Alison's Research Publications
Publications:

Heller, T., Miller, A. B. & Hsieh, K. (in press) An eight-year follow-up study of environmental characteristics on the well-being of adults with mental retardation. Mental Retardation.

Miller, A. B., & Keys, C. B. (2001). Understanding dignity in the lives of homeless persons. American Journal of Community Psychology, 29,331-354.

Hsieh, K., Heller, T., & Miller, A. (2001). Risk factors for injuries and falls among adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 45, 76-82.

Heller, T., Miller, Sterns, H., & Hsieh, K. (2000). Later life planning: Promoting knowledge of options and choice-making, Mental Retardation, 38, 395-406.

Miller, A. B, & Kelly, J. G. (2000). Professional consultation.; In A. E. Kazdin, editor in chief, Encyclopedia of Psychology, volume 6, pp. 313-315. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC and Oxford University Press, NY.

Heller, T., Miller, A. B., & Factor, A. (1999). Autonomy in residential facilities and community functioning of adults with developmental disabilities. Mental Retardation, 37, 449-457.

Heller, T., Miller, A. B. & Hsieh, K. (1999). The impact of a family support program on the persons with developmental disabilities and their family caregivers. Family Relations, 48, 419-427.

Heller, T., Miller., & Factor, A. (1998). Environmental characteristics of nursing homes and community-based settings and well-being of adults with intellectual disabilities.; Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 42, 418-428

Heller, T., Miller, A. B., & Factor, A. (1997). Adults with mental retardation as supports to their parents: Effects on parental caregiving appraisal. Mental Retardation, 35, 338-346.

Miller, A. B., & Keys, C. B. (1996). Awareness, action, and collaboration: How the self-advocacy movement is empowering for persons with developmental disabilities. Mental Retardation, 34, 312-319.

Heller, T., Pederson, E. L., & Miller, A. B. (1996). Guidelines from the consumer:Improving consumer involvement in research and training for persons with mental retardation. Mental Retardation, 34, 141-148.

Research Report:

Heller, T., Miller, A. B., Nelis, T., & Pederson, E. L. (1995). Getting involved in research and training projects: A guide for persons with disabilities. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Mental Retardation.

Presentations:

Heller, T., Sterns, H., Miller, A. B., & Hsieh, K. (1999, May). Later life planning: Promoting knowledge of options and choice-making. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation, New Orleans, LA.

Heller, T., Miller, A. B., & Factor, A. (1998, March). Linking environmental characteristics of residential settings to the well-being of adults with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Cambridge, England.

Miller, A. B., & Keys, C. B. (1997, August).Characteristics of the environment that violate and promote the dignity of homeless persons. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Miller, A. B. (1996, June). Eliciting the insider perspective in research with homeless persons. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Ann Arbor, MI.

Miller, A. B., & Keys, C. B. (1996, May). Studying and respecting the dignity of homeless persons simultaneously: The empowering possibilities of qualitative research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Miller, A. B., Keys, C. B., Oliveros, J., & Guttery, M. (1996, May). Examining dignity in the lives of homeless persons. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Miller, A. B., Nelis, T., & Peterson, M. (1996, May). Unique research partnerships between professionals and consumers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation, San Antonio, TX.

Miller, A. B., Keys, C. B., Guttery, M., & Oliveros, J. (1996, August). Understanding the environment’s relationship to the dignity of homeless persons. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

Miller, A. B., Heller, T., & Pederson, E. L. (1995, June). Guidelines from the consumer: Improving consumer involvement in research and training. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Community Research and Action, Chicago, IL.

Miller, A. B., Longhurst, N., Keys, C. B., Braddock, D., & Fujiura, G. (1995, May). The characteristics of self-advocacy groups. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Uziel, N. D., Harrow, M., Waltz, J., Sands, J. R., & Miller, A. B. (1995, May). Factors involved in thought disorder: Cognitive conceptual difficulty and emotionality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Heller, T., Miller, A. B., & Pederson, E. L. (1995, April). Participatory action research on mental disabilities. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research “Forging Collaborative Partnerships in the Study of Disability,” Washington, DC.

Waltz, J., Miller, A. B., Harrow, M., (1994, August). The influence of stimulus difficulty, cognitive skills, and diagnosis on thought disorder. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Miller, A. B., Harrow, M. ,Waltz, J., Kaplan, D., Sands, J. R. (1994, May). Cognitive difficulty and intellectual functioning influence on thought disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Harrow, M., Sands, J. R., Ulaszek, W. R., Miller, A., Silverstein, M. (1994, May). Schizophrenic vs. bipolar outcome: 10 year follow-up. Paper presented annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Sands, J. R., Miller, A., Harrow, M., Cheng, A.(1994, May). Premorbid functioning in psychotic depression. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Sands, J. R., Miller, A. B., & Harrow, M. (1993, October). Premorbid characteristics associated with psychosis in major depressive disorders: A longitudinal study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Chicago, IL.

Siegle, G., Harrow, M., Sands, J., Miller, A., Jobe, T., (1993, October). Does stimulus difficulty play a role in thought pathology: schizophrenics vs. depressives. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Chicago, IL.

Sands, J. R., Miller, A. B., & Harrow, M. (1993, May). Vulnerability to psychosis in major depression: longitudinal and premorbid characteristics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.