Dr Milner's current research focuses on racial disparities in COVID-19, high-risk injury sports, and in the NHS and British medical schools.
Her recent grant study, "An Evaluation of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Response to the London Bridge and Borough Market Terror Attack” was funded by Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity and Southwark Council and completed with colleagues from QMUL. She currently serves as CI with colleagues from Barts Health Trust on a grant funded by the British HIV Association, "The acceptability of offering rapid antiretroviral therapy to people living with HIV in East London: A qualitative study" (PI: Dr Ragreshri Dhairyawan).
Dr Milner previously served as principal investigator (PI) on two grants that assessed how demographic differences are related to physical activity and health outcomes. Her research team designed and implemented the world's first walking bus program for adults and completed a pilot study assessing how the intervention was associated with weight loss for obese and overweight Birmingham, AL residents, and how race, sex, and socioeconomic status may have influenced results. For this research, she received two U.S. national awards: the American Heart Association’s Workplace Innovation Award (gold) and the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) excellence award (silver).