Joy Miller, CPNP-PC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner on the pediatric palliative care team at UVA Children’s Hospital. She coordinates the care of children with life-threatening/limiting illnesses, educating and assisting patients, families and caregivers in making complex medical decisions and collaborating with colleagues across disciplines to support these medically fragile pediatric patients and their families.
A New Jersey native, Ms. Miller earned her B.S. in health sciences from James Madison University and her BSN-RN from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. In 2007, she returned to UVA to work in acute care pediatrics and earned her MSN/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree. She joined the pediatric palliative care service in 2011, and has worked to expand the program to include perinatal palliative care, including developing a support group for families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss.
Ms. Miller specializes in working through ethical issues in the care of vulnerable children and families. In addition to her clinical work, she is very active in community service, teaching and research and presents to colleagues locally and at state and national conferences. She also serves on a number of UVA panels, councils and committees as an active advocate for pediatric palliative care. She is a past president of the central Virginia chapter of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and volunteers at local chapter events. She is also on the board of LilyPads, a nonprofit that provides low-cost, short-term housing in volunteer host homes for families and friends of pediatric patients undergoing medical care in Charlottesville.
Ms. Miller and her husband, Brad, have a 2-year-old daughter, Maxwell, and are expecting a son this summer. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out at CrossFit® and traveling.