Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where he is the Director of the Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy. 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 (AHRQ’s) Academy project, as well as the highly touted Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts (SHAPE) project in Colorado and Oregon.
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, Dr. 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.
He is the cocreator of the National Research Network’s Collaborative Care Research Network and has written and published on enhancing the evidentiary support for integrated care models and increasing the training and education of mental health providers in primary care, as well as the need to address specific health care policy and payment barriers for successful integration. He is the Health and Policy section editor for Families, Systems, & Health and reviews for several academic journals. Dr. Miller was a technical expert panelist on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange and on the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice. He is the past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national not-for-profit organization pushing for patient-centered integrated health care.
Dr. Miller’s research interests include models of integrating mental health and primary care, health behavior interventions, primary care practice redesign, ways to use practice-based research networks to advance whole-person health care, and health care policy. Outside of health care, Dr. Miller enjoys playing music, rock climbing, and running. He and his family live in Denver, Colorado.