Dr. Millan is the former Nursing Director for Children’s Medical Services (CMS) at the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Health. She has also served as an adjunct faculty at several institutions of higher learning focusing on children and women’s health.
Dr. Millan was previously national president and board member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), past member of Nursing Advisory Council of the Joint Commission and a member of the Commission to End Healthcare Disparities. She currently serves as a board member for NAHN, is a member of the Chamberlain University Board of Trustees, as commissioner for the office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission, and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI).
Millan was inducted as a fellow of the American Nursing Academy in 2012 and is a recipient of 2015 NAHN Nurse of the Year and 22nd Senate Woman of the Year award.
Dr. Millan received her Nursing degree from Los Angles County, School of Nursing. She continued her education and holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from California State University. Millan also is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Western University of Health Sciences and she is licensed to practice nursing in the state of California.
PERSONAL INTEREST IN ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Dr. Millan is a strong supporter of Alzheimer’s research and education. Alzheimer disease (AD) has affected more than 5 million Americans and due to our growing number of Americans over the age of 65, this disease will become an even greater social burden in the future. AD affects both women and men. However, because women have a longer life expectancy, women tend to suffer at higher rates from AD than men. Furthermore, women’s bodies differ from men in several ways that may affect the course and expression of AD and I am very interested in supporting various ways to improve the lives of Americans affected by AD.