Dr. George Miller has served on the technical staff of Altarum and one of Altarum’s predecessor organizations, Vector Research, Inc., since 1972. He is currently affiliated with Altarum’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending, where he participates in the center’s efforts to track national health spending, understand the drivers of spending growth, and quantify a sustainable spending growth rate.
In other efforts, he has supported Altarum in applications of operations research to modeling and analysis of health care issues that have included topics in the value of prevention, disease management, medical responses to demand surges, cost-effectiveness of clinical interventions, beneficiary population forecasting, telemedicine, graduate medical education, medical logistics, medical staffing, medical facilities planning, and collections forecasting.
His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine; the Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Health Affairs; Medical Decision Making; Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research; Health Care Management Science; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; the International Journal of Disaster Medicine; the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety; Interfaces; Management Science; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; and IIE Transactions. He frequently serves as a reviewer for several of these journals.
Dr. Miller has chaired numerous sessions at national meetings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), served on INFORMS’s Long-Range Planning Committee, and served for 7 years (3 years as Chair) of its committee to select the recipient of the Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services.
Dr. Miller received his BSE, MSE, and PhD degrees in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, where he subsequently served as an adjunct assistant professor.