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David C. Miller, MD, MPH

Dr. David Miller, Assistant Professor of Urology, has a broad background in health services research, including substantial experience using claims data and formal training in the advanced statistical methods used in observational data analyses. Dr. Miller's research training includes both a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, and completion of health services research fellowships at the University of Michigan and University of California, Los Angeles/RAND Corporation. Dr. Miller's longitudinal research agenda focuses on physician-led collaborative quality improvement, and on understanding the relationship between physician organizations, integrated delivery systems, and the quality and cost of specialty care.

Selected Publications

Miller DC, Daignault S, Wolf JS, Jr., Hafez KS, Kieran K, Dunn RL, Hollenbeck BK. Hospital characteristics and use of innovative surgical therapies among patients with kidney cancer. Medical Care, 46:372, 2008.

Miller DC, Murtagh DS, Suh RS, Knapp PM, Dunn RL, Montie JE. Establishment of a urological surgery quality collaborative. J Urol 184:2485, 2010.

Hollingsworth JM, Saint S, Hayward RA, Rogers MA, Zhang L, Miller DC. Specialty care and the patient-centered medical home. Medical Care, 49:4, 2011.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08 HS018346-01A1). “Physician Organization and the Efficiency of Surgical Specialty Care” (7/01/2010–06/30/2014). This project uses national Medicare data to evaluate the current organization of surgical practice in the United States and its relationship to the quality and cost of surgical care. This work will prove relevant to policymakers seeking to better understand both the quality and cost implications of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and the relative merits of a voluntary ACO implementation strategy.