David Miller

I completed my undergraduate study at the University of Prince Edward Island (BA Arts, Honours Psychology) in spring 2013. The following months were spent working on various research projects across several Canadian universities before committing to the Masters in Applied Health Services Research program here at UNB in fall 2014 under the supervision of Dr. Ronis. My research throughout the MAHSR program focused on examining the predictors of readmission to psychiatric inpatient care among children and youth in New Brunswick using population-scale provincial administrative data. I have since transitioned into the Clinical Psychology program as a PhD student, and am continuing my use of provincial administrative data by examining the predictors of psychiatric length of stay among youth and adults in the province. My current research interests pertain to the availability and accessibility of mental health care services in Atlantic Canada among youth and adults, particularly within the context of under-serviced areas. In the future, I hope build on my current population-scale findings by examining individual patient and provider perspectives on (1) the availability/accessibility of community psychiatric services, and (2) the documented reliance on inpatient care when community services are lacking.