Michelle Miller-Day (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is a Professor of Communication Studies at Chapman University in Orange, California. Prior to joining Chapman in the Fall of 2012, Dr. Miller-Day occupied a faculty position at Penn State University at University Park as an Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Biobehavioral Health and faculty affiliate with the Penn State Center for Health Care and Policy Research.
Dr. Miller-Day has served as the Principal Qualitative Investigator of a National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA/NIH] funded project for the past twenty years. This work has developed one of the most successful evidence-based substance use prevention programs in the United States and reaches more than two million youth worldwide. She has also served as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI on a number of research grants to investigate or evaluate programs addressing issues at the intersection of health and communication. Her cross-disciplinary work spans medicine, health, communication, and sociology and she has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, books, and chapters in a variety of outlets.
A sampling of Miller-Day publications:
Sampling of book chapters
Nussbaum, J., Miller-Day, M., & Fisher, C. (in press). “Holding each other all night long”: Communicating intimacy in older adulthood. In T. Socha and M. J. Pitts (Eds). The Positive Side of Communication. Peter Lang Publishing.
Miller-Day, M. (in press). Two of me: Mothers and daughters in connection. In A. Deakins, R. Lockridge, and H. Sterk (Eds.), Mothers and daughters: Complicated connections across cultures (pp.89-104). Lanham, MD: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers
Fisher, C, Miller-Day, M. & Nussbaum, J. (in press). Healing through Healthy Doses of Positivity: Mothers’ and Daughters’ Positive Communication When Coping with Breast Cancer. In T. Socha and M. J. Pitts (Eds). Positive Communication in Health and Wellness. Peter Lang Publishing
Miller-Day, M. (2012). Toward conciliation: IRB practices and qualitative interview research. In J. Gubrium, J. Holstein. A. Marvasti, & K. McKinney (Ed.) The Handbook of Interview Research (2nd edition).
Miller-Day, M., & Hecht, M. L. (2012). Keepin’ it REAL when Developing Narrative Health Messages. In A. Goodboy and K. Schultz (Eds.), Introduction to Communication Studies: Translating Scholarship into Meaningful Practice. Kendall/Hunt. In press
Parrott, R., Miller-Day, M., Dillard, J., & Peters, K. (2010). Health communication about genetics. In. C. Gaff and C. Bylund (Ed.) Family communication about genetics: Theory and Practice. Oxford University Press.
Miller-Day, M., & McManus, T. (2009). Work-family dynamics and parent-adolescent communication in working poor families. In T. Socha and G. Stamp (Eds). Parents and children communicating with society: Managing relationships outside the home (pp. 56-79). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Miller-Day, M., & Fisher, C. (2009). Family communication and disordered eating behaviors. In J. Fuchs (Ed.) Eating disorders in adult women (pp. 1-20). Nova Science Publishers.
Hecht, M. L., & Miller-Day, M. (2009). The Drug Resistance Strategies Project: Using narrative theory to enhance adolescents’ communication competence. In L. Frey & K. Cissna (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication (pp. 535-557). New York and London: Routledge.
Miller-Day, M., & Kam, J. (2009). Investigating communication in families: Children, parents, and grandparents. In Eadie, W. F. (Ed.). 21st century communication: A reference handbook (Vol. 1) (pp.303-312).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Miller-Day, M. (2007). Talking with your kids about alcohol and other drugs: Are parents the anti-drug? In L. B. Arnold. (Ed.). Family Communication: Theory and Research. (pp. 335 – 343). Allyn & Bacon.
Fisher, C., & Miller-Day, M. (2006). Communication in mother-adult daughter relationships. In K. Floyd and M.. Morman (Eds.) Widening the family circle: New research on family communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.