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Grant Miller

Grant Miller, PhD, MPP

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics
Director of the Stanford Center for International Development
Core faculty member at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research

CHP/PCOR
Stanford University
117 Encina Commons
Stanford, CA 94305-6019

(650) 723-2714 (voice)
(650) 723-1919 (fax)

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

Bio

Grant Miller, PHD, MPP, is the director of the Stanford Center for International Development and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research, School of Medicine.  He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He is also 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.

Other Affiliations

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