Daniel P. Miller

Dan MillerAssistant Professor
Human Behavior
Phone: 617-353-3750
dpmiller@bu.edu

Education

BA (music and economics), Brandeis University
MA (public policy and applied child development), Tufts University
PhD (social policy and policy analysis), Columbia University

Courses Taught

HB 720   Human Behavior in the Social Environment
HB 749   Social Perspectives on Health and Illness
SR 743    Research I

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Child obesity and the effects of the environment on racial and ethnic disparities in rates of overweight & obesity. The intersection of developmental science and social policy. Father involvement and child outcomes.

Selected Publications

Miller, D.P., Nepomnyaschy, L. Garasky, S., & Ibarra, G.L.  Family Structure and Child Food Insecurity. (2014). The American Journal of Public Health, 104(7), e70-e76. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302000.

Nepomnyaschy, L. & Miller, D.P.,  Garasky, S., Nanda, N.  Nonresident Fathers and Child Food Insecurity: Evidence from Longitudinal Data. (2014). Social Service Review, 88(1), 92-133. doi: 10.1086/674970.

Shin, S.H., Miller, D.P., & Teicher, M. Exposure to childhood neglect and physical abuse and developmental trajectories of heavy episodic drinking from early adolescence into young adulthood. (2013). Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 127(1-3), 31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.06.005.

Miller, D.P., & Mincy, R.B. Falling further behind? Child support arrears and fathers’ labor force participation. (2012).Social Service Review, 86(4), 604-635. doi: 10.1086/668761.*Winner of the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for the best article published in the Social Service Review in 2012.

Miller, D.P., Waldfogel, J., & Han, W-J (press). Family meal and child academic and behavioral outcomes. (2012).Child Development83(6), 2014-2120. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01825.x.

Shin, S.H. & Miller, D.P. (2012). A longitudinal examination of childhood maltreatment and adolescent obesity: Results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth) Study. (2012). Child Abuse and Neglect, 36(2), 84-94. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.08.007.

Miller, D.P. Associations between the home and school environments and child body mass index. (2011) Social Science and Medicine, 72(5), 677-684.  doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.12.003.

Miller, D.P.  Maternal work and child overweight and obesity: The importance of timing. (2011). Journal of Family and Economic Issues32(2), 204-218. doi: 10.1007/s10834-010-9244-x.

 Han, W-J, Miller, D.P., & Waldfogel, J. Parental work schedules and adolescent risky behaviors. (2010).Developmental Psychology46(5), 1245-1267. doi: 10.1037/a0020178.

Han, W-J, & Miller, D.P. Parental work schedules and adolescent depression. (2009).  Health Sociology Review, 18(1), 36-49. doi: 10.51722Fhesr.18.1.36

Miller, D.P. & Han, W-J. Maternal nonstandard work schedules and adolescent overweight.(2008). The American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1495-1502.  doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.123885.

 

Publications Under Review

Miller, D.P. & Chang, J. (revise and resubmit, Journal of Marriage and Family). Parental nonstandard work schedules and child obesity: Does family structure matter?

Miller, D.P., Ha, Y., & Chang, J. (revise and resubmit, Early Childhood Research Quarterly). Child care subsidies and child obesity among low-income preschool students.

Miller, D.P. (under review, Social Science & Medicine). If you build it, will they come? Accessibility of summer meals and the food insecurity of low income households with children.

Pomerantz, J., & Miller, D.P. (under review, Appetite). Policies to Promote Healthy Portion Sizes for Children.

Miller, D.P., Larson, M.J., & Devoe, E. (in progress). Food insecurity in veteran households: Evidence from nationally representative data.

Selected Presentations

Miller, D.P. If You Build It, Will They Come? Access to the Summer Food Service Program and Food Insecurity Among Low Income Households with Children. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Albuquerque, N.M.

Nepomnyaschy, L. & Miller, D.P. Family Structure Stability and Transitions and Household Food Insecurity. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Albuquerque, N.M.

Miller, D.P. & Chang, J. Maternal and Paternal Nonstandard Work Schedules and Child Obesity: Does Family Structure Matter? Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA.

Miller, D.P. & Nepomnyaschy, L. Family Structure, Family Structure Transitions, and Childhood Food Insecurity.Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Boston, MA.

Nepomnyaschy, L., Miller, D.P., Garasky, S., & Nanda, N. Nonresident Fathers and Childhood Hunger: Evidence From Longitudinal Data. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, TX.

Panel Organizer: Maternal Employment and Child Well-Being

Miller, D.P. & Chang, J. Maternal and Paternal Nonstandard Work Schedules and Child Obesity: Does Family Structure Matter? Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C.

Nepomnyaschy, L., Miller, D.P., Garasky, S., & Nanda, N. Nonresident Fathers and Childhood Hunger: Evidence From Longitudinal Data. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C.

Nanda, N., Garasky, S., Nepomnyaschy, L., & Miller, D.P. Understanding the Role of Family Mechanisms in Non-Resident Father Families On Child Food Insecurity. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C.

Nanda, N., Garasky, S., Nepomnyaschy, L., & Miller, D.P. Understanding the role of family mechanisms in non-resident father families on child food insecurity. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Chicago, IL.

Selected Grant Activity

2013-2014: Miller, D.P.  The Summer Food Service Program and Food Insecurity in Low-Income Households with Children: Evidence from California. RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Principal Investigator.

2011-2013: Garasky, S., Miller, D.P., & Nepomnyaschy, L. Nonresident Fathers’ Involvement and Welfare Policies: Impacts on Childhood Hunger.” United States Department of Agriculture (via University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research). Co-Principal Investigator.

2007-2009: Miller, D.P. “The Effects of Parental Work on Child Obesity.” R36 Dissertation Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. $23,822. Principal Investigator.

Consulting and Professional Activities

2014: Grant Reviewer – Institute for Research on Poverty, RIDGE Center – Small Grants Competition.

2010-2012, 2014: Abstract Reviewer – Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference

Ad Hoc Reviewer:                                                                   

Child: Care, Health, and Development

Child and Family Social Work

Child Development

Child Development Perspectives

Children and Youth Services Review

Demography

Developmental Psychology

Health Economics

International Migration Review

JAMA Pediatrics

Journal of Family Issues

Journal of Marriage and Family

Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Journal of Research on Adolescence

Pediatrics

Social Science and Medicine

Sociological Perspectives

Awards and Honors

Visiting Food Assistance Scholar – University of Wisconsin Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty RIDGE Center, March, 2013.

Winner of the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for the best article published in Social Service Review in 2012, for: Miller, D.P., & Mincy, R.B. Falling further behind? Child support arrears and fathers’ labor force participation. Social Service Review, 86(4), 604-635