Dorothy Miller, JD, MPH

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Associate Director, Vaccine Policy & Government Relations, Merck & Co.

Public Health Interests:

Public health and law, health care reform, public health policy, public health regulation, public health insurance

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Dorothy Miller currently works as Associate Director for Vaccine Policy and Government Relations for Merck & Co., Inc. She works to strengthen state vaccine-related policies and practices from Maine to Virginia. Previously, Dorothy was a Research Scientist at PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Public Health Program at The University of Pennsylvania. While at PolicyLab, her research focused on state variation in overseeing psychotropic medications for children in foster care and health care reform. She also served in 2012-2013 on the Pennsylvania Psychotropic Medications Working Group. Prior to joining PolicyLab, Dorothy worked on health reform and health literacy initiatives through the Wisconsin Health Information Organization's Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform, health IT and meaningful use policy work, a range of health law related research projects and developing the Ethiopian pediatric emergency medicine system.

Dorothy holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and a M.P.H. from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  She is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and is the author of a number of publications

Select Publications:

K. Noonan, D. Miller, K. Sell, D. Rubin. A Procurement-Based Pathway for Promoting Public Health: Innovative Purchasing Approaches for State and Local Government Agencies, Journal of Public Health Policy, (27, June 2013); doi:10.1057/jphp.2013.30.

"To Each What They Need: Monitoring and Oversight of Psychotropic Medication for Dependent Children."A Report to the State Roundtable of Pennsylvania. Psychotropic Medications Workgroup. June 2013.

K. Noonan, K. Sell, D. Miller, D. Rubin. Government Purchasing to Improve Public Health: Theory Practice and Evidence. Public Health Law Research. April 17, 2013.

K. Noonan, D. Miller, K. Schumacher, M. Matone, D. Rubin. State Governance of Psychotropic Medications for Children in Foster Care: A 16 State Survey [forthcoming].