Lyndsey M. Miller, Ph.D., RN (she/her)

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Research Investigator, ORCATECH, School of Medicine


Lyndsey Miller, Ph.D., R.N. is Assistant Professor at the OHSU School of Nursing, and a Research Investigator with the Oregon Center on Aging & Technology. Dr. Miller's research examines social and relationship factors that impact the autonomy of the person living with dementia, care-related strain in their family care partners, and the health and well-being of the care dyad. Dr. Miller joined OHSU in 2018 after completing an interdisciplinary post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Utah. 

In her current research projects (R01AG080644; K01059839; R01AG077472) with the Oregon Center for Aging & Technology, Dr. Miller is evaluating remote digital assessments of social and physical engagement to more objectively and continuously understand its impact on everyday function in older adult couples, risk of developing dementia, and stress in dementia caregivers. 

Education and training

    • B.S.N., 2007, New York University
    • Ph.D., 2016, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship

    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (T32) in Interdisciplinary Aging and Family Health Research, University of Utah (2016-2018)

Memberships and associations:

  • Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
  • Western Institute of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Psi Chapter
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA: Behavioral & Social Sciences Section)

Areas of interest

  • Dementia: maintaining engagement in life (social and physical), everyday function, decision making, care planning
  • Family caregiving: relationship quality, spousal support, indicators of caregiver strain, bereavement
  • Dyadic analysis: incongruence, behavioral interdependence
  • Digital biomarkers, remote assessment, and intensive longitudinal data

Honors and awards

  • 2014, Hartford Award for Research and Practice, SoN, OHSU
  • 2015, Dean’s Award for Dissertation Research, SoN, OHSU
  • 2016, Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher, Western Institute of Nursing
  • 2016, Carol A. Lindeman Award for Excellence in Nursing, Innovative Leadership, and Vision for Health Care, PhD Graduating Class, OHSU
  • 2019-2022, NIH/NIA Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award
  • 2019-2023, NIH/NIA Mentored Early Career Research Scientist (K01) Award
  • 2020-2022, REC Faculty Scholar, Oregon Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, OHSU
  • 2022-2024, Mental Health and Aging Scholar, Advanced Research Institute (NIH/NIMH)
  • 2023-2027, NIH/NIA "RSELVES" Research Project (R01) Award


Selected publications

  • Miller, L. M., Solomon, D. N., Whitlatch, C. J., Hiatt, S. O., Wu, C. Y., Reynolds, C., . . . Steele, J. S. (2022). The Remote Assessment and Dynamic Response Program: Development of an In-Home Dementia-Related Care Needs Assessment to Improve Well-Being. Innov Aging, 6(2), 1-12.
  • Karen S Lyons, Luke T Russell, Kalisha Bonds Johnson, Glenna S Brewster, Julie H Carter, Lyndsey M Miller, Evaluating the Dyadic Benefits of Early-Phase Behavioral Interventions: An Exemplar Using Data from Couples Living with Parkinson’s Disease, The Gerontologist, 2023;, gnad172,


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