Shelly Miller

Miller discusses airborne COVID spread with Eos

June 2, 2022

Shelly Miller is interviewed in "Indoor Air Pollution in the Time of Coronavirus", a new long-format piece by Eos, the journal of the American Geophysical Union. Miller is a professor of mechanical and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and an expert on indoor air quality. She has...

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The Conversation: Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID – new study

Jan. 11, 2022

Professor Shelly Miller shares her recent research about COVID-19 transmission with The Conversation.

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Ask an expert: Staying COVID-safe this coming holiday, winter season

Nov. 16, 2021

Read updated advice from CU Boulder’s Shelly Miller, professor of mechanical engineering and expert in indoor air quality, about the ways we can all help reduce our risk and keep our communities safe during the winter season.

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Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

ME professor Shelly Miller, a co-author of the study, finds masking instruments, social distancing and implementing time limits significantly reduce the risk of emitting COVID-19 airborne particles.

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Let’s talk about transmission of respiratory infectious diseases

Nov. 11, 2020

Professors Shelly Miller and Nina Vance, along with Miller's daughter, Renee Leiden, produced a video explaining how the transmission of respiratory infections can occur.

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The New York Times: Serve up some extra precautions at your thanksgiving table this year

Nov. 10, 2020

Public health officials, including mechanical engineering Professor Shelly Miller, urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.

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Ask an expert: Staying safe this winter and holiday season during COVID-19

Oct. 30, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise nationally, it is more important than ever to reduce one’s risk of contracting or spreading the virus. Learn from expert Shelly Miller about the ways we can all help reduce our risk and keep our communities safe.

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Aerosol research instrumental in getting musicians back to playing safely

Oct. 14, 2020

A CU-Boulder research team of scientists and musicians seek to find out how musical ensembles around the world can continue to safely perform music together during the pandemic.

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Singing unmasked, indoors spreads COVID-19 through aerosols, new study confirms

Sept. 18, 2020

Singing indoors, unmasked can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols, confirms a new peer-reviewed study of a March choir rehearsal which became one of the nation’s first superspreading events.

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Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spread on campus

Aug. 19, 2020

As students return to campus, a mostly behind-the-scenes team of university staff and scientists has been working to make sure that the air they breathe will be as safe as possible.