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Grant Miller, PhD, MPP   Download vCard
Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics and of Health Research and Policy; Senior Fellow at FSI and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member

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Research Interests
strategies to improve health and reduce mortality in poor countries; the economic benefits of health improvement; determinants of fertility and the impact of family-planning programs in developing countries

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Grant Miller, PHD, MPP, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, a Core Faculty Member at the Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Development and a Faculty Affiliate of the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies. His primary areas of interest are health and development economics and economic demography.

Miller's current research focuses broadly on behavioral obstacles to health improvement in developing countries. One line of studies investigates household decision-making underlying puzzlingly low adoption rates of highly efficacious health technologies (like point-of-use drinking water disinfectants and improved cookstoves) in many poor countries. Another vein of research investigates misaligned macro- and micro-level incentives governing the supply of health technologies and services. He has conducted these and other research projects at institutions including the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Urban Institute, and the University of California-San Francisco's Institute for Health Policy Studies. He received a BA in psychology from Yale College, a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD in health policy/economics also from Harvard.

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Stanford Center for International Development; Stanford Center for Latin American Studies


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Stanford analysis suggests Russian anti-alcohol campaign prevented 665000 premature deaths
A new report by Stanford professors Grant Miller, PhD, and Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, with economist Christina Gathmann of the University of Mannheim, while confirming the grim toll alcohol has taken on Russia, shows that an major anti-alcohol public ...
April 13, 2011 in Scope (blog)

Stanford research casts sober light on Russia's mortality crisis
While many have blamed Russia's economic and political transition for the increase in deaths following the Soviet Union's collapse, Stanford's Grant Miller and Jay Bhattacharya pin new blame on the demise of an effective anti-alcohol campaign.
April 13, 2011 in Stanford University News

Global economic woes make universal access to AIDS drugs unlikely
... Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine; research associate Nicole Smith; and Grant Miller, MPP, PhD, assistant professor of medicine.
November 19, 2010 in Stanford Medical Center Report

Africa's orphaned elderly a serious side-effect of AIDS
Grant Miller, PhD, senior author of the study, said when he first began looking at the issue, he was stunned to learn that no one had ever taken a ...
June 17, 2010 in Scope (blog)

Orphaned elderly serious casualty of African AIDS epidemic, Stanford study finds
... result of the AIDS epidemic, said Grant Miller, PhD, MPP, assistant professor of medicine, who is affiliated with the Stanford Center for Health Policy.
June 17, 2010 in EurekAlert (press release)