Jennifer Miller, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Build Healthy Places Network
Public Health Institute
Jennifer Miller, PhD is a senior research associate working with the Build Healthy Places Network, where she recently published Community Close Ups, a series of case studies on innovative projects integrating community development and health. Miller has over 15 years’ experience promoting healthy communities through statewide initiatives in California such as Community Action to Fight Asthma, Healthy Eating Active Communities, and CA4Health (part of the CDC’s Community Transformation Grants program). She has worked with urban, suburban and rural communities on place-based policy- and systems-change to improve neighborhood environments for health. She is co-editor of the first published textbook for U.S.-based community health workers, Foundations for Community Health Workers (Jossey Bass 2009), and of the Yes We Can Asthma Toolkit. Miller also co-chairs the Climate Change and Health Topic Committee with the American Public Health Association, and played a lead role in proposing recently-adopted APHA resolutions on climate change and health, and on community development and health. Her work centers on addressing the social determinants of health and built environments, and on fostering robust community well-being at the juncture of health, equity, and sustainability.