Benjamin Miller

Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is the Director of Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center. The Farley Center was created in 2014 to be a leader in conducting policy studies, relevant to particular health and healthcare challenges, disseminating evidence to those positioned to use it in their decision-making issues related to health policy for the University, and to be a leader locally and nationally on a variety of topic areas. Under Dr. Miller’s leadership, the Farley Center has worked on four main areas: behavioral health and primary care integration, payment reform, workforce, and prevention.

Dr. Miller is a principal investigator on several federal grants, foundation grants, and state contracts related to comprehensive primary care and mental health, behavioral health, and substance use integration. He leads the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral and Primary Care project as well as the lead investigator on the Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts (SHAPE) project. In addition, he was the lead author on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Whole Health report, which provided specific direction to advance behavioral health nationally.

He received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he trained in primary care psychology. In addition, Miller worked as a postdoctoral fellow in primary care psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Dr. Miller has written and published extensively on enhancing the evidentiary support for integrated primary care models, increasing the training and education of behavioral health providers in primary care, and the need to address specific health policy and payment barriers for successful integration. He is the section editor for Health and Policy for Families, Systems and Health and a member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice. Dr. Miller is a technical expert panelist for CMS on Quality Measure Development for Medicaid Beneficiaries with: Substance Use Disorders; Complex Needs and High Costs; and Physical/Mental Health Integration Needs. Miller is a past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national not-for-profit organization pushing for patient-centered integrated healthcare, and a faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Dr. Miller’s research interests include models of integrating mental health and primary care, health behavior interventions, primary care practice redesign, using practice-based research networks to advance whole person healthcare, and health policy. Outside of healthcare, Dr. Miller enjoys playing music, mountain biking, rock climbing, and running. He and his family live in Denver, Colorado.

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September 19, 2014 - Resource
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