Faculty & Staff

Edward Alan Miller, PhD, MPA

Professor, Department of Gerontology and Public Policy PhD Program; McCormack Graduate School Graduate Program Director, Gerontology PhD Program and Gerontology Policy/Research MS Program


photo of Edward Miller

Areas of Expertise

Aging and Long-term Care, Telemedicine and e-health, Intergovernmental Relations, Program Implementation and Evaluation, Medicaid


PhD, Political Science and Health Service Organization & Policy, University of Michigan
MA, Political Science, University of Michigan
MPA, Public Affairs, Cornell University
BA, Biology, Cornell University

Additional Information

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, and Veterans. He has 100 articles published or in press at peer reviewed journals. He organized and edited The Affordable Care Act: Advancing Long-Term Care in the United States, a book published by Routledge, Taylor-Frances in 2012. Another book, Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?, was published in 2014, also by Routledge, Taylor-Frances. 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.

Publications have appeared in journals such as Milbank Quarterly, Medical Care, Public Administration Review, The Gerontologist, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Social Science & Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Medical Care Research & Review, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, & Law, Review of Policy Research, Health Services Research, and Journal of Aging & Social Policy.

Miller is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy. He is a member of the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, Research on Aging, World Medical & Health Policy, British Journal of Health Informatics & Monitoring, and Polish Social Gerontology Journal.

In addition to invited talks, Miller 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. He is a fellow within the Social Research, Policy and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America. He co-organized the Aging, Disability and End-of-Life Theme at the 2015 AcademyHealth annual meeting.

Courses taught include:

Gerontology/Public Policy 748
Contemporary Issues in Health Politics & Policy
Gerontology 761, Advanced Policy Analysis

After earning his PhD, Miller completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University. He also has spent time in New Zealand as a Fulbright scholar and at the Congressional Research Service as a social policy analyst specializing in aging and retirement issues. He was formerly an assistant professor of public policy, political science, and community health at Brown University, now an adjunct professor of health service, policy, and practice there.

Curriculum Vitae

Videos of Professor Miller: 

UMass Boston Study Finds Religious Activity Can Curb Depression

10 Minutes with International Long-term Care Policy Network (ILPN)