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Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Minneapolis VA
BA Augsburg University; MA, PhD University of Tulsa
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Research Interests
My program of research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of sleep disturbances following trauma exposure using innovative technology to optimize sleep-focused interventions within the VA Healthcare System. As a trained clinician providing behavioral sleep, I routinely care for Veterans who benefit from these interventions. In addition to this clinical experience, with twelve years of research on understanding and treating co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and sleep disturbances, I am uniquely positioned to design research studies to build the evidence base to assist both patients and providers. My research has investigated the efficacy of Exposure, Relaxation, and Rescripting Therapy (ERRT), a cognitive-behavioral treatment for trauma-related nightmares, providing me skills necessary to develop and manage a randomized controlled trial and to effectively assess and treat a common complaint within both civilian and military trauma-exposed populations. I also have conducted studies on the use of mobile applications in sleep-focused care with Veterans and objective measurement of sleep. My current career development award is focused on increasing my ability to address critical questions regarding the development, maintenance, and recovery of trauma-related sleep disturbances.
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VA Research Topics
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Behavioral Sciences
MeSH Key Words
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Sleep Wake Disorders; Dreams; Polysomnography; Actigraphy; Mobile Applications; Arousal; Biomarkers; Follow-up Studies
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