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Grant Miller

Grant Miller, PhD, MPP

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics
Core faculty member at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research
Global Advisory Board at the Kolkata Public Health Institute
Faculty Committee at the Center For Effective Global Action (CEGA)
Non Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development

Stanford University
117 Encina Commons
Stanford, CA 94305-6019

(650) 723-2714 (voice)
(650) 723-1919 (fax)

Research Interests

health economics, development economics, economic demography, and population health


As a health and development economist based at the Stanford Medical School, my overarching focus is research and teaching aimed at developing more effective health improvement strategies for developing countries.

My agenda addresses three major interrelated themes. (1) First, what are the major causes of population health improvement around the world and over time? My projects addressing this question are retrospective observational studies that focus both on historical health improvement and the determinants of population health in developing countries today. (2) Second, what are the behavioral underpinnings of the major determinants of population health improvement? Policy relevance and generalizability require knowing not only which factors have contributed most to population health gains, but also why. (3) Third, how can programs and policies use these behavioral insights to improve population health more effectively? The ultimate test of policy relevance is the ability to help formulate new strategies using these insights that are effective.

Other Affiliations

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)