This work has been supported by grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. Department of State, Marchionne Foundation, Council for European Studies, Arizona Disease Control Commission and the Nemours Foundation among others. Dr. Miller-Day has also participated in the Commercialization Acceleration Program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to support rapid translation of research into programs that organizations can use. Dr. Miller-Day has more than 100 publications and is on numerous scholarly journal editorial boards in the fields of communication and health.


Michelle Miller-Day (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is President of REAL Prevention LLC (with Dr. Hecht) and Professor of Communication at Chapman University. Dr. Miller-Day specializes in research, development, and evaluation of culturally grounded intervention programs. Her specific area of expertise is in designing narrative health messages for diverse communities, and in researching the relationship of family communication to health. Drs. Miller-Day and Hecht have been supported by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and others. REAL Prevention's evidence-based drug prevention intervention, keepin' it REAL (kiR), started as a small R01 in the 1990s and has since been successfully disseminated and implemented in all 50 states and 53 other countries to 1 million youth each year. This led to the creation of Real Prevention LLC., a business that provides consulting, training, support, and evaluation services to organizations interested in adopting any of REAL Prevention's program or who are interested in developing new interventions. Current technology-based projects involve collaborations with the 4-H Clubs, Planned Parenthood, the US Embassy in Nicaragua, and the Miami, Florida schools on topics as diverse as sex education, HPV prevention, and media literacy. These projects utilize face-to-face delivery, e-learning curricula, interactive video games, and apps to promote health among children, youth, and adults. If you have any questions or concerns email, Michelle at