Faculty Profile: Edward Miller, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Edward Miller
Edward Miller, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research
Work: +1 617-287-7313
Dr. Miller's research focuses on understanding the determinants and effects of federal and state policies affecting vulnerable populations, including the frail and disabled elderly, mentally ill, veterans, and urban underserved. Whereas the conceptual focus of his studies is in state politics and policy, intergovernmental relations, program evaluation and implementation, the substantive focus is primarily in aging and long-term care, and telemedicine and e-health.

Biography

After receiving his Ph.D. in 2003 in Political Science and Health Policy from the University of Michigan, Dr. Miller completed a postodoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University. Dr. Miller also holds an A.B. and M.P.A. from Cornell University, and has spent time in New Zealand as a Fulbright scholar and the Congressional Research Service as a social policy analyst. Dr. Miller has published 84 peer-reviewed journal articles. He organized and edited "The Affordable Care Act: Advancing Long-Term Care in the United States," a book published by Routledge, Taylor Frances in September 2012. Another book, "Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?", is forthcoming, also by Routledge. Dr. Miller is a member of the editorial boards of the The Gerontologist, Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Research on Aging, and World Medical & Health Policy. He is currently an Associate Professor of Gerontology & Public Policy, Graduate Program Director (Ph.D. in Gerontology), and Fellow, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston. He was recently named a Fellow, Social Research, Policy and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America.

Research Description

Professor Miller's research focuses on understanding the determinants and effects of federal and state policies affecting vulnerable populations, including the frail and disabled elderly, mentally ill, veterans, and urban underserved. Whereas the conceptual focus of his studies is primarily in state politics and policy, intergovernmental relations, program evaluation and implementation, the substantive focus is primarily in aging and long-term care and telemedicine and e-health.

Dr. Miller has published 84 peer-reviewed journal articles, with several more under review. Numerous other book chapters and reports have been written as well. He organized and edited the Spring 2012 issue of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy, "Critical Essays on Health Care Reform: The Affordable Care Act, Long-Term Care, and Elders," in addition to "The Affordable Care Act: Advancing Long-Term Care in the United States," a book published by Routledge, Taylor Frances in September 2012. Another book, "Blocking Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?", is forthcoming, also by Routledge. Previously he organized the August 2010 special issue of Medical Care Research & Review on long-term care policy development. A co-authored book, Digital Medicine: Health Care in the Internet Era, was published by Brookings Institution Press in 2009. Dr. Miller is a member of the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, & Law, Research on Aging, and World Medical & Health Policy. He is also the Social Media Editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law. In addition to invited talks, he routinely presents at the annual meetings of several professional organizations, including the American Political Science Association, Gerontological Society of America, Midwest Political Science Association, and AcademyHealth.

After receiving his Ph.D. in 2003 in Political Science and Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan, Dr. Miller completed a postodoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University. He also holds an A.B. and M.P.A. from Cornell University, and has spent time in New Zealand as a Fulbright scholar and the Congressional Research Service as a social policy analyst specializing in aging and retirement issues. He is currently an Associate Professor of Gerontology & Public Policy, Graduate Program Director (Ph.D. in Gerontology), and Fellow, Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston. He was recently named a Fellow of the Social Research, Policy and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America.

Grants and Awards

Fellow, Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section, Council and Fellowship Committee, Gerontological Society of America, 2012-Present

The Outstanding Reviewer of 2012, Editor, The Gerontologist, 2012

Social Media Editor, Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Colleen Grogan, Ph.D., Editor, 2012-Present

Treasurer (Nominated), Health Politics & Policy Section, American Political Science Association, 2013-Present

Secretary/Treasurer, Public Policy Section, American Political Science Association, 2012-Present

Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Michael Sparer, Ph.D., Colleen Grogan, Ph.D., Editors, 2008-Present

Member of the Editorial Board, The Gerontologist, William J. McAuley, Ph.D., Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D., Editors, 2008-Present

Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Francis G. Caro, Ph.D., Editor, 2008-Present

Member of the Editorial Board, Research on Aging, Jeffrey Burr, Ph.D., Editor, 2013-Present

Member of the Editorial Board, World Medical & Health Policy, Arnauld Nicogossian, M.D., Editor, 2010-Present

Member of the Advisory Board, Center for Long-Term Care Research and Policy, School of Health Sciences and Practice, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, 2011-Present

Guest Editor, Special Issue on the Long-Term Care Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 2012

Member, Program Committee of the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section, Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011

Nominating Committee, Health Politics & Policy Section, American Political Science Association, 2010-2011

Guest Editor, Special Supplemental Issue on the Commonwealth Fund Long-Term Care Opinion Leader Survey, Medical Care Research and Review, 2010

