Wendy Miller, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAAN

Wendy Miller, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAAN

Community & Health Systems
Associate Professor

Contact Information

Email: wrtruebl@indiana.edu
Phone: 317-274-2425
Nursing E421, Indianapolis


PhD, Indiana University
Pre-doctoral T32 Fellowship, Indiana University
MSN, Indiana University
BSN, Indiana University


Dr. Miller's independent program of research is focused on generating knowledge that will advance the state of the science in the area of chronic disease self-management, with particular emphasis on the population of adults with epilepsy. Specifically, she focuses on improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy via patient-centered interventions. Her research program consists of an interdisciplinary team involving researchers from nursing, public health, informatics, law, and medicine. Dr. Miller has a specific interest in complex systems analysis of social media data. She is director of the Social Network Health Research Lab at the IU School of Nursing where she oversees interdisciplinary projects that focus on capturing patient voice. Dr. Miller is also experienced in tool development.

Dr. Miller's work has been has been funded as principal investigator via institutional grants totaling $121,900 (IUSON Center for Enhancing Quality of life in Chronic Illness; Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information). She was also awarded a New Investigator Career Development Award from the NIH via the Indiana CTSI. Dr. Miller is currently funded via an NIH P30 for the development of a Brain Safety Lab in collaboration with the IU School of Medicine and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research.

Selected Publications

Miller, W., Groves, D., Knopf, A., Otte, J., & Silverman, R. (Invited, accepted). The patient voice in big data: Word adjacency graph modeling of epilepsy-related ChaCha data. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Miller, W., Lasiter, S., Bartlett Ellis, R., & Buelow, J. (2015). Chronic disease self-management: A hybrid concept analysis. Nursing Outlook, 63(2), 154-161.

Miller, W., Bakas, T., Weaver, M., Buelow, J., & Sabau, D. (2015). The life changes in epilepsy scale: Development and establishment of content and face validity. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 29(2), 95-99.

Miller, W. (2014). Chronic neurological conditions and aging Americans: Implications for nursing. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 46(5), 251-252.

Miller, W. (2014). Patient-centered outcomes in older adults with epilepsy. Seizure, 23(8), 592-597.

Miller, W., Young, N., Friedman, D., Buelow, J., & Devinsky, O. (2014). Discussing sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) with patients: Practices of health-care providers. Epilepsy and Behavior, 32, 38-41.

Miller, W., Buelow, J., & Bakas, T. (2014). Older adults and epilepsy: Experiences with diagnosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 46(1), 1-9.

Miller, W., Bakas, T., & Buelow, J. (2013). Problems, needs, and useful strategies in older adults self-managing epilepsy: Implications for patient education and future intervention programs. Epilepsy and Behavior, 5(31), 25-30.

Miller, W., Bakas, T., Buelow, J., & Habermann, B. (2013). Research involving participants with chronic diseases: Overcoming recruitment obstacles. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 27(6), 307-313.