Health Scientist Administrator
Brett Miller, Ph.D., is the program director of the Reading, Writing, and Related Learning Disabilities Program at the NICHD. The focus of this extramural research program involves developing and supporting research and training initiatives to increase knowledge relevant to typical and atypical development of reading and written language abilities in people across the lifespan. In support of these goals, he has published numerous articles and co-edited journal and book volumes on literacy and learning disabilities. Before joining NICHD, he earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Haskins Laboratories. Previously, he held the position of associate research scientist at the Institute of Education Sciences, in the U.S. Department of Education, where he oversaw research portfolios focused on topics related to math and science education, adult literacy, and learning and cognition and student learning.