Andrew Miller, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Human-Centered Computing, School of Informatics & Computing, IUPUI

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education


Patient-caregiver coordination; Consumer health informatics; Human-Computer Interaction; Adolescent health


I hold an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction and a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing, both from Georgia Tech, and recently completed the National Library of Medicine postdoctoral fellowship in Informatics at the University of Washington. In 2016 I joined the faculty of the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, as an Assistant Professor in the Human-Centered Computing Department. My research and teaching span Human-Computer Interaction and Health Informatics.


I study how social computing technologies can empower young people to help each other with their health and wellness. Through interviews and observation, I study people’s current health information practices, and look for opportunities to leverage information and communication technologies to improve people’s experience and management of their health and healthcare. I design pervasive technologies to encourage and enable new forms of social support online and offline, and I work with youth as participants to shape both my technical systems and in-the-wild deployments. My research touches on a variety of health topics—such as obesity, inpatient care, and hypertension—in environments ranging from the hospital room to the classroom. Throughout, I seek to understand how information technologies can help young people connect and collaborate in new ways, and the impact these systems have on their health and wellbeing.

Representative publications:

  •  Miller, A.D., Pollack, A.H., Pratt, W. “Bursting the Information Bubble: Identifying Opportunities for Pediatric Patient-Centered Technology.” AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 2016.
  • Pollack, A.H., Miller, A.D., Mishra, S.,  Pratt, W. “PD-atricians: Leveraging Physicians and Participatory Design to Develop Novel Clinical Information Tools.” AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 2016.
  •  Pollack, A., Backonja, U., Miller, A.D., Mishra, S., Khelifi, M., Kendall, L., Pratt, W. “Closing the Gap: Supporting Patients’ Transition to Self-Management after Hospitalization.” Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, California. May 7-12, 2016.
  • Mishra, S., Haldar, S., Pollack, A., Kendall, L., Miller, A.D., Khelifi, M., Pratt, W. “‘Not Just a Receiver’: Understanding Patient Behavior in the Hospital Environment.” Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016). San Jose, California. May 7-12, 2016.
  •  Miller, A. D., Mishra, S., Kendall, L., Haldar, S., Pollack, A., Pratt, W. “Partners in Care: Design Considerations for Caregivers and Patients During a Hospital Stay.” Proceedings of the 19th ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing – CSCW ’16, San Francisco, California, February 27-March 2, 2016.