Emily Miller-Cushon, PhD

University of Florida

Dr. Emily Miller-Cushon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. Her research program focuses on improving knowledge about dairy calf rearing and management and developing novel ways to measure animal welfare. She has specifically investigated the role of dairy calf feeding and housing management in behavioral development, performance, and health, with the aim of refining early rearing practices to improve long-term dairy cattle welfare.

She has received the New Investigator Award from the International Society for Applied Ethology in recognition of her research accomplishments. She also leads an active teaching program in animal behavior and welfare.

Dr. Miller-Cushon serves on the program committee for the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council and has served as chair of the Animal Behavior and Well-being Program committee for the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Guelph and B.S. from the University of Waterloo.