Lyndsey M. Miller, Ph.D., R.N.

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • ORCATECH, School of Medicine
  • Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, School of Medicine


  • 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)

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, NIH/NIA Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award

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: decision making, care values, care planning
  • Family caregiving: relationship quality, indicators of caregiver strain, bereavement
  • Dyadic analysis: incongruence, behavioral interdependence
  • Behavioral biomarkers and intensive longitudinal data


Selected publications

  • Miller, L.M., Dieckmann, N.F., Mattek, N.C., Lyons, K.S., & Kaye, J.A. (2014) Social activity decreases risk of placement in a long-term care facility for a prospective sample of community-dwelling older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 7(3), 106-112. DOI: 10.3928/19404921-20140110-02. PubMed PMID: 24444452; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4040300
  • Miller, L.M., Lyons, K.S., & Bennett, J.A. (2015) Incongruent perceptions of pain and physical function among families living with lung cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(9), 2755-2762. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-015-2640-x; PubMed PMID: 25669967.
  • Lyons, K.S., Miller, L.M., McCarthy, M.J. (2016) The roles of dyadic appraisal and coping in couples with lung cancer. Journal of Family Nursing, 22(4), 493-514. DOI: 10.1177/1074840716675976. PubMed PMID: 27803239; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5405735.
  • Miller, L.M., Whitlatch, C.J., & Lyons, K.S. (2016) Shared decision making in dementia: A review of patient and family carer involvement. Dementia, 15(5), 1141-1157. DOI: 10.1177/1471301214555542. PubMed PMID: 25370075
  • Miller, L.M., Sullivan, D.R., & Lyons, K.S. (2017) The decision process of families living with lung cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(1), 108-115. DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF. PubMed PMID: 27991611; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5377929.
  • Miller, L.M., Whitlatch, C.J., Lee, C.S., & Lyons, K.S. (2018) Incongruent perceptions of the care values of hospitalized persons with dementia: A pilot study of patient-family caregiver dyads. Aging & Mental Health, 22(4), 489-496. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1280766. PMID: 28128641. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5529266.
  • Miller, L.M., Lee, C.S., Whitlatch, C.J., & Lyons, K.S. (2018) Involvement of hospitalized persons with dementia in everyday decisions: A dyadic study. The Gerontologist, 58(4), 644-653. DOI:10.1093/geront/gnw265. PMID: 28379352. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6044333
  • Miller, L.M., Whitlatch, C.J., Lee, C.S., & Caserta, M.S. (2019) Care values in dementia: Patterns of perception and incongruence among family care dyads. The Gerontologist, 59(3), 509-518. DOI:10.1093/geront/gny008. 
  • Miller, L.M., Kaye, J.A., Lyons, K.S., Lee, C.S., Whitlatch, C.J., & Caserta, M.S. (2019) Well-being in dementia: A cross-sectional dyadic study of the impact of multiple dimensions of strain on persons living with dementia and their family care partners. International Psychogeriatrics, 31(5), 617-626. DOI:10.1017/S104161021800203X. PMID: 30722800


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