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Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Director, Office of Integrated Healthcare Research and Policy



Mail Stop F496, Academic Office 1

12631 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045


303-724-9706 Office 


Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine where he is the Director of Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center. Dr. Miller is a principal investigator on several federal grants, foundation grants, and state contracts related to comprehensive primary care and mental health, behavioral health, and substance use integration. He leads the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral and Primary Care project as well as the highly touted Sustaining Healthcare Across Integrated Primary Care Efforts (SHAPE) project. He has published extensively in the area of integrated behavioral health and primary care.

He received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he trained in primary care psychology. In addition, Miller worked as a postdoctoral fellow in primary care psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.


Dr. Miller is a co-principal investigator and co-creator of the National Research Network’s Collaborative Care Research Network. He has written and published journal articles and a book chapter on enhancing the evidentiary support for collaborative care models, and increasing the training and education of mental health providers in primary care. Miller often travels speaking on clinical, operational and financial components of integrating mental health and primary care as well as the policy implications for these models.  Miller’s research interests include models of collaborative care, health behavior interventions, and primary care practice redesign.


Professionally, Ben is actively involved in the governance of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) where he is a Board Member representing organizational partnerships. He has been active within the American Psychological Association for Graduate Students (APAGS) where he held the elected position of Member at Large – Practice Focus from 2006-2008. During his tenure in APAGS, he focused on assessing the needs of practice-focused students while attempting to raise students' awareness of the role of psychology within the larger health care system.

  • American Psychological Association member (APA)

  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

  • Society of Behavioral Medicine member (SBM)

  • American Psychological Association Division 38 (Health Psychology)

  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association member (CFHA)

  • Colorado Psychological Association (CPA)


  1. Miller, B.F. & Reitz, R. (2009). Collaborative care: Comprehensive healthcare done right. The Register Report: The Magazine of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, 35, 16-19.

  2. Miller, B. F., Mendenhall, T. J., & Malik, A. D. (2009). Integrated primary care:  An inclusive three-world view through process metrics and empirical discrimination. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 16, 21-30.

  3. Blount, A. & Miller, B.F. (2009). Addressing the workforce crisis in integrated primary care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 16, 113-119.

  4. Miller, B.F. (2007). Graduate programs should include system practicalities and advocacy. The National Psychologist, 3, 17.

  5. Miller, B.F. (2007) An exploratory study of tobacco cessation knowledge, attitudes, and practices among master's level and newly licensed psychologists in Kentucky. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. Vol 68 (4-B), pp. 2661.

  6. Studts, J. L., Matera, E. L., Worth, C. T., Ghate, S. R., Miller, B. F., Thomas, S. D., & Sorrell, C.L. (2007). Tobacco cessation treatment knowledge, attitudes and practices of Kentucky physicians. Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association, 105, 497-507.

  7. Miller, B.F. & Studts, J.L. (2005). Psychosocial issues following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Kentuckiana Healthy Woman, 1, 18-19. 

  8. Miller, B.F. (2005). One Day Closer. GradPsych: The Magazine of the American Psychological Association for Graduate Students, 3, 44.

  9. Studts, J.L. & Miller, B.F. (2005). Coping with Cancer. Brochure published in conjunction with the Kentucky Psychological Association public education campaign, Heads Up! Kentucky.

  10. Vandette, J. & Miller, B.F. (2005). Student Involvement-KPAGS. Article published by American Psychological Association’s Division 31 – State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations.