, M., McNeal, G.J., Ameritil, N., & Feldman, Z. (In Press). Enhancing Cultrual Competencies of Advanced Practice Nurses: Health Care Challenges in the Twenty-First Century. The Journal of Cultural Diversity.

Reynolds, S., Waterhouse, K., & Miller, K.H. (2001). Patient care after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Nursing Management, 32(9 Critical Care Edition), 51-56.

Miller, K.H., & Grindel, C.G. (2001). Recovery from coronary artery bypass surgery: Age-related outcomes. Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, 5(3), 127-133.

Miller, K.H., Grindel, C.G., & Patsdaughter, C.A. (1999). Risk classification, clinical outcomes, and the use of nursing resources for cardiac surgical patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 18(2), 44-49.


Miller, K.H. Comprehensive Geriatric Education and Mentoring Across Settings. Comprehensive Geriatric Education, Division of Nursing, Human Resources and Services Administration, 2006-2009.

Miller, K.H. Enhancing the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program with a Geriatric Specialty. Advanced Nursing Education, Division of Nursing, Human Resources and Service Administration as a Competing Continuation Proposal, 2006-2009.

Miller, K.H. Creating Careers in Geriatric Advanced Practice Nursing. American Association of Colleges of Nursing/ John Hartford Foundation, 2005-2009.

Miller, K.H. Enhancing the Ambulatory and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs with a Geriatric Specialty. Advanced Education Nursing, Division of Nursing, Human Resources and Service Administration, 2002-2005.

Miller, K.H. Health Status, Health Problems, and Adherence to Treatment for Younger and Older Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Meyers Primary Care Institute, 2002-2004.