Nancy Miller is a Professor in the Department of Public Policy and an Affiliate Professor in the Intercampus Doctoral Program in Gerontology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Earlham College and received both her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
Dr. Miller has conducted interdisciplinary health policy research, focusing on disability and aging issues, for the past 22 years, first through her work at the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS) and most recently as a faculty member in the Department of Public Policy, which she joined in 1998. Her research interests are focused on chronic disease, disability, and long term care, with particular concerns toward access to care. She has published a number of studies related to states’ provision of community-based long-term care to individuals with disabilities. Dr. Miller recently completed research exploring the increasing number of middle-aged adults in nursing homes, which was funded by CMS. Currently she is examining health care disparities in access and use of health care services among adults with disabilities. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, CMS, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Miller’s work has been published in Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Public Health, and The Gerontologist.
In 2004, Dr. Miller received the University System of Maryland Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring. In 2005, she received the UR Great Award from UMBC’s Graduate Student Association.