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Dr. Miller is a developmental psychologist who studies risk and resilience in children and families. She is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) in the UM School of Public Health. Dr. Miller was previously in the Department of Psychiatry (Division of Child and Family Psychiatry) at Brown Medical School. At CHGD, she directs the Clinical-Community Interventions Group and is a member of the Obesity and Global Health Research Groups.
Dr. Miller's research focuses on child bio-behavioral regulation, family functioning, and social context. She studies developmental processes, including emotion regulation, sleep, eating behavior, and neuroendocrine stress responses in young children, using a variety of observational, interview/survey, and physiological methods.
A goal of her work is to apply findings from developmental science to foster positive child outcomes. To that end, she implements and evaluates intervention studies focused on children and families in the areas of early childhood mental health; school readiness; positive youth development; parenting; and obesity prevention. Dr. Miller works with children and families who are at risk for unhealthy outcomes for various reasons, including living with maternal incarceration; in poverty conditions; or in high-violence neighborhoods. She collaborates with multiple community partners including grassroots community-based organizations, Head Start programs, and schools.
UM collaborators include colleagues from the School of Public Health, and the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology. Dr. Miller also collaborates with colleagues at Brown Medical School, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Michigan State University. Dr. Miller has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, the Centers for Disease Control, the US Department of Agriculture, and the American Heart Association for her work.