Daniel P. Miller

Associate Professor
Organization: School of Social Work, Boston University

Daniel P. Miller, PhD is an associate professor at the Boston University School of Social Work where he co-directs the Social Policy Analysis Working Group with colleagues Thomas Byrne and Yoonsook Ha. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on the ways that policies can affect the health and well-being of children and families, with particular attention to poverty, food insecurity and food and nutrition assistance programs, and the effects of father involvement on child well-being. 

His current research includes a mixed methods investigation to understand whether father involvement can help to reduce income-based inequalities in child outcomes and, in turn, whether social and economic policies are effective levers to promote father involvement. Dr. Miller has master’s degree in public policy and applied child development from Tufts University and a doctoral degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work where he specialized in social policy analysis.

  • Proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would likely result in a loss of federal housing assistance--and potential rent hikes--for thousands of low-income families. Our forthcoming study will test whether differences in the monetary value of housing assistance received by households translates into meaningful differences in health outcomes.

    June 6, 2018
  • Low-income housing assistance programs represent a potentially powerful policy lever to promote population health and reduce health disparities. Yet, research on the impact of federal low-income housing programs on health outcomes remains highly limited, and no study to date has adequately explored whether the monetary value of housing assistance has an impact on health outcomes.

    September 27, 2017