June 14, 2019

George Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. George Miller is a fellow and research team leader for Altarum’s Center for Value in Health Care. His current research involves tracking national health spending and evaluating alternatives for controlling spending while maintaining quality. He has developed and applied methods to quantify the value of investments in the social determinants of health in evaluations of issues relating to obesity prevention, smoking prevention, early education, trauma prevention, pediatric asthma interventions, use of long-acting reversible contraceptives, and childhood lead exposure. He led Altarum’s project to quantify national spending on prevention, participated in Altarum’s work to estimate national health expenditures by medical condition, and directed a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop and apply mathematical models to evaluate the tradeoffs associated with future investments in treatment and prevention.

He is the principal author of Altarum’s Health Sector Economic Indicators (HSEI) spending brief, which tracks national health spending on a monthly basis. He led the development of methods and metrics for tracking overuse and wasteful spending in health care and is applying that work as co-director of the Research Consortium on Health Care Value Assessment.

Dr. Miller received his BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, where he subsequently served as an adjunct assistant professor. Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and a member of the Health Affairs Council on Health Care Spending and Value.