Overview

My work aims to address challenging issues in care and services for children with disabilities and their families in innovative ways. It is rooted in intensive collaborations with selected researchers and colleagues at BC Children's Hospital; other BC Children's Hospital and UBC researchers, with whom we in turn link to the Canadian NeuroDevNet network; and a research team investigating caregiver health which is distributed across a number of academic centres in Canada.

I also co-founded and remain linked to a research collaborative within Developmental Neurosciences & Child Health known as Children and Youth with Disabilities in Society (CYDiS). The CYDiS mission is to promote, conduct, support and coordinate research aimed primarily at understanding needs, measuring health status, and evaluating and improving services for this population across all relevant service sectors (including health, education, family and social services).

Publications

Behavioural and emotional concerns reported by parents of children attending a neurodevelopmental diagnostic centre
Child Care Health and Development
DOI: 10.1111/cch.12594
2018

Family impact of childhood neurodevelopmental disability: considering adaptive and maladaptive behaviour
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12547
2018

Children with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities: a population-based study of healthcare service utilization using administrative data
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
Rubab G Arim and Anton R Miller and Anne Guèvremont and Lucyna M Lach and Jamie C Brehaut and Dafna E Kohen
DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.13557
09/2017

Exploring the Johns Hopkins Aggregated Diagnosis Groups in administrative data as a measure of child health
International Journal of Child Health and Human Development
2017

Child functional characteristics explain child and family outcomes better than diagnosis: Population-based study of children with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders/disabilities
Health Reports
2016

Safety-related concerns of parents for children with disabilities and chronic conditions
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000256
2016

Perspectives on "disease" and "disability" in child health: The case of childhood neurodisability
Frontiers in Public Health
DOI: 10.3389/FPUBH.2016.00226
2016

Developing a non-categorical measure of child health using administrative data
Health Reports
2015

Studying public knowledge of risk of prenatal alcohol exposure is not the same as knowledge of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)
Child: Care, Health and Development
DOI: 10.1111/cch.12226
2015

Developmental milestones among aboriginal children in Canada
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
2014

Patterns of participation across a range of activities among Canadian children with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12167
2013

Diagnostic nomenclature for foetal alcohol spectrum disorders: The continuing challenge of causality
Child: Care, Health and Development
DOI: 10.1111/cch.12017
2013

Evidence and its interpretation and presentation
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
DOI: 10.3109/01942638.2013.824705
2013

Diagnostic status, functional status and complexity among Canadian children with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities: A population-based study
Disability and Rehabilitation
DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2012.699580
2013

Comparing participation in activities among children with disabilities
Research in Developmental Disabilities
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.002
2012

Antidepressant use in children and adolescents: Practice touch points to guide paediatricians
Paediatrics and Child Health
2011

Changes over time in the health of caregivers of children with health problems: Growth-curve findings from a 10-year Canadian population-based study
American Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300298
2011

Performance measurement and improvement frameworks in health, education and social services systems: a systematic review.
International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua
DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzp057
2010

Lifetime care for patients with autism
CMAJ
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.110-2083
2010

The health and psychosocial functioning of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders
Disability and Rehabilitation
DOI: 10.1080/09638280802242163
2009

The health and psychosocial functioning of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders
Disability and Rehabilitation
DOI: 10.1080/08916930802354948
2009

Health among caregivers of children with health problems: Findings from a Canadian population-based study
American Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2007.129817
2009

Continuity of care for children with complex chronic health conditions: Parents' perspectives
BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-9-242
2009

Waiting for child developmental and rehabilitation services: An overview of issues and needs
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2008.03113.x
2008

Child Characteristics and Receipt of Stimulant Medications: A Population-Based Study
Ambulatory Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ambp.2008.01.009
2008

Services for children and youth with chronic health conditions: Views of pediatricians in British Columbia
Chronic Diseases in Canada
2007

Conceptualizing childhood health problems using survey data: A comparison of key indicators
BMC Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-7-40
2007

Agreement between parent and child report of quality of life in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Child: Care, Health and Development
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2006.00609.x
2006

