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Lior Miller

Program Director

Lior Miller has eleven years of experience in global health programming and international development providing technical assistance and program management to health projects with a focus on maternal and child health, health systems strengthening, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS.

As program director at Results for Development (R4D), Ms. Miller manages the West Africa portfolio on the Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator project. She supports in-country and regional partners in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Togo to analyze health system challenges, develop theories of change, translate knowledge from other contexts, co-create innovations where needed, facilitate prioritization of action and adapt approaches based on learning.

Throughout her career, Ms. Miller has focused on expanding access to high-impact evidence-based health interventions to increase quality, coverage, and support policy. At the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, she co-chaired a technical advisory group for country adaptation of the revised WHO PMTCT guidelines, developed three toolkits for country-level adaptation and implementation of the revised guidelines and published a peer-reviewed publication in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. While at IMA World Health, she worked with the Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population to co-author the country’s first national strategic plan for morbidity management and disability prevention plan for lymphatic filariasis. Ms. Miller is currently a doctoral candidate at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, and recently had an article accepted for publication in the Pan American Journal of Public Health on intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Guyana.

Before joining R4D, Ms. Miller was senior technical program manager at IMA World Health where she supported the response to the Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo, implementing Ebola prevention and response services and strengthening access to essential primary health care in ten of the 28 most affected health zones. Prior to IMA, she managed the start up of the $195M PEPFAR-funded Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) project at Pact.

As the senior program officer for JSI on the Maternal and Child Survival Program, she managed the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso portfolios, collaborating with in-country project staff, Ministry of Health officials, and other partners to increase access to maternal and child health services and to develop the DRC’s national scale-up plan for integrated community case management.

Ms. Miller has served on the board of the Cameroon Health and Education Fund since 2010.

Ms. Miller holds a master’s degree in health, community, and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor’s degree from McGill University. She is a native speaker of English and speaks fluent French.

Articles and other publications

Miller, L, Contreras-Urbina, M. Exploring the determinants and outcomes of intimate partner violence during pregnancy for Guyanese women. Pan American Journal of Public Health. In press.

Bennett C, Banda M, Miller L, et al. A comprehensive approach to providing services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Democratic Republic of Congo: Addressing more than physical trauma. Development in Practice. 2017;27(5):750-759.

Lemoine JF, Desormeaux AM, Monestime F, et al. Controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Haiti: Implementation strategies and evidence of their success. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(10):e0004954.

Ghanotakis E, Miller L, Spensley A. Country adaptation of the 2010 World Health Organization recommendations for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2012;90:921-931.

McCullough R, Miller L. Surveying the global HIV/AIDS landscape. In R.G. Marlink & S.J. Teitelman (Eds.). From the Ground Up: Building Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care in Resource-Limited Settings. Washington, D.C.: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Aboud F, Miller L. Promoting peer intervention in name-calling. S Afr J Psychol. 2007;37(4):803-819.

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