UMass Boston


Edward Miller

Department Chairman
Wheatley Hall Floor 03 00104


Professor Miller’s research focuses on understanding the determinants and effects of federal and state policies affecting vulnerable populations, including older adults in need of long-term services and supports.

Area of Expertise

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


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

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Miller has 147 articles published or in press at peer reviewed journals. He organized and edited The COVID-19 Pandemic and Older Adults: Experiences, Impacts, and Innovations (2022) and Older Adults and COVID-19: Implications for Aging Policy and Practice (2021), and organized and co-edited, Aging Policy & Politics in the Trump Era: Implications for Older Americans (2018), books published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. In 2012, he organized and edited a book, The Affordable Care Act: Advancing Long-Term Care in the United States, also published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Another book, Block Granting Medicaid: A Model for 21st Century Health Reform?, was published in 2014, by the same publisher. A co-authored book, Digital Medicine: Health Care in the Internet Era, was published by Brookings Institution Press in 2009.

Peer-reviewed 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, Research on Aging, and Journal of Aging & Social Policy.

Miller is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy (2022 Impact Factor: 5.1, 7th of 37 gerontology journals; 2022 CiteScore: 10.3, 1st of 38 gerontology journals). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Research on Aging, World Medical & Health Policy, 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, and AcademyHealth. He is a fellow within the Social Research, Policy and Practice Section of the Gerontological Society of America.

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

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