Dr. Miller studies nursing home (NH) end-of-life care and long-term care utilization and quality. Her ongoing research includes studies that aim to understand the use of hospice care in NHs, how use is associated with state policies, and how hospice care influences quality. Another study is examining NH "culture change" practices, state policies associated with their adoption, and quality outcomes.
Dr. Susan Miller is a Professor of Health Services, Practice and Policy (Research) at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Miller is trained in gerontology and epidemiology and focuses her research on nursing home end-of-life care and long-term care (LTC) quality and utilization. Currently, Dr. Miller is principal investigator (PI) on a Retirement Research Foundation-funded study, which through a nationally representative survey, will estimate the prevalence of culture change practices in U.S. nursing homes and study how this prevalence may vary in relation to a state's LTC policies. Also, Dr. Miller is co-PI on a NIA-funded project collecting data on palliative care processes and knowledge in nursing homes and studying how state LTC policies influence a nursing home's choice to use hospice care. Additionally, Dr. Miller leads an Alzheimer Association-funded study aimed at understanding the use of Medicare hospice care by dying residents with dementia. The goal of Dr. Miller's research is to generate and disseminate knowledge to inform policymaking and care provision; the ultimate goal being to improve access to and the quality of long-term care.
SUSAN MILLER, PHD, MBA
On The Web:
The Nursing Home/Hospice Partnership
Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research
Policies and Palliative Care/Hospice for Persons with Terminal and/or Chronic Progressive Illness
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