Mailing AddressSDSU Dept of Allied & Population Health
4801 N Career Ave Suite 248E
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
BiographyErin E. Miller completed her PharmD at North Dakota State University. She continued her training by completing a Pharmacy Residency at the Veterans Affairs Health System in Fargo, ND and her Masters in Business Administration at North Dakota State University.
Following this training, Dr. Miller served briefly as an Adjunct Instructor at Rasmussen College in Moorhead, MN teaching Pharmacology for Allied Sciences and then joined the Information Technology Department at Sanford Health where she worked as a Clinical Informatics Pharmacist. After a year at Sanford Health, she moved in to a leadership position and held various leadership positions within the department for 7 years. During that time, Dr. Miller had the opportunity to collaborate with many different departments within Sanford Health including Pharmacy, Oncology, Dialysis, Research, and Genetic Medicine, as well as numerous vendors and collaborators. Her focus was on helping departments leverage technology to aid their daily work, improve patient care, and promote changes necessary for strategic development.
Dr. Miller joined South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health in January 2020 where she teaches Professional Resources Management and US Healthcare Systems courses. Her research interests include leadership in healthcare and community pharmacy practice.
EducationMasters in Business Administration - North Dakota State University
PharmD - North Dakota State University
PHA 727 - Professional Resources Management
PHA 724 - US Healthcare Systems
Adjunct Instructor, Pharmacology for Allied Sciences - Rasmussen College in Moorhead, MN
Awards and HonorsLicensed pharmacist in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota
Teaching Certificate obtained Spring 2012
APhA's Medication Therapy Management Certification & Faculty Trainer
APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certification & Faculty Trainer
APhA’s Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certification & Faculty Trainer
GrantsCDC Program 1815 - Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke, Co-Investigator
START-SD - HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response - Implementation, Co-Program Director
NCI-CONNECT (Phase 0)
Work ExperienceResearch: As the Director of Technology assigned to the Research and Imagenetics departments for two years, I was a key stakeholder in the development and execution of complex and unique studies at Sanford Health. I contributed to the submission of and had ongoing responsibilities for the National Cancer Institute's CONNECT project in Phase 0. I have been involved in work groups to develop protocols for leveraging genomic data to achieve better pharmacologic treatment for oncology and diabetic patients. Additionally, I helped develop a biobank repository program to partner with a children’s hospital for future research and have been a part of a rapid genomic sequencing project for critically ill infants.
Genetics: I helped develop an informatics pipeline for application of pharmacogenetic and rare disease predispositions intended to prevent future medication interactions and help patients take preventative action. Additionally, I was a part of the Sanford Health Imagenetics Research committee discussing the new research proposals for the department.
Leadership and Administration: For over 7 years, I led teams through growth and change. In addition to the normal administrative tasks of budgeting, employee relations, hiring, contract development, and team operations, I played a significant role in the transition of employees to new teams, new cultures, and new expectations. Being a part of the development of departmental and organizational strategy has lead to new paths and goals for those areas. I have taken many leadership growth opportunities including a leadership academy, Own the Room training, 4Dx implementation, and Emotional Intelligence training.
Information Technology: Much of what we do in healthcare is dependent on technology. My past experience as a pharmacist in a technology department has given me a unique perspective on the healthcare we deliver and the role technology plays for delivery of care in the future.
Creative ActivitiesCo-author of Pharmacy Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians: Third edition
Area(s) of ResearchLeadership
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