Bill Miller

Degrees / Designations 

BSc (Occupational Therapy), University of British Columbia; MSc (Occupational Therapy), University of Western Ontario; PhD (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), University of Western Ontario

Email Address 
Mailing Address 
GF Strong Rehabilitation Research Lab 4255 Laurel Street Vancouver BC V5Z 2G9


Academic Appointment 
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Other Areas of Research 

Dr. Miller has a BSc from UBC and an MSc and PhD from UWO. After completing a post-doc (2000-2004) in Rehabilitation Sciences at UBC he joined UBC's Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Principle Investigator with the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD).

Dr. Miller characterizes his research as the measurement, determination and epidemiology of mobility disability and its influence on the participation in daily and social activities of older adults. He has conducted over 10 randomized controlled trials designed to improve the daily life of older individuals with spinal cord, stroke, and musculoskeletal disorders. He has created or co-developed and evaluated 6 clinically oriented measures and 38 of his 100 peer reviewed publications have focused on measurement related issues relevant to the practice of rehabilitation. He is an editor/co-PI of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (SCIRE) Project and he is the PI of a pan-Canadian study designed to develop a Outcome Measures Toolkit for clinicians who work in the field of spinal cord injury. Dr. Miller is the PI of a team of 15 investigators from 7 institutions from across Canada designed to study how adults use their power mobility, investigate methods to improve wheeled mobility use and to develop better mobility devices.