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Ann Miller
Principal Associate in Global Health and Social Medicine

Ann C. Miller, PhD, MPH is a principal associate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on evaluation of tools and strategies for use in public health practice at the community level, and the translation of health and child development programs into resource-poor settings. Recent projects include:

  • a longitudinal study of population health and economic conditions in a district in Madagascar in the context of a health system strengthening intervention
  • exploration of factors associated with HIV risk behavior in a population of TB patients with alcohol use disorders in Russian Federation
  • community-based family coaching interventions to improve neurodevelopment in at-risk children in Peru
  • clinical and programmatic outcomes of a community-based antiretroviral therapy program for HIV positive patients in rural Rwanda
  • assessment of infection control programs for MDR-TB in hospitals in Karelia and Voronezh, Russian Federation
  • analysis of population-level stunting and child development data in 15 low and middle income countries
  • prevalence study and exploration of factors associated with non-traditional chronic kidney disease in Guatemala
  • a study of a novel pediatric development clinic for children with low birth weight, prematurity and other birth risks in rural Rwanda
  • field-based evaluation of ebola virus diagnostic tools in Sierra Leone
  • cohort studies of pediatric MDR-TB and evaluation of diagnostic tests for tuberculosis in pediatric patients in Peru

Prior work includes collaborative projects such as MDR-TB treatment outcomes in alcohol users in Russia, evaluation of a heart failure screening and treatment program in Rwanda and evaluation of a screening tool for severity of childhood illness in resource-poor settings.

In the past, Dr. Miller worked as an epidemiologist and assistant director of epidemiology and surveillance in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Division of Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, where she collaborated on research evaluating the utility of genotyping for public health practice; and at the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research, where she worked on collaborations with the Rio de Janeiro Health Department on community-randomized trials of tuberculosis control strategies

Dr. Miller earned her MPH from Boston University and holds a PhD in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As part of the Global Health Research Core, Dr. Miller is the lead epidemiologist and analyst for research projects in Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Russian Federation, Guatemala and Peru. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Global Health Delivery Partnership’s Working Group on Early Child Development. Dr. Miller co-developed a course with Dr. Molly Franke titled “Introduction to Epidemiology and Operational Research” and has taught the course to local clinicians and researchers in Rwanda and Haiti. She is the research advisor for the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity, a lecturer in HMS GH 706: Mixed Methods for Global Health Research course, and has also been a tutorial group leader for AC 511: Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health.

Feasibility of satellite image and GIS sampling for population representative surveys: a case study from rural Guatemala.
Authors: Authors: Miller AC, Rohloff P, Blake A, Dhaenens E, Shaw L, Tuiz E, Grandesso F, Mendoza Montano C, Thomson DR.
Int J Health Geogr
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Factors associated with risk of developmental delay in preschool children in a setting with high rates of malnutrition: a cross-sectional analysis of data from the IHOPE study, Madagascar.
Authors: Authors: Miller AC, Garchitorena A, Rabemananjara F, Cordier L, Randriamanambintsoa M, Rabeza V, Razanadrakoto HR, Rakoto Ramakasoa R, RamahefarisonTiana O, Ratsimbazafy BN, Ouenzar MA, Bonds MH, Ratsifandrihamanana L.
BMC Pediatr
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Cohort Profile: Ifanadiana Health Outcomes and Prosperity longitudinal Evaluation (IHOPE).
Authors: Authors: Miller AC, Garchitorena A, Rabeza V, Randriamanambintsoa M, Rahaniraka Razanadrakato HT, Cordier L, Ouenzar MA, Murray MB, Thomson DR, Bonds MH.
Int J Epidemiol
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Turning Off the Tap: Using the FAST Approach to Stop the Spread of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in the Russian Federation.
Authors: Authors: Miller AC, Livchits V, Ahmad Khan F, Atwood S, Kornienko S, Kononenko Y, Vasilyeva I, Keshavjee S.
J Infect Dis
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mHealth intervention to improve the continuum of maternal and perinatal care in rural Guatemala: a pragmatic, randomized controlled feasibility trial.
Authors: Authors: Martinez B, Ixen EC, Hall-Clifford R, Juarez M, Miller AC, Francis A, Valderrama CE, Stroux L, Clifford GD, Rohloff P.
Reprod Health
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Assessing retention in care after 12 months of the Pediatric Development Clinic implementation in rural Rwanda: a retrospective cohort study.
Authors: Authors: Bayitondere S, Biziyaremye F, Kirk CM, Magge H, Hann K, Wilson K, Mutaganzwa C, Ngabireyimana E, Nkikabahizi F, Shema E, Tugizimana DB, Miller AC.
BMC Pediatr
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Early changes in intervention coverage and mortality rates following the implementation of an integrated health system intervention in Madagascar.
Authors: Authors: Garchitorena A, Miller AC, Cordier LF, Rabeza VR, Randriamanambintsoa M, Razanadrakato HR, Hall L, Gikic D, Haruna J, McCarty M, Randrianambinina A, Thomson DR, Atwood S, Rich ML, Murray MB, Ratsirarson J, Ouenzar MA, Bonds MH.
BMJ Glob Health
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CASITA: a controlled pilot study of community-based family coaching to stimulate early child development in Lima, Peru.
Authors: Authors: Nelson AK, Miller AC, Munoz M, Rumaldo N, Kammerer B, Vibbert M, Lundy S, Soplapuco G, Lecca L, Condeso A, Valdivia Y, Atwood SA, Shin SS.
BMJ Paediatr Open
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Child malnutrition in Ifanadiana district, Madagascar: associated factors and timing of growth faltering ahead of a health system strengthening intervention.
Authors: Authors: McCuskee S, Garchitorena A, Miller AC, Hall L, Ouenzar MA, Rabeza VR, Ramananjato RH, Razanadrakato HR, Randriamanambintsoa M, Barry M, Bonds MH.
Glob Health Action
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In Madagascar, Use Of Health Care Services Increased When Fees Were Removed: Lessons For Universal Health Coverage.
Authors: Authors: Garchitorena A, Miller AC, Cordier LF, Ramananjato R, Rabeza VR, Murray M, Cripps A, Hall L, Farmer P, Rich M, Orlan AV, Rabemampionona A, Rakotozafy G, Randriantsimaniry D, Gikic D, Bonds MH.
Health Aff (Millwood)
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