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Community Systems and Mental Health Nursing
College of Nursing
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Ste. 1080
Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 563-4731
(312) 942-6226
PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1987

MS, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1975

BSN, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1971

Arlene Miller, PhD, RN, FAAN joined the College of Nursing at Rush University in October 2009 as professor and chair of the department of Community, Systems, and Mental Health Nursing. Her teaching and 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. Dr. Miller's research examines individual, family and community factors that contribute to health behavior change in non-English speaking immigrant and other minority women. Her NIH-funded studies examined 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. She is presently exploring neighborhood influences on health and alienation in multicultural elders.

Before coming to Rush, Dr. Miller taught for over 20 years at the College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received several teaching awards. She received the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Award for Research Contributions to Public Health Nursing, and the Recognition Award for Research and Scholarship from Sigma Theta Tau (Honor Society of Nursing), Alpha Lambda Chapter. Most recently, she received the 2009 Established Scientist Award from the Ethnicity and Health research section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She has over 45 publications in peer reviewed journals, and is a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) Study Section.

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