Melanie Miller, M.S. (she/her/hers) is a fourth year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2015 with a double B.A. in Psychology and Child and Family Studies with a minor in Philosophy. She then received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the UK in 2020. Melanie is a member of the Help-Seeking And Multicultural Measurement Evaluation Research (HAMMER) Lab and currently holds a graduate assistantship working for Transformative Learning as an APP instructor and Integrated Success Coach.

Melanie has worked professionally in research, program evaluation, and patient-education for various non-profits and health organizations for the last 8 years.  Clinically, Melanie has worked with a range of clients in career counseling, university centers, and health psychology settings. She is currently a Doctoral Intern at Bluegrass Health Psychology working with health psychology assessments and treatments.

Broadly, Melanie’s work as a scientist-practitioner and advocate focuses on marginalized people’s access to healthcare and opportunity. Within this framework, she studies the impacts of identity on help-seeking, how identity impacts healthcare disparities and inequities, the impact of providers’ cultural competency in healthcare, the barriers to mental healthcare, and marginalized peoples’ educational/career development.  Email: