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Carrie A. Miller, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor - Department of Public Relations


Dr. Carrie Miller completed a Susan G. Komen predoctoral fellowship and a National Cancer Institute T32 postdoctoral training program in Cancer Prevention & Control at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine and Massey Cancer Center. As a T32 scholar, she gained advanced training in health communication, social media, and mobile/digital health; conducted social media listening studies focused on understanding the public discourse of cancer-related topics on social media; and conducted research aimed at addressing misinformation and developing timely and effective communication strategies. She also helped develop the “Together for Health – Virginia” program, which uses online recruitment methods, including social media ads, to recruit participants in an e-cohort and health registry for longitudinal epidemiologic research.

Dr. Miller’s background in behavioral and population science provides a unique perspective in cancer communication and prevention science. Her research is focused on developing novel interventions, which leverage communication, social influence, and digital technologies to improve cancer screening uptake and awareness. She will be continuing this work in the College of Journalism and Communications with the STEM Translational Communication Center (STCC) and the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) Cancer Population Sciences research program.

Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked in a variety of research roles in the academic and private sectors honing her research skills. At present, she has more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has published one book chapter. Her work has been disseminated in more than 50 poster and oral presentations at national and international conferences.



Dr. Miller will be teaching COM 6715 (Grant Writing) and courses related to social influence and health communication.

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