Matt Miller, PT, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens Street, #9218
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Felician College, Rutherford, NJBS2005Biology
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PADPT2008Physical Therapy
    University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, COPhD2019Rehabilitation Science

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    Chronic health conditions are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States; rehabilitation interventions largely neglect the psychosocial and behavioral factors that influence poor physical activity and disability. Evidence supports the use of behavior-based interventions to produce long-lasting physical activity changes among older adults with complex health conditions, yet these are not readily used within rehabilitation practice.

    Dr. Miller, a PhD trained doctor of physical therapy (DPT), strives to develop work that improves the health, disability, and quality of life of older adults. Prior to research training, he practiced clinically at California Pacific Medical Center in acute care, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, and outpatient settings. He gained a practical understanding of how non-physical factors influence rehabilitation outcomes through his experiences working with patients who had complex neurologic injuries like traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury. These experiences motivated him to pursue rehabilitation research training at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.

    Dr. Miller's research highlights the significance of psychosocial factors on physical activity and disability among older adults. These studies form a foundation of knowledge that are used to develop, test, and implement behavior-based interventions for older adults with lower-limb amputation, total knee arthroplasty, and cognitive impairment. In addition to this work, he lead and published findings of an evaluation of the UCSF Physical Therapy Faculty Practice telehealth implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, this is Dr. Miller's highest impact publication and was prominently featured in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Journal, the journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, COVID-19 collection.

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    1. eConsultation for Deprescribing Among Older Adults: Clinician Perspectives on Implementation Barriers and Facilitators. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Jun 28. Growdon ME, Hunt LJ, Miller MJ, Halim M, Karliner LS, Gonzales R, Sudore RL, Steinman MA, Harrison KL. PMID: 38941059.
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    2. Demystifying the Digital Divide: Disparities in Telerehabilitation Readiness Among Older Adults in the United States. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2024 Mar 28. Falvey JR, Sun N, Miller MJ, Pravdo A, Mullins CD. PMID: 38554795.
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    3. Patient characteristics and telehealth are associated with attendance rates in an outpatient rehabilitation infant bridge program. PLoS One. 2024; 19(3):e0301219. Nguyen TT, Pak SS, Miller MJ. PMID: 38536826; PMCID: PMC10971763.
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    4. Faculty Perceptions on Use of the Clinical Reasoning Assessment Tool to Support Learning in Physical Therapist Students: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. 2024; 36(1):57-64. McDevitt A, Rapport MJ, Rodriguez J, Miller MJ.
    5. Telehealth Walking Self-Management for Individuals With Amputation: A Qualitative Study of Therapist Perspectives on Adoption. Phys Ther. 2024 Feb 01; 104(2). Swink LA, Mealer ML, Miller MJ, Anderson CB, Cook PF, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. PMID: 37944092; PMCID: PMC10902556.
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    6. Comparison of health and retirement study participants with and without linkage to Medicare claims. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Jan 11. Cenzer I, Boscardin J, Kotwal AA, Miller MJ. PMID: 38206864.
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    7. The Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment Among Medicare Beneficiaries Who Use Outpatient Physical Therapy. Phys Ther. 2024 Jan 01; 104(1). Miller MJ, Cenzer I, Barnes DE, Kelley AS, Covinsky KE. PMID: 37615482; PMCID: PMC10822773.
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    8. Prevalence of cognitive impairment in home health physical therapy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Mar; 72(3):802-810. Miller MJ, Cenzer I, Barnes DE, Ankuda CK, Covinsky KE. PMID: 38152855; PMCID: PMC10947939.
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    9. Applying i-PARIHS to Identify Emerging Innovations in Hospital Discharge Decision Making in Response to System Stress: A Qualitative Study. Res Sq. 2023 Aug 17. Gustavson AM, Miller MJ, Boening N, Wisdom JP, Burke RE, Hagedorn HJ. PMID: 37645780; PMCID: PMC10462240.
