Stephania Miller-Hughes, PhD, MS, MSCI is a behavioral scientist and health disparities researcher. She has an overarching interest in translating evidence-based interventions to eliminate chronic disease burdens experienced by racial and ethnic minorities. Her long-time program of funded research is focused on community-engaged and patient-relevant efforts to reduce the disproportionate diabetes burden experienced by African American women. She has expertise in lifestyle intervention development and implementation, patient-centered counseling protocol development and implementation, qualitative research, survey development, and community engagement.
Locally, she serves in several research infrastructure roles. Regionally, she represents Tennessee in efforts to address social determinants that negatively impact the health of racial and ethnic minorities. Nationally, she serves as a grant reviewer for various entities, such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Addressing Disparities Panel) and other academic institutions.