Medical education and chronic disease [4] (multiple letters)
CMAJ
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.1041745
2005

Family physicians' involvement and self-reported comfort and skill in care of children with behavioral and emotional problems: A population-based survey
BMC Family Practice
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2296-6-12
2005

Comment on "Improvement in health-related quality of life in children with ADHD: An analysis of placebo controlled studies of atomoxetine".
Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP
2004

Letter to the editor
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1097/00004703-200412000-00014
2004

Use of medical services by Methylphenidate-treated children in the general population
Ambulatory Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1367/A03-031R1.1
2004

Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents who have a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2004-0844
2004

Responding to the needs of children with chronic health conditions in an era of health services reform
CMAJ
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.1040019
2004

Children's persistence with methylphenidate therapy: A population-based study
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
2004

Childhood behavior disorders and injuries among children and youth: A population-based study
Pediatrics
DOI: 10.1542/peds.111.2.262
2003

Is methylphenidate effective in reducing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in school-aged children?
Paediatrics and Child Health
2002

Lifestyle drugs [5]
CMAJ
Miller, A.R.
2001

Prescription of methylphenidate to children and youth, 1990-1996
CMAJ
2001

Lifestyle drugs.
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l"Association medicale canadienne
2001

New provincial initiatives for childhood disabilities: The imperative for research
CMAJ
2001

Melatonin as a sedation substitute for diagnostic procedures
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
2000

Appropriateness of psychostimulant prescription to children: Theoretical and empirical perspectives
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
1999

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and youth: A quantitative systematic review of the efficacy of different management strategies
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
1999

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. Benefits of adding other forms of treatment to medication remain unclear.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
1998

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children
BMJ
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.317.7167.1250b
1998

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP
1996

Universal screening for infant hearing impairment [1]
Pediatrics
Nierenberg, D. and Vohr, B.R. and Hall III, J.W. and Miller, A.R. and Koop, C.E. and Raffin, M.J.M. and Matz, G.J. and Robinette, M.S. and Dennis, J.M. and Jacobson, J.T. and Kileny, P.R. and Ruth, R.A. and Hayes, D. and Northern, J.L. and Stewart, D.L. and Davis-Freeman, S. and Grandori, F. and Collet, L. and Kemp, D.
1994

The cold pressor test in children: Methodological aspects and the analgesic effect of intraoral sucrose
Pain
DOI: 10.1016/0304-3959(94)90092-2
1994

Parent-Professional Agreement on Diagnosis and Recommendations for Children With Developmental Disorders
children's health care
DOI: 10.1207/s15326888chc2302_6
1994

Universal screening for infant hearing impairment.
Pediatrics
1994

Crying and motor behavior of six-week-old infants and postpartum maternal mood
Pediatrics
1993

Adhd and research methodology
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1992

Infantile colic: Is it a gut issue?
Pediatric Clinics of North America
1991

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and hypotonia in a male neonate
Pediatric Neurosurgery
DOI: 10.1159/000120342
1987

Hypertensive encephalopathy as a complication of femoral lengthening
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Miller, A. and Rosman, M.A.
1981

Research

Current Projects
Laying the groundwork for detailed analysis, description and evaluation of less traditional and more “holistic” habilitative interventions for children with neurodisability, with particular focus on a community-based, individualized program for children with various kinds of disorders (hence “non-categorical” approach), which uses movement and gymnastics.

Current Projects
An exploration of medical and disability perspectives as they apply to children with neurodevelopmental problems, contrasting emphasis on named health conditions (i.e. diagnoses) with functional characteristics; exploration of the implications of different perspectives on planning and organization of clinical services, research and health and social policy (interpretive synthetic review) .

Current Projects
Secondary analysis of a Canadian national disability data set (Participation and Activity Limitations Survey, PALS 2006) in order to examine childrens’ diagnosis status (specifically, presence or absence of a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder) in relation to functional status, and to model the relative contribution of each of these health ‘components’ to child participation and family wellbeing.

Research Group Members

Emily Gardiner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Grace Lin, Research Assistant
Jane Shen, researcher
Vivian Wong, Research Project Coordinator