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    10. The association of gait speed and self-reported difficulty walking with social isolation: A nationally-representative study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 08; 71(8):2549-2556. Kuang K, Huisingh-Scheetz M, Miller MJ, Waite L, Kotwal AA. PMID: 37000466; PMCID: PMC10524495.
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    11. Equitable implementation of innovations to promote successful aging in place. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 02; 71(2):683-688. Gustavson AM, Vincenzo J, Miller MJ, Falvey JR, Lee JL, Fashaw-Walters S, Juckett L. PMID: 36522303; PMCID: PMC9957838.
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    12. Physical Therapist Telehealth Delivery at 1 Year Into COVID-19. Phys Ther. 2022 11 06; 102(11). Miller MJ, Pak SS, Keller DR, Gustavson AM, Barnes DE. PMID: 36124699; PMCID: PMC9494451.
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    13. Understanding decision-making in prosthetic rehabilitation by prosthetists and people with lower limb amputation: a qualitative study. Disabil Rehabil. 2023 Feb; 45(4):723-732. Anderson CB, Kittelson AJ, Wurdeman SR, Miller MJ, Stoneback JW, Christiansen CL, Magnusson DM. PMID: 35389313; PMCID: PMC9537359.
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    14. Postamputation Cognitive Impairment Is Related to Worse Perceived Physical Function Among Middle-Aged and Older Prosthesis Users. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 09; 103(9):1723-1729. Miller MJ, Hoffman RM, Swink LA, Barnes DE, Christiansen CL. PMID: 35123974; PMCID: PMC9536024.
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    15. Physical inactivity in older adults with cognitive impairment without dementia: room for improvement. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2022 Apr; 34(4):837-845. Miller MJ, Cenzer I, Barnes DE, Covinsky KE. PMID: 34674188; PMCID: PMC9021326.
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    16. Use of the PROMIS-10 global health in patients with chronic low back pain in outpatient physical therapy: a retrospective cohort study. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2021 Sep 06; 5(1):81. Pak SS, Miller MJ, Cheuy VA. PMID: 34487270; PMCID: PMC8421489.
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    17. Development of a physical mobility prediction model to guide prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2021 Jun 01; 45(3):268-275. Anderson CB, Wurdeman SR, Miller MJ, Christiansen CL, Kittelson AJ. PMID: 33840752; PMCID: PMC8422855.
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    18. Psychometric Assessment of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale for People With Lower-Limb Amputation. Phys Ther. 2021 04 04; 101(4). Miller MJ, Mealer ML, Cook PF, Kittelson AJ, Christiansen CL. PMID: 33421074; PMCID: PMC8023555.
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    19. Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Determinants of Practice Change in Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation: Adapting to and Sustaining Value With Postacute Reform. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2021 Apr-Jun 01; 44(2):108-118. Gustavson AM, LeDoux CV, Stutzbach JA, Miller MJ, Seidler KJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE. PMID: 33534337; PMCID: PMC8869848.
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    20. Patterns of Sitting, Standing, and Stepping After Lower Limb Amputation. Phys Ther. 2021 02 04; 101(2). Miller MJ, Blankenship JM, Kline PW, Melanson EL, Christiansen CL. PMID: 33336706; PMCID: PMC7921296.
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    21. Evaluation of Pragmatic Telehealth Physical Therapy Implementation During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Phys Ther. 2021 01 04; 101(1). Miller MJ, Pak SS, Keller DR, Barnes DE. PMID: 33284318; PMCID: PMC7665714.
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    22. Psychosocial Factors Influence Physical Activity after Dysvascular Amputation: A Convergent Mixed-Methods Study. PM R. 2021 07; 13(7):737-745. Miller MJ, Morris MA, Magnusson DM, Putnam K, Cook PF, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. PMID: 32936512; PMCID: PMC7873162.
