Member Spotlight: Frances H. Miller
In 2013, Miller, a Professor Emerita at Boston University School of Law, directed the Scholars in Residence Fellowship Program (SIR), launched by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to enrich and enhance the teaching and practice of public health law. This program required scholars to complete a six-month fellowship at various public health agencies, giving them first-hand knowledge about the way public health law works in a practical setting. At the end of the fellowship, scholars produced a teaching module on their experience. These modules have been published in Miller’s supplement, and the collection of work offers new ways to think about and address a range of public health concerns.
Miller’s enthusiasm for teaching and passion for health law have made a lasting impact on students and faculty at BU, and in 1989, she received the University’s Metcalf Cup and Prize for teaching excellence.
ASLME has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Miller. She attended the first Health Law Professors Conference, and she served as Faculty Editor for the American Journal of Law & Medicine for decades. Professor Miller was honored in 1995 with the Society’s Jay Healey Teaching Award.
Miller is one of the leading experts in the country on American health care law and policy and a specialist on comparative health systems. In 1993, she was a consultant to the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. She has received two Fulbright Scholarships to research the effects of competition on British health systems. Through a Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship, Miller has studied the delivery of health care in Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East and China.
Miller has been the editor of several books, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters. In addition to her health law scholarship, Miller is an expert in trusts and estates, and in the 1980s, she created two PBS television series on the topic.
Additionally, Miller is a Visiting Professor at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, and she is a trustee of the Joslin Diabetes Center and of Mount Holyoke College.
Miller’s issue and supporting materials are available free on the ASLME website.