Gerontology Prof Edward Miller Promoted to Full Professor

McCormack Graduate School | June 09, 2015
Gerontology@UMass Boston's Edward Miller studies the politics of aging and long-term care in the United States.

Gerontology@UMass Boston's Edward Miller studies the politics of aging and long-term care in the United States.
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The university takes pride in the impact of Professor Miller’s work ...



Following an academic review this spring by experts in the field of aging policy, Provost Winston Langley and Chancellor J. Keith Motley have promoted Edward Miller to full professor effective September 1.

Miller, a faculty member in the Department of Gerontology at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, focuses his research on understanding the determinants and effects of federal and state policies affecting vulnerable populations, including the frail and disabled elderly, Veterans, mentally ill, and urban and rural underserved, with a substantive focus on aging and long-term care.

Provost Langley notes, “The university takes pride in the impact of Professor Miller’s work and in his ability to bridge the worlds of research and policy.”

Assessing the quality of his many publications on health policy, health reform, telemedicine, and e-health, eight distinguished external scholars unanimously concluded that Miller’s work is of great significance to both researchers and policymakers. Several reviewers used superlatives such as “a rising star,” “one of the foremost researchers on the politics of aging and long-term care in the U.S.,” and even “a health policy rock star!”

Department Chair Jeffrey Burr agrees. “Miller is an internationally respected researcher, a highly effective and caring teacher and mentor, and an unfailing and deep provider of service to our profession, the academy, and the community.”

Miller also has a joint appointment in the Public Policy PhD Program and serves as a fellow at the Gerontology Institute.

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