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    23. Self-Efficacy and Social Support are Associated with Disability for Ambulatory Prosthesis Users After Lower-Limb Amputation. PM R. 2021 05; 13(5):453-460. Miller MJ, Cook PF, Magnusson DM, Morris MA, Blatchford PJ, Schenkman ML, Christiansen CL. PMID: 32926546; PMCID: PMC7873129.
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    24. Step length symmetry adaptation to split-belt treadmill walking after acquired non-traumatic transtibial amputation. Gait Posture. 2020 07; 80:162-167. Kline PW, Murray AM, Miller MJ, So N, Fields T, Christiansen CL. PMID: 32516682; PMCID: PMC7369240.
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    25. Biobehavioral Intervention Targeting Physical Activity Behavior Change for Older Veterans after Nontraumatic Amputation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PM R. 2020 10; 12(10):957-966. Christiansen CL, Miller MJ, Kline PW, Fields TT, Sullivan WJ, Blatchford PJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE. PMID: 32248638; PMCID: PMC8229675.
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    26. Falls After Dysvascular Transtibial Amputation: A Secondary Analysis of Falling Characteristics and Reduced Physical Performance. PM R. 2021 01; 13(1):19-29. Anderson CB, Miller MJ, Murray AM, Fields TT, So NF, Christiansen CL. PMID: 32249517; PMCID: PMC7541404.
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    27. Qualitative analysis of resilience characteristics of people with unilateral transtibial amputation. Disabil Health J. 2020 10; 13(4):100925. Miller MJ, Mealer ML, Cook PF, So N, Morris MA, Christiansen CL. PMID: 32312526; PMCID: PMC7541554.
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    28. Error-augmentation gait training to improve gait symmetry in patients with non-traumatic lower limb amputation: A proof-of-concept study. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2019 Aug; 43(4):426-433. Kline PW, Murray AM, Miller MJ, Fields T, Christiansen CL. PMID: 31018771; PMCID: PMC6880787.
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    29. Physical Function and Pre-Amputation Characteristics Explain Daily Step Count after Dysvascular Amputation. PM R. 2019 10; 11(10):1050-1058. Miller MJ, Cook PF, Kline PW, Anderson CB, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. PMID: 30729727; PMCID: PMC8259321.
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    30. Improving Physical Activity Through Adjunct Telerehabilitation Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. Phys Ther. 2019 01 01; 99(1):37-45. Kline PW, Melanson EL, Sullivan WJ, Blatchford PJ, Miller MJ, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. PMID: 30329126; PMCID: PMC6314331.
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    31. Factors influencing participation in physical activity after dysvascular amputation: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Disabil Rehabil. 2019 12; 41(26):3141-3150. Miller MJ, Jones J, Anderson CB, Christiansen CL. PMID: 30261758; PMCID: PMC6437000.
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    32. Behavior-Change Intervention Targeting Physical Function, Walking, and Disability After Dysvascular Amputation: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 11; 99(11):2160-2167. Christiansen CL, Miller MJ, Murray AM, Stephenson RO, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Hiatt WR, Schenkman ML. PMID: 29746823; PMCID: PMC6215727.
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    33. Relationships Among Perceived Functional Capacity, Self-Efficacy, and Disability After Dysvascular Amputation. PM R. 2018 Oct; 10(10):1056-1061. Miller MJ, Magnusson DM, Lev G, Fields TT, Cook PF, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. PMID: 29580940; PMCID: PMC6153084.
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    34. A Feasibility Study for Improved Physical Activity After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Aging Phys Act. 2018 01 01; 26(1):7-13. Paxton RJ, Forster JE, Miller MJ, Gerron KL, Stevens-Lapsley JE, Christiansen CL. PMID: 28338406; PMCID: PMC5654685.
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    35. Physical activity behavior change for older veterans after dysvascular amputation. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 04; 55:10-15. Miller MJ, Stevens-Lapsley J, Fields TT, Coons D, Bray-Hall S, Sullivan W, Christiansen CL. PMID: 28153768; PMCID: PMC5360171.
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