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Robin Miller CV

Professor & Program Chair

PhD, Psychology, New York University, 1994
MA, Psychology, New York University, 1988
BA, Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 1984

Research Statement

Dr. Miller's research program is designed to contribute to the design and delivery of effective community-based HIV prevention services, with a particular emphasis on a population at highest risk in the nation, young Black sexual minority males. She is interested in identifying structural and community-level HIV prevention programs that are effective in reducing HIV-related risk behavior among high risk young men and in delineating the contextual conditions in AIDS-related organizational environments that contribute to sustainable HIV prevention activity. Dr. Miller's research is grounded in the idea that the program and its environmental host combine to make a causal package; one cannot understand what makes a program effective and consider where and for whom else it might be effective without treating the programs context as part of the program. Useful evaluation must take into account how environment and program interact to produce observed effects or form a causal package. In researching what makes for an effective causal package of HIV prevention activity, Dr. Miller has a secondary aim of improving knowledge on evaluation theory and practice with regard to community-based programs.

Related Programs

Selected Publications

  • Miller, R. L., Boyer, C. B., Chiaramonte, D.*, Lindeman, P.*, Chutuape, K., Cooper-Walker, B., Kapogiannis, B.G., Wilson, C. M., & Fortenberry, J. D.
    Evaluating HIV-testing strategies for identifying HIV-infected Youth and Linking Youth to Biomedical and Other Preventive Services
    2017, JAMA Pediatrics
  • 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.
    Creating youth-supportive communities: Outcomes from the Connect-to-Protect ® (C2P) structural change approach to youth HIV prevention
    2016, Journal of Youth and Adolescence301-315
  • Miller, R. L., King, J. A., Mark, M. M., & Caracelli, V. (The Oral History Study Team)
    The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Robert Stake
    2016, American Journal of Evaluation, 37:287-294
  • Miller, R. L.
    On messes, systems thinking, and evaluation: A response to Patton
    2016, American Journal of Evaluation
  • Reed, S. J.* & Miller, R. L.
    Thriving and adapting: Resilience, sense of community and syndemics among young Black gay and bisexual men
    2016, American Journal of Community Psychology, 57:129-143
  • Miller, R. L.
    Community psychology, evaluation, and social critique
    2015, American Journal of Evaluation, 36:89-99
  • The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., Mark, M., King, J.)
    The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Ernest House
    2015, American Journal of Evaluation, 36:270-282
  • Miller, R. L., Forney, J. C.*, & McNall, M. A.
    Recent sexual partnerships among adolescent and emerging adult Black men who have sex with men in Michigan
    2014, Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 13:252-270
  • Boyer, C. B., Robles-Schrader, G. M., Li, S. X., Miller, R. L., Price, G. N, Torres, C. M. R…. and the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
    Use of social and sexual network-based strategies for screening at-risk Hispanic/Latino adolescents and young adults for undiagnosed asymptomatic HIV infection
    2014, Journal of Adolescent Healt, 55:765-773
  • Reed, S. J,*, Miller, R. L., & Francisco, V.
    The influence of community context on coalitions’ formation and achievement of HIV-preventive structural change
    2014, Health Education and Behavior, 41:100-107
  • Reed, S. J.*, & Miller, R. L.
    The benefits of youth engagement in HIV-preventive structural change interventions
    2014, Youth and Society, 46:528-545
  • The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., King, J., Mark, M., Caracelli, V.)
    The oral history of evaluation: An interview with George Grob
    2014, American Journal of Evaluation, 35:261-273
  • Miller, R. L., Reed, S.J.*, McNall, M., & Forney, J. C.*
    The effect of trauma on recent inconsistent condom use among young Black gay and bisexual men
    2013, Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 12:349-367
