Dr. Miller has led more than 200 studies, including 50 surveys, scores of statistical analyses of large data bases, and more than 100 economic analyses. His primary emphasis areas include health economics, injury prevention, substance abuse prevention and control, and in earlier years, housing, economic development, environmental, and public finance analyses. He founded the Children’s Safety Network Economics and Insurance Resource Center, which has worked since 1992 to forge child safety partnerships between insurers and advocates. The Center received a Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Highway Safety Award in 1996.
Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized safety economist with over 300 journal articles. According to Google Scholar, 93 of his publications have been cited at least 93 times. He is a leading expert on injury and violence incidence, costs and consequences, as well as substance abuse costs. His cost estimates have been used regularly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the US Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, and several foreign governments. Increasingly, he has extended his costing methods and epidemiological approach to analyze other health problems and societal ills. One recent study, for example, focused on the costs of adult health problems resulting from adverse childhood experiences. He has estimated benefit-cost ratios for more than 175 health and safety measures.
Dr. Miller is a Fellow with the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. He received both the Excellence in Science Award and Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section, the Vision Award from the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association, and the Award of Merit from the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.
Miller, T. R., Waehrer, G. M., Oh, D. L., Purewal Boparai, S., Ohlsson Walker, S., Silverio Marques, S., & Burke Harris, N. (2020). Adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with prior adverse childhood experiences. PLoS ONE, 15 (1) e0228019. PMCID: PMC6986705. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228019
Miller, T. R., Swedler, D. I., Lawrence, B. A., Ali, B., Rockett, I. R. H., Carlson, N. N., & Leonardo, J. (2020). Incidence and lethality of suicidal overdoses by drug class: A cross-sectional analysis of state and national data. JAMA Network Open, 3 (3) e200607. PMCID: PMC7090840. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0607
Global Burden of Disease Alcohol Collaboration, & Miller, T. R. (2018). Alcohol use and burden for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 392(10152), 1015-1035. PMCID: PMC6148333. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(18)31310-2
Miller, T. R., Lawrence, B. A., Carlson, N. N., Hendrie, D., Randall, S., Rockett, I. R. H., & Spicer, R. S. (2017). Perils of police action: A cautionary tale from US datasets. Injury Prevention, 23(1), 27-32. https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042023
Miller, T. R. (2015). Projected outcomes of nurse-family partnership home visitation during 1996-2013, USA. Prevention Science, 16(6), 765-777. PMCID: PMC4512284. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-015-0572-9
Blincoe, L. J., Miller, T. R., Zaloshnja, E., & Lawrence, B. A. (2014). The economic and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes, 2010 (DOT HS 812 013). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812013
Miller, T., & Hendrie, D. (2008). Substance abuse prevention dollars and cents: A cost-benefit analysis. (DHHS Pub. No. (SMA) 07-4298). Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/cost-benefits-prevention.pdf
Zaloshnja, E., Miller, T., Langlois, J. A., & Selassie, A. W. (2008). Prevalence of long-term disability from traumatic brain injury in the civilian population of the United States, 2005. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 23(6), 394-400. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.HTR.0000341435.52004.ac
Corso, P., Finkelstein, E., Miller, T., Fiebelkorn, I., & Zaloshnja, E. (2006). Incidence and lifetime costs of injuries in the United States. Injury Prevention, 12(4), 212-218. PMCID: PMC2586784. https://doi.org/10.1136/ip.2005.010983
Miller, T. R., & Levy, D. T. (2000). Cost-outcome analysis in injury prevention and control: Eighty-four recent estimates for the United States. Medical Care, 38(6), 562-582. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005650-200006000-00003
Miller, T. R., Galbraith, M. S., & Lawrence, B. A. (1998). Costs and benefits of a community sobriety checkpoint program. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 59(4), 462-468. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsa.1998.59.462
Miller, T. R., Cohen, M. A., & Wiersema, B. (1996). Victim costs and consequences: A new look. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice. https://nij.ojp.gov/library/publications/victim-costs-and-consequences-new-look
Miller, T. R. (1990). The plausible range for the value of life––Red herrings among the mackerel. Journal of Forensic Economics, 3(3), 17-39. https://doi.org/10.5085/0898-5510-3.3.17