Ann Neville Miller is an Associate Professor in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. Much of her work addresses critical issues concerning communication about HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently she has focused on the communication of religious leaders and churches toward HIV prevention in Africa, and the role of sexual content in African entertainment media in youth sexual attitudes and behavior. She also has a long-running research interest in barriers to research productivity of African communication scholars.
Dr. Miller’s study of African communication patterns arises out of over a dozen years of living, studying, teaching, and researching as an American in Kenya. She continues to work closely with former colleagues there on a range of projects. Her work has appeared in both communication and health-related journals including Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, AIDS and Behavior, Qualitative Health Research, Patient Education and Counseling, African Journal of AIDS Research, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and Communication Education. She recently published a volume co-edited with Donald Rubin, Health Communication and Faith Communities, a multidisciplinary collection that was the first of its kind to address the intersection of health, communication, and communities of faith.
The quality of Dr. Miller’s work and teaching has been recognized through her receipt of various awards including the 2007 Gerald R. Miller dissertation award, as well as several top paper awards, and an excellence in undergraduate teaching award from the University of Central Florida.
Recent publications include:
*Miller, A. N., Ngula, K., & Musambira, G. (2012). Predictors of sexual behavior among church-going youths in Kenya: a cross-denominational study. African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR) 11(1), 271–280.
*Miller, A. N., Kinya, J., Kizito, M., Ngula, K., Njoroge, L., & Davis, K. L. (2011). Kenyan religious leaders’ perspectives on HIV and sexuality. African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR), 10 (3), 271-280.
*Miller, A. N., & Teel, S. (2011). A content analysis of research on religion and spirituality in general communication and health communication journals. Health Communication, 26, 615-620.
*Muraya, J. G., Miller, A. N., & Mjomba, L. (2011). An analysis of target audience member interpretation of messages in the Nimechill abstinence campaign in Nairobi, Kenya in the light of high- and low-context communication. Health Communication, 26, 516-524.
*Santilli, V., & Miller, A. N. (2011). The effects of gender and power distance on the use of nonverbal immediacy behaviors in symmetrical and asymmetrical power conditions: A cross-cultural study of classrooms and friendships. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4, 3-22.
*Miller, A. N., Booker, N. A., Mwithia, J. K., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2011). Kenyan patients’ attitudes regarding doctor ethnicity and patient-provider communication. African Communication Research, 2, 267-280.
*Miller, A. N., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2010). Research and publication by communication faculty in east Africa: A challenge to the global community of communication scholars. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 3, 286-303.
*Muthoni-Thuo, A., & Miller, A. N. (2010). An exploration of rural and urban Kenyan women’s knowledge and attitudes regarding breast cancer and breast cancer early detection measures. Health Care for Women International, 31, 801-816.
*Ngula, K., & Miller, A. N. (2010). Self-disclosure of HIV seropositivity in Kenya by HIV-positive Kamba men and their families. Southern Communication Journal, 75, 328-348.
*Miller, A. N., Mwithia, J. K., Booker, N. A., Kizito, M. N., & Ngula, K. (2010). Kenyan patients’ attitudes regarding doctor ethnicity and doctor-patient ethnic discordance. Patient Education and Counseling, 82, 201-206.
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