Sarah Miller, RN, MSN, PhD
Office: 204 Newport Hall
Dr. Miller's program of research focuses on airway defense mechanisms, the perception
of breathing disruptions and the relationship between resistive loads and subjective
responses to breathing. She has also worked with double-lung and tracheostomized patients
to measure and quantify respiratory related evoked potentials.
Neonatal airway defense mechanisms related to mechanical ventilation interventions
Nursing care of patients with somatosensory variations in respiration.
Alexander-Miller, S, and P.W. Davenport. Perception of Multiple Breath Inspiratory
Loads in Males and Females. Biological Psychology, April 2010.
Davenport, P.W., A.D. Martin, Y-L. Chou and S. Alexander-Miller. Respiratory Related
Evoked Potential Elicited in Tracheostomized, Lung Transplant Patients. European Respiratory
Dr. Miller teaches both undergraduate (BSN) and graduate (MSN and Public Health doctoral)
students in PathoPhysiology and PathoPharmacology.
Dr. Miller serves on the undergraduate and graduate curriculum committee, is a member
of International Society for Advancement of Respiratory PsychoPhysiology (ISARP),
and is a member of Greater Memphis Are Advanced Professional Nurses (GMAAPN).
Dr. Miller has a veteran husband and two young children who keep her very busy. She
is a passionate health & fitness advocate and enjoys running in 5K races and dancing.
She also does candid lifestyle photography as a hobby and is an avid reader when not
teaching and writing. She always enjoys an occasional cupcake.