June E. Miller, PhD, RN, COL, ANC, USAR, RET

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
School of Nursing


Email:  Junemiller62@gmail.com

Expertise Areas:

Dr. Miller’s research interests include transcultural care in community health and especially women’s health issues.  Research has included domestic violence in the Arab population in Detroit, context of women’s health in Jordan, political influences on care in the Czech Republic, and the development of a cultural competence tool with colleagues to measure cultural competence in nursing care.  Dr. Miller has been primarily a qualitative researcher using the ethnonursing research method. She worked and studied with Dr. Madeleine Leininger at Wayne State University for 20 years.  Her doctoral work in Transcultural Nursing focused on political care in the Czech Republic, as a former communist country of the USSR.  In the summer of 1989, she conducted field research in Prague, Czech Republic as a precursor to her primary research. She was honored to be the recipient of the Leininger Award for Transcultural Nursing at Wayne State University in 1996. Dr. Miller was a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan in 2000, where she taught nursing and conducted a study on the context of care for women in Jordan.  She served as President of the Transcultural Nursing Society from 2004-2008. In 2006 Dr. Miller was inducted as a Transcultural Nursing Scholar. She served as Director of the Scholars for three years.  Colonel Miller served on active duty in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and transferred into the Army Nurse Corp in 1979.  She was a Hospital Chief Nurse and a Unit Headquarters Chief Nurse in Michigan.  She participated in Reserve Exercises in Japan, Germany, and Belgium, retiring from the military in 1993 as an Army Colonel.

Languages spoken, read/write*:

English and beginning French

Select Publications:

Journal Articles

Outwater, A. et. al (2012). Meanings of care by bereaved relatives of homicide victims in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania: Implications for nursing. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23(4), 397-405.

Andrews, M. et al. (2011). Developing a culturally competent workforce through collaborative partnerships. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22(3), 300-306.

Miller, J. (2008). Transcultural Nursing Society Position Statement on Human Rights. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 19(1), 5-7.

Miller, J., Petro-Nustas, W. (2002). Context of Care for Jordanian Women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 13(3) 228-236.

Miller, J (1997). Politics and care: A study of Czech Americans within Leininger's Theory. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 9(1), 3-13.

Present/Future Directions

 Although retired from nursing after serving in faculty positions at Yale, Wayne State, Oakland University and Johns Hopkins University, Dr Miller is an active participant in the Transcultural Nursing Scholars program, and attends annual TCNS meetings often.  She supports students in Transcultural Nursing whenever possible, and continues to value the critical foundations learned through Transcultural Nursing, as the world around us struggles to keep up.

Updated 01/2021