Dr. Miller has been a pharmacist for more than 29 years in clinical, management and research environments across private, government and academic sectors. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in pharmacy, a Doctor of Public Health degree, and is a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.
He has taught courses related to design, analysis and interpretation of research studies to ensure appropriate application to healthcare decision-making in professional and graduate programs. He currently teaches content related to the US health care system and the social and behavioral aspects of the medication use process. Using both primary and secondary data, he has focused study on refining methods to measure and identify those at risk for low health literacy, evaluating the literacy-sensitivity of pharmacy processes and environments, and identifying interventions that improve health literacy and ensure optimal medication use and risk communication.
Effective September 2013, he was appointed as a Special Government Employee (SGE) Consultant to the FDA/CDER Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology. His primary areas of clinical interest include cardiovascular-related disease, rheumatology, depression, and infectious disease. Past and present external partners for his research initiatives include the Iowa Health System, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation, the University of Alabama – Birmingham Deep South Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (DSAM CERTs), and First Databank.
- Methodologic interests include the identification, development, application, and evaluation of practical social, behavioral and clinical strategies to optimize the medication use process
- Clinical research interests focus on cardiovascular-related disease, rheumatology, depression, and infectious disease