Thomas W. Miller, professor emeritus of psychology, has received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to the Practice of Psychology.
Miller is a senior research scientist with the University’s Center for Health Intervention and Prevention, a University Teaching Fellow, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology.
He also is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Miller gave an invited address and received an honorarium for the award at the American Psychological Association’s meeting in San Francisco in August.
His 36-year career includes professorship and tenure at three public universities.
The author of 10 books, his research has included cross-cultural studies of trauma in veterans; victims of natural disasters; medical conditions, including HIV; and applications of telemedicine in providing access to care for rural and underserved populations.
The award citation mentions Miller’s “innovative theory, research and clinical practice, teaching, and unparalleled contributions to the field of public sector psychology.”
It also notes, “Thomas W. Miller’s achievements during his 36-year career include publication in highly acclaimed books and journal articles, his Stressful Life Events series, consultation on the national and international levels, and teaching in England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and Russia.”