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Robin Lin Miller, Ph.D.

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Position

MA Program Co-Director; Professor

Email

mill1493@msu.edu

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Area of Interest

HIV/AIDS prevention and care; research on evaluation; evaluation theory; evaluation history; implementation science

Faculty Information

Robin Lin Miller received her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University, with a minor in quantitative methods. She is currently Professor of Ecological-Community Psychology at Michigan State University and Vice-chair of its social science and education institutional review board. Miller has 25 years of experience evaluating HIV prevention and care programs in community-based and clinical environments. Prior to assuming an academic career, she directed program evaluation services at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City. During that 7.5 year period, she designed and conducted evaluations of diverse prevention programs for gay and bisexual men and of care programs for persons living with HIV.  Since moving to an academic position, she has continued to evaluate HIV prevention and care programs, especially those targeting Black gay and bisexual youth. She also studies the long-term use of evidence-based principles and practices in AIDS-related service settings. In pursuing both areas, she has maintained an overarching interest research on evaluation theory, methods, and practice, and, in particular, how evaluation theories are used. Her most recent evaluations include a prospective meta-evaluation for the U.S. PEPFAR Caribbean Regional Program and an evaluation of the long-term health consequences of ex-offender re-entry assistance services for persons living with HIV. With colleagues from the Adolescent Trials Network, she is evaluating several multisite programs for adolescents including a project to link HIV-infected youth to care and one to mobilize communities to create structural change. Dr. Miller is an elected Fellow of the Society for Community Research and Action and the American Psychological Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association and serves the Association in multiple roles, including Chair of the Publications Oversight Working Group, Evaluator Competency Task Force member, and Cross-disciplinary Task Force member. In the past, she has also served as AEA's Annual Conference Chair and Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation. Further, she is a past recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s Marica Guttentag Early Career Award and the 2011 recipient of its Robert Ingle Award honoring service to the profession of evaluation. 

Featured Projects and Reports

Gargani, J. & Miller, R. L. (2016). What is program evaluation? American Journal of Public Health, in press.

The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., King, J., Mark, M., Caracelli, V.). (2016). The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Robert Stake. American Journal of Evaluation, in press.

Miller, R. L. (2016). On messes, systems thinking, and evaluation: A response to Patton. American Journal of Evaluation, in press.

Miller, R. L., Janulis, P.*, Reed, S. J.*, Harper, G. W., Boyer, C. B., Ellen, J. and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. (2016). Creating youth-supportive communities: Outcomes from the Connect-to-Protect ® (C2P) structural change approach to youth HIV prevention. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 301-315.

The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., Mark, M., King, J.). (2015). The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Ernest House.American Journal of Evaluation, 36, 270-282.

Miller, R. L. (2015). Community psychology, evaluation, and social critique. American Journal of Evaluation, 36, 89-99.

Position

MA Program Co-Director; Professor

Email

mill1493@msu.edu

Social Media

Area of Interest

HIV/AIDS prevention and care; research on evaluation; evaluation theory; evaluation history; implementation science
   

Robin Lin Miller received her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University, with a minor in quantitative methods. She is currently Professor of Ecological-Community Psychology at Michigan State University and Vice-chair of its social science and education institutional review board. Miller has 25 years of experience evaluating HIV prevention and care programs in community-based and clinical environments. Prior to assuming an academic career, she directed program evaluation services at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City. During that 7.5 year period, she designed and conducted evaluations of diverse prevention programs for gay and bisexual men and of care programs for persons living with HIV.  Since moving to an academic position, she has continued to evaluate HIV prevention and care programs, especially those targeting Black gay and bisexual youth. She also studies the long-term use of evidence-based principles and practices in AIDS-related service settings. In pursuing both areas, she has maintained an overarching interest research on evaluation theory, methods, and practice, and, in particular, how evaluation theories are used. Her most recent evaluations include a prospective meta-evaluation for the U.S. PEPFAR Caribbean Regional Program and an evaluation of the long-term health consequences of ex-offender re-entry assistance services for persons living with HIV. With colleagues from the Adolescent Trials Network, she is evaluating several multisite programs for adolescents including a project to link HIV-infected youth to care and one to mobilize communities to create structural change. Dr. Miller is an elected Fellow of the Society for Community Research and Action and the American Psychological Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association and serves the Association in multiple roles, including Chair of the Publications Oversight Working Group, Evaluator Competency Task Force member, and Cross-disciplinary Task Force member. In the past, she has also served as AEA's Annual Conference Chair and Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation. Further, she is a past recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s Marica Guttentag Early Career Award and the 2011 recipient of its Robert Ingle Award honoring service to the profession of evaluation. 

Gargani, J. & Miller, R. L. (2016). What is program evaluation? American Journal of Public Health, in press.

The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., King, J., Mark, M., Caracelli, V.). (2016). The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Robert Stake. American Journal of Evaluation, in press.

Miller, R. L. (2016). On messes, systems thinking, and evaluation: A response to Patton. American Journal of Evaluation, in press.

Miller, R. L., Janulis, P.*, Reed, S. J.*, Harper, G. W., Boyer, C. B., Ellen, J. and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. (2016). Creating youth-supportive communities: Outcomes from the Connect-to-Protect ® (C2P) structural change approach to youth HIV prevention. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 301-315.

The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., Mark, M., King, J.). (2015). The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Ernest House.American Journal of Evaluation, 36, 270-282.

Miller, R. L. (2015). Community psychology, evaluation, and social critique. American Journal of Evaluation, 36, 89-99.

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