Nancy E. Miller, Ph.D. is a Special Volunteer to the Associate Director of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP). In this capacity, she provides support and expertise to the Associate Director regarding developments in the health care delivery environment generally, and in the Oncology care delivery space specifically—with emphasis on value-related initiatives from federal, professional, and private sector sources, as well as from Oncology-specific research and practice organizations. She undertakes multiple projects to support the Associate Director, including serving as Executive Secretary of the Evidence Generation Workgroup of the CMS-NIH Leadership Council, which aims to provide enhanced collaborative opportunities pertaining to issues of joint interest, such as the integration of patient perspectives into coverage decisions and quality measures. Dr. Miller also serves as Executive Secretary of the Trans-NIH Outcomes and Effectiveness Research Interest Group, which functions as a collaborative learning environment for the NIH community on factors pertaining to health services research, comparative effectiveness research, health economics research, health outcomes and epidemiology. Dr. Miller serves as a member of the HDRP Digital Health Workgroup and provides systematic updates regarding digital advances in oncology healthcare delivery pertaining to synchronous telehealth, remote patient monitoring, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Miller has prior experience as a Senior Science Policy Analyst in NIH’s Office of Science Policy, where she coordinated scientific policy and tracked development of cutting edge initiatives pertaining to clinical, behavioral, health services, quality and measurement research. She monitored policy implications of comparative effectiveness research (CER) for health care reform and served as an advisor to the NIH Director on activities related to the PCORI Board of Governors. Dr. Miller has served as an Executive Secretary on several trans-NIH working groups and initiatives, including the Trans-NIH Comparative Effectiveness Research Coordinating Committee, the Trans-NIH Nanotechnology Task Force, the Common Fund’s Science of Behavior Change, and the Trans-NIH Managed Care Workgroup. She assisted in the initiation of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), co-chaired the Interagency Workgroup on Summary and Outcome Measures, and helped to initiate the HMO Research Collaboratory.
Dr. Miller has actively participated in numerous Departmental initiatives focused on improving quality in the nation’s healthcare system and formerly served as head of the Clinical Research Program, Mental Disorders of the Aging Research Branch at NIMH. She has been appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Miller has edited five books, published numerous articles and chapters, and is the recipient of many awards from the Department of Health and Human Services and the NIH. She earned her BA at NYU, MA at Harvard University, and PhD at the University of Chicago.