Medical Care Exceptional Reviewer, Co-Editors-in-Chief, Medical Care, 2008, 2009 (Covering 2006, 2007, 2008)

International Travel Fund, Director of International Affairs, Brown University, 2009

Humanities Research Fund, Office of the Vice President for Research, Brown University, 2009

Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, The University of Michigan, 2003

Predoctoral Training Grant, National Institute on Aging, Institute of Gerontology Research Training Program, The University of Michigan, 2001-2003

Rackham Discretionary Fund Grant, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, The University of Michigan, 2001, 2002, 2003

Nonprofit and Public Management Center's Doctoral Research Award, Nonprofit and Public Management Center, The University of Michigan, 2002

Gerald R. Ford Dissertation Grant, Department of Political Science, The University of Michigan, 2000, 2001, 2002

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, The University of Michigan, 2000-2001

Thesis Grant, Department of Political Science, The University of Michigan, 1999, 2000

Doctoral Fellowship in Health and Aging, National Institute on Aging, Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Michigan, 1997-2000

Rackham Travel Grant, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, The University of Michigan, 1997, 1999

HSOP Grant for Summer Coursework, HSOP Committee, The University of Michigan, 1996, 1999

Honors, Major Preliminary Examination in American Government and Politics, Department of Political Science, The University of Michigan, 1998

Student Award Program Grant, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, 1997-1998

Regents Scholarship, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, The University of Michigan, 1994-1997

Fulbright Scholarship, New Zealand-United States Educational Foundation, 1993-1994

M.P.A. with Honors, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell University, 1991

B.A. with Distinction in All Subjects, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, 1990

Salutatorian, Glen Cove High School, Glen Cove, New York, 1986

Affiliations

AcademyHealth
-Long-Term Care Interest Group
-State Health Research and Policy Interest Group

American Political Science Association:
– Aging Policy and Politics Group
– Health Politics and Policy Section
– Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section
– Public Policy Section
– State Politics and Policy Section

American Public Health Association

Gerontological Society of America

Midwest Political Science Association

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

International Long-Term Care Policy Network

Funded Research

$869,783 (Orna Intrator, PI, Providence VA, Edward A. Miller,co-PI, Vincent Mor, Susan Miller, Bruce Kinosian, Marylou Guihan, Paul Katz, Lan Jiang, co-investigators). Received from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service for a project entitled "Determinants and Consequences of Veterans' Access to Nursing Home Care." Funds for period June 1, 2010-September 30, 2013.

$49,995 (Edward A. Miller, PI, Cynthia Rudder, co-PI, The Long Term Care Community Coalition). Received from the Commonwealth Fund for a projected entitled "Increasing Consumer Involvement in Medicaid Nursing Home Reimbursement." Funds for the period November 1, 2010 through October 31, 2011.

$4,000 (Edward A. Miller, PI). Received from the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston to support hiring a student over the summer to work on a project analyzing the content of nursing home-related articles reported in newspapers around the country from 1999 to 2008. Funds for the periods June 1 through August 31, 2011.

$38,850 (Edward A. Miller, PI). Received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through a Brown University subcontract to the University of Massachusetts Boston for a project entitled "Evaluating the Design and Implementation of Rhode Island's Global Consumer Choice Compact Waiver." Funds for the period October 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.

$32,751 (Edward A. Miller, PI). Supported the dissemination of findings from the Commonwealth Fund Long-Term Care Opinion Leader Survey as a special journal supplement.

$199,998 (Vincent Mor, PI, Amal Trevdi, co-PI, Edward A. Miller, Melissa Clark, Sylvia Kuo, William Rakowski, Katherine Schwartz, co-investigators). Received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a project entitled "Evaluating the Implementation, Adoption, and Outcomes of the Rhode Island HEALTHpact Plan." Funds for period April 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.

$410,000 (Vincent Mor, Project Director, David Grabowski, Project Co-Director, Edward A. Miller, Project Integrator, Pedro Gozalo, Investigator). Received from the State of Washington for a project reviewing the Medicaid payment methodology for nursing facilities in the Nursing Facility Medicaid Payment System. Funds for period June 1, 2007 through December 30, 2007.

$188,629 (Edward A. Miller and Vincent Mor, co-PIs). Received from The Commonwealth Fund for a project entitled "The Commonwealth Fund Long-Term Care Policy Survey: Assessing Experts' Views." Funds for period September 1, 2006 through August 30, 2008.

$450,725 (Vincent Mor, Academic Partner and Executive Director, Edward A. Miller, Project Director). Received for work conducted under the auspices of the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care, including a Brown University report entitled, Out of the Shadows: Envisioning a Brighter Future for Long-Term Care in the United States. Funds for period June 1, 2005 through July 15, 2006.