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Cathy Miller

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree ProgramPh.D. Nursing

Dr. Miller has worked with anti-Human Trafficking organizations for the past fifteen years and has over 25 years’ experience caring for victims and survivors in the emergency department. She presents and trains nationally and internationally on the subjects of human trafficking, complex trauma, and child sex trafficking and serves as an expert witness for the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Texas and is a consultant and trainer for the US Office of Trafficking in Persons. Dr. Miller has multiple published works on child and adolescent complex trauma, child sex trafficking, and human trafficking and text book contributions in Medical, Nursing, and Public Health texts on human trafficking. Dr. Miller is co-founder and co-chair of The Texas Coastal Bend Border Region Human Trafficking Task Force and the Director of Research and Scholarship for the Global Strategic Operatives for the Eradication of Human Trafficking initiated at the United Nations in 2018. Additionally, Dr. Miller and her team are funded by the Department of Justice for mentoring victims of child sex trafficking. Most recently, Dr. Miller has been invited as a visiting professor for Shandong Medical University in Jinan, China. Dr. Miller is currently PhD in Nursing Contributing Faculty.

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Tyler - Tyler, TX

Public Service

United States Department of Health and Human Services Office on Trafficking in Persons- SOAR working group member, Technical Working Group Member and Trainer

Texas Coastal Bend Border Region human Trafficking Task Force (CBBR), Chair

The Empowerment Coalition (EChO) of South Texas, Founder - , United States

Awards / Honors

Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of Health and Human Services; Office of Trafficking in Persons, 2016

University of Texas at Tyler Graduate School of Nursing Dissertation Award for Dissertation Excellence, University of Texas at Tyler, 2014

Trailblazer Award, New Life Refuge Ministries, 2018

Publications

Miller, C. L., Chisolm-Straker, M., MPH, M., Alter, MD, MS, FACEP, H., Atkinson, MD, H., Lippert, M., MS, S., Losonczy, M., MPH, L., Stoklosa, M., MPH, H. (2015). Support for Advancing Research and Training on the Intersection of Human Trafficking and Public Health.

Miller, C. L., Miller, C. L. . Best Practice for Nurses on Education for Pregnant Women and Families Related to the Prevention of Pertussis in Infants: A Systematic Review of Literature.

Miller, C. L. (2014). Child and adolescent complex trauma: Emergency nurses positioned as advocates in practice and policy

Miller, C. L. (2013). Child sex trafficking in the emergency department: Opportunities and challenges

Miller, C. L., Duke, G., Northam, S. (2016). Child sex trafficking recognition, intervention and referral: An educational framework for the development of health care provider education programs Journal of Human Trafficking

Miller, C. L. (2016). Child Sex Trafficking-Development of an Educational Framework to Guide Health Care Provider Practice

Miller, C. L. (2016). Foundations of Maternal-Newborn & Women's Health Nursing

Miller, C. L., D, S. (2016). I:Care A health are providers guide to recognizing and caring for domestic minor sex trafficking victims

chisolm-Straker, M., Alter, H., Atkinson, H., Losonczy, L., Miller, C. L., Stoklosa, H. (2015). Public health approach to human trafficking

Presentations

Miller, C. L. (2018). A framework for the development of nursing education program on trafficking in persons

Miller, C. L. (2016). An Interdisciplinary Student Research Assistant Experience American Public Health Association

Miller, C. L. (2014). Chicago, IL

Miller, C. L. (2014). Child Sex Trafficking and the health Care Provider

Miller, C. L. (2014). Child Sex Trafficking in DFW

Miller, C. L. (2015). Child Sex Trafficking in the Coastal Bend

Miller, C. L. (2015). Child Sex Trafficking-Recognition, Intervention, and Referral

Miller, C. L. (2014). Child Sex Trafficking: Development of an Education Program to Guide Health Care Provider Practice

Miller, C. L. (2012). Child Sex Trafficking: The Need for an education Framework to Guide Nursing Practice

Miller, C. L. (2015). Complex trauma and the Need for a Comprehensive Response to Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting

Miller, C. L. (2015). Developing Healthcare Provider Education Programs to Recognize and Care for Victims and Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking

Miller, C. L. (2017). Developing Human Trafficking Health Care Provider Training

Miller, C. L. (2017). Development of a framework to guide the development of human trafficking education for health care providers. American Public Health Association

Miller, C. L. (2015). Development of a Mentoring Model in a Faith Based Institution

Miller, C. L. (2017). Development of health care provider education on trafficking in persons.

Miller, C. L. (2017). Human Trafficking in the Coastal Bend

Miller, C. L. (2018). Human Trafficking 4 hour training

Miller, C. L. (2015). Human Trafficking in the Coastal Bend

Miller, C. L. (2017). Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department. Recognition, Intervention, and Referral

Miller, C. L. (2016). Human Trafficking in the Health Care and Pharmacy Settings

Miller, C. L. (2015). Identifying and Responding to Child Sex Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting and Postmortem Indiana State Coroners Association

Miller, C. L. (2016). Just First Response

Miller, C. L. (2014). Recognition and intervention with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Shared Hope International

Miller, C. L. (2015). Recognition and Intervention with Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Shared Hope International

Miller, C. L. (2014). Recognition, Intervention, and Referral of the Sex Trafficking survivor in the healthcare setting

Miller, C. L. (2016). Sex Trafficking in Missouri-What Health Care Providers Need to Know

Miller, C. L. (2014). Sex Trafficking: recognition, Intervention, and Referral in the Health Care Setting

Miller, C. L. (2015). State of the Science: Child and Adolescent Complex Trauma Incarnate Word University

Miller, C. L. (2014). Stop Child Abuse Texas

Miller, C. L. (2016). Texas Leadership

Miller, C. L. (2014). The Globalization of Child Sex Trafficking

Miller, C. L. (2014). The Globalization of child Sex Trafficking

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