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Stephania Miller-Hughes

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionMeharry Medical College
AddressMeharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville TN 37208
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    2000Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of AR for Medical Sciences

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    I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at MMC. Upon joining the MMC faculty, I completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI). Since completing this degree, I have provided research design and research implementation assistance to other MSCI degree candidates as part of their thesis projects and also received independent support for my own translational research endeavors. I have served as PI of 2 translational research grants. The first (NIH, R34), in collaboration with a local YMCA and managed care organization, evaluated the feasibility and early efficacy of translating medical nutritional therapy among African American (AA) women with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). The second, currently funded as a MeTRC collaborative research project, is in collaboration with a 25,000+ member church congregation and it evaluates the feasibility and efficacy of peer support, group-based diabetes and weight management intervention among overweight/obese AA women with T2D. I joined the MeTRC DBRE team in January 2012 and began serving as activity leader in July 2012. Since then, I have been actively involved in key DBRE activities, to include research design grant pre-review and post-grant award consultations. For this award, I will to provide overall DBRE guidance and will be responsible for providing support for qualitative research projects including study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

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    R34DK090670     (MILLER-HUGHES, STEPHANIA T.)Feb 15, 2011 - Oct 31, 2013
    Community-Based Diabetes Medical Nutritional Therapy in African American Women
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U54MD010722     (WILKINS, CONSUELO HOPKINS)May 19, 2016 - Mar 31, 2021
    Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Southeast Collaborative for Innovative and Equitable Solutions to Chronic Disease Disparities
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Miller ST, Akohoue SA, Murry VM, Tabatabai M, Wilus D, Foxx A. SISTER (Sisters Inspiring Sisters to Engage in Relevant Diabetes Self-Care) Diabetes Study: Protocol for diabetes medical nutrition therapy randomized clinical trial among African American women. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 02; 125:107052. PMID: 36526256.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    2. Cunningham J, Miller ST, Joosten Y, Elzey JD, Israel T, King C, Luther P, Vaughn Y, Wilkins CH. Community-Engaged Strategies to Promote Relevance of Research Capacity-Building Efforts Targeting Community Organizations. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Oct; 8(5):513-7. PMID: 25951171.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Miller ST, Akohoue SA, Brooks MA. Identification of patient-centered outcomes among African American women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Dec; 106(3):487-90. PMID: 25458332.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Miller ST, Oates VJ, Brooks MA, Shintani A, Gebretsadik T, Jenkins DM. Preliminary efficacy of group medical nutrition therapy and motivational interviewing among obese African American women with type 2 diabetes: a pilot study. J Obes. 2014; 2014:345941. PMID: 25243082.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Miller ST. Diabetes and psychological profile of younger rural African American women with type 2 diabetes. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Nov; 22(4):1239-52. PMID: 22080706.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Miller ST, Marolen KN, Beech BM. Perceptions of physical activity and motivational interviewing among rural African-American women with type 2 diabetes. Womens Health Issues. 2010 Jan-Feb; 20(1):43-9. PMID: 19944621.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. White RO, Beech BM, Miller S. Health Care Disparities and Diabetes Care: Practical Considerations for Primary Care Providers. Clin Diabetes. 2009 Jun; 27(3):105-112. PMID: 21289869.
    8. Miller ST, Beech BM. Rural healthcare providers question the practicality of motivational interviewing and report varied physical activity counseling experience. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Aug; 76(2):279-82. PMID: 19201141.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Miller ST, Elasy TA. Psychometric evaluation of the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) survey in Southern, rural African American women with Type 2 diabetes. BMC Public Health. 2008 Feb 22; 8:70. PMID: 18294380.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Schlundt DG, Briggs NC, Miller ST, Arthur CM, Goldzweig IA. BMI and seatbelt use. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Nov; 15(11):2541-5. PMID: 18070742.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Bruce MA, Sims M, Miller S, Elliott V, Ladipo M. One size fits all? Race, gender and body mass index among U.S. adults. J Natl Med Assoc. 2007 Oct; 99(10):1152-8. PMID: 17987919.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Pichert JW, McClellan LH, Larson C, Kenerson D, Brown A, Reid R, Miller S, Hargreaves M. Development and evaluation of a bible college-based course on faith and health. J Ambul Care Manage. 2006 Apr-Jun; 29(2):141-50. PMID: 16552323.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    13. Maupin JE, Schlundt D, Warren R, Miller S, Goldzweig I, Warren H. Reducing unintentional injuries on the nation's highways: research and program policy to increase seat belt use. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2004 Feb; 15(1):4-17. PMID: 15359970.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    14. Schlundt D, Warren R, Miller S. Reducing unintentional injuries on the nation's highways: a literature review. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2004 Feb; 15(1):76-98. PMID: 15359976.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Miller ST, Schlundt DG, Larson C, Reid R, Pichert JW, Hargreaves M, Brown A, McClellan L, Marrs M. Exploring ethnic disparities in diabetes, diabetes care, and lifestyle behaviors: the Nashville REACH 2010 community baseline survey. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(3 Suppl 1):S38-45. PMID: 15682770.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Miller ST, Mushi C, Ahmed NU, Larson C, McClellan L, Marrs M. Using focus groups to understand health-related practices and perceptions of African Americans: Nashville REACH 2010 preliminary findings. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(3 Suppl 1):S70-6. PMID: 15682774.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Miller ST, Campbell MN, Pichert JW. Diabetes TV news coverage lags behind. Diabetes Care. 2002 Mar; 25(3):607. PMID: 11874955.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Miller ST, Schlundt DG, Pichert JW, Ahmed NU. Shaping Environments for Reductions in Type 2 Diabetes Risk Behaviors: A Look at CVD and Cancer Interventions. Diabetes Spectrum. 2002; 15(3):176-182.
    19. Miller ST, Seib HM, Dennie SP. African American perspectives on health care: the voice of the community. J Ambul Care Manage. 2001 Jul; 24(3):37-44. PMID: 11433554.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Miller ST, McCullough SS, Chowdhury P, Blevins GT. Chronic dietary Cu(2+)-deficiency alters cholecystokinin signal transduction in isolated rat pancreatic acini. J Assoc Acad Minor Phys. 2000; 11(2-3):21-7. PMID: 10953540.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    21. Blevins GT, McCullough SS, Wilbert TN, Isom RM, Chowdhury P, Miller ST. Estradiol alters cholecystokinin stimulus-response coupling in rat pancreatic acini. Am J Physiol. 1998 11; 275(5):G993-8. PMID: 9815029.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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