Dr. Haylie L. Miller is an assistant professor of Movement Science and director of the Motor and Visual Development Laboratory at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology.
Dr. Miller’s program of research investigates visuomotor integration—the use of visual information to plan, execute, and modify movement—in typical development, autism, and other neurodevelopmental conditions. The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have provided over $1.31 million in support of this line of work through several mechanisms including a postdoctoral fellowship, sub-award and KL2 funding, and an ongoing K01 award (K01MH107774).
Dr. Miller graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2006 with a BA, double-majoring in Psychology and Music. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, earning an M.S. in 2008 and a PhD in 2012 in the Experimental Psychology program. She also completed postdoctoral fellowships focused on sensorimotor functioning in autism at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and University of North Texas Health Science Center.
Dr. Miller is currently the PI of a K01 award from NIMH, and an awardee of the NIH Loan Repayment Program. She was nominated for the Association for Psychological Science “Rising Star” Award in 2017. Dr. Miller competed for and successfully completed the STAR Leadership Program through the Texas Center for Health Disparities, and is the recipient of an Autism Speaks Local Impact Grant.
In addition to her work as a researcher, Dr. Miller has served the ASD community through a variety of volunteer activities including the Board of Directors for the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Council of Tarrant County, and on several advisory committees and boards related to sensory-friendly programming in the Dallas-Fort Worth arts community. She is eager to partner with the autism community in Michigan to continue pursuing her passion for inclusion, advocacy, and education.
She has authored or co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, Gait & Posture, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Reviews. She has served as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and regularly reviews for journals in the fields of psychology, autism research, and movement science. Dr. Miller’s current professional affiliations include:
- Member, International Society for Autism Research
- Member, International Society for Posture & Gait Research
- Member, International Motor Development Research Consortium
- Member, Society for Research in Child Development
- Member, International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation
Dr. Miller teaches the cross-listed undergraduate/graduate course AES 313/KIN 513: Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal Skills, & Wellness.
Prior to coming to U-M, Dr. Miller was an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, with cross-appointments in the Department of Medical Education and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Areas of Interest
Use of visual information to guide motor planning, execution, and modification of movement in autism and related developmental conditions; health disparities among underrepresented groups in the autism community; symptom manifestation in autism with versus without co-occurring conditions; use of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills in academic, professional, and clinical contexts.