  • Reed, S. J.*, Miller, R. L., & the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions
    Connect to Protect and the development of AIDS-competent communities
    2013, AIDS Education and Prevention, 25:255-267
  • Miller, R. L., Reed, S. J.*, & Francisco, V.
    Accomplishing structural change: Identifying intermediate indicators of success
    2013, American Journal of Community Psychology, 51:232-242
  • The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., King, J., Mark, M., Caracelli, V.)
    The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Joseph Wholey
    2013, American Journal of Evaluation, 34:113-124
  • Timm, T., Reed, S. J.*, Miller, R. L., & Valenti, M. T.*
    Sexual debut of young Black women who have sex with women: Implications for STI/HIV risk
    2013, Youth and Society, 45:167-183
  • Miller, R. L.
    Logic models: A useful way to study theories of evaluation practice?
    2013, Evaluation and Program Planning, 38:77-80
  • Miller, R. L., Reed, S. J., Francisco, V., & Ellen, J.
    Conflict transformation, stigma, and HIV-preventive structural change
    2011, American Journal of Community Psychology, 49:378-392
  • Miller, R. L., Forney, J., Hubbard, P. K. &., Camacho, L
    Reinventing Mpowerment for Black men: Long-term community implementation of an evidence-based program
    2011, American Journal of Community Psychology, 49:199-214
  • Reed, S. J., Miller, R. L., Nnawulezi, N., & Valenti., M. T.
    Erecting closets and outing ourselves: Uncomfortable reflexivity and community-based research
    2012, Journal of Community Psychology, 40:11-26
  • Forney, J. C. & Miller, R. L.
    Risk and protective factors related to HIV-risk behaviors: A comparison between HIV-positive and HIV-negative young men who have sex with men
    2012, AIDS Care, 25:544-552
  • Reed, S. J. & Miller, R. L.
    Identity and agency: The meaning and value of pregnancy for young black lesbians
    2011, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35:571-581
  • Trickett, E.J., Beehler, S., Deutsch, C., Green, L.W., Hawe, P., McLeroy, K., Miller, R.L., Rapkin, B.D., Schensul, J.J., Schulz, A.J., & Trimble, J.E.
    Advancing the science of community-level interventions
    2011, American Journal of Public Health, 101:1410-1419
  • Reed, S. J., Miller, R.L., Valenti, M. T., & Timm, T. M.
    Good gay females and babys' daddies: Black lesbian community norms and the acceptability of pregnancy
    2011, Culture, Health, and Sexuality, 13:751-765
  • Miller, R. L., Levine, R. L., McNall, M. A., Khamarko, K., & Valenti, M.
    A dynamic model of client recruitment and retention in community-based HIV prevention programs
    2009, Health Promotion Practice, 12:135-146
  • Miller, R. L.
    Developing standards for empirical examinations of evaluation theory
    2010, American Journal of Evaluation, 31:390-399
  • Miller, T., Nigg, J., & Miller, R.L.
    African Americans and Attention Deficit Disorder: A review
    2009, Clinical Psychology Review, 29:77-68
  • The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., King, J., Mark, M.
    The oral history of evaluation: An interview with James R. Sanders
    2009, American Journal of Evaluatio
  • The Oral History Study Team (Miller, R. L., King, J., Mark, M.)
    The oral history of evaluation: An interview with Eleanor Chelimsky
    2009, American Journal of Evaluation, 30:232-244
  • APA Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation.
    Report of the Task Force on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
    2009, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
  • Miller, R L. & Campbell, R.
    Taking stock again results in the same conclusions: A reply to Fetterman and Wandersman’s defense of empowerment evaluation
    2007, American Journal of Evaluation, 28:579-581
  • Hirsch, G. B., Levine, R. L., & Miller, R. L.
    Using system dynamics modeling to understand the impact of social change initiatives
    2007, American Journal of Community Psychology, 39:239-253
  • Miller, R. L. & Campbell, R.
    Taking stock of empowerment evaluation: An empirical review
    2006, American Journal of Evaluation, 27:296-319
  • Miller, R. L., & Shinn, M.
    Learning from communities: Overcoming difficulties in dissemination of prevention and promotion efforts
    2005, American Journal of Community Psycholog, 35:169-183
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