University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jennifer Miller, PhD, APRN-NP

Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Dr. Miller is an assistant professor at the College of Nursing. Dr. Miller received her bachelor’s in nursing science degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009 and worked as a registered nurse on a critical care unit. She then enrolled in the BSN to PhD program and completed her doctorate in 2016 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Miller was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Pi Chapter-At-Large Research Award for her dissertation study of psychometric properties of obstructive sleep apnea screening measures in patients referred to a sleep clinic. Dr. Miller then completed a post-master’s certificate in the Adult-Gerontologic Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and specializes in the management of pulmonary and sleep disorders. She began working for the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, as an assistant professor, in August of 2019.
  • 2009, BSN, UNMC
  • 2016, PhD, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Obstructive sleep apnea screening, assessment, and diagnosis
  • Improving CPAP adherence
  • COPD transitions from acute care to home
  • Screening and diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing in patients with chronic lung disease
Grant Support
  • March 2020-Feb 2021 Title: Promoting Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Adherence using a MET-PAP Intervention in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Award Amount: $50,000, Role: Miller, J (P.I.)
  • March 2015-March 2016 Title: Psychometric Properties of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Measures in Patients Referred to a Sleep Clinic, Award Amount: $1,500, Role: Miller, J (P.I.)
  • Miller, J. N., Berger, A. M. (2016). Screening and assessment for obstructive sleep apnea in primary care. Sleep Medicine Reviews, (29), 41-51.
  • Miller, J. N., Schulz, P. S., Pozehl, B., Fiedler, D., Fial, A., Berger, A. M. (2018) Methodological strategies in using home sleep apnea testing in research and practice. Sleep Breathing Physiology and Disorders, (22) 569–577
  • Miller, J. N., Kupzyk, K.A., Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Schulz, P., Romberger, D., Berger, A. M., (2018). Comparisons of measures used to screen for obstructive sleep apnea in patients referred to a sleep clinic. Sleep Medicine. (51) 15-21.
  • Adult-Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner.
  • 2019-Present, Member of the American College of Chest Physicians.
  • 2015-Present, Member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society.
  • 2013-Present, Member of the Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma Pi Chapter.
  • 2013-Present, Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • 2012-Present, Member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
  • 2015 Ann Malone Berger, PhD and Thomas Berger Nursing Scholarship.
  • 2015 Dean’s Award for Poster Presentation at Midwest Nursing Research Society.
  • 2014-2015 Nellie House Craven Scholarship for an Academic Nursing Career.
  • 2013-2014 Nancy Bergstrom Graduate Nurse Fellowship Fund Awardee.