Haylie Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Haylie L. Miller is an Assistant Professor at UNTHSC in the Department of Physical Therapy. She currently has NIH and NSF grant support for a program of research investigating visuomotor integration in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or the use of visual information to plan, execute, and modify movement.

Dr. Miller graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2006 with a B.A., double-majoring in Psychology and Music. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, earning an M.S. in 2008 and a Ph.D. in 2012 in the Experimental Psychology program. She also completed postdoctoral fellowships focused on sensorimotor functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and UNTHSC.

In addition to her work as a researcher, Dr. Miller serves the ASD community in Texas through a variety of volunteer activities. She sits on the Autism Speaks Texas Board of Directors, as well as on several advisory committees and boards related to sensory-friendly programming in the Dallas-Fort Worth arts community.

Selected Publications and Presentations:

(for a complete list, please visit the UNTHSC faculty profile system)

Wijayasinghe, I. B., Miller, H. L., Das, S. K., Bugnariu, N. L., & Popa, D. O. (2015). Human-like object tracking and gaze estimation with PKD android. IEEE Proceedings of SPIE, 9859, 98906. doi: 10.1117/12.2224382.

Miller, H. L., & Bugnariu, N. (2016). Level of immersion impacts the effectiveness of virtual environments used to assess or teach social skills in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 19(4), 246-256.

Miller, H. L., Mosconi, M. W., Ragozzino, M., Cook, E., & Sweeney, J. A. (2015). Selective set-shifting impairments relate to repetitive behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(3), 805-815. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2244-1

Miller, H. L., Odegard, T. N., & Allen, G. (2014). Evaluating information processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The case for Fuzzy Trace Theory. Developmental Review, 34(1), 44-76. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2013.12.002

Miller, H. L. (2012). Development of gist processing skills and memory in children and young adults: Effects of presentation type in a modified DRM paradigm. (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No. 3513219)

Miller, H. L., Mattingly, L., & Bugnariu, N. L. (2016). Postural stability and its limits in Autism Spectrum Disorder relate to visual context. Proceedings of the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Baltimore, MD, 22645 146.192, www.autism-insar.org.

Miller, H. L., Caçola, P., Sherrod, G., Patterson, R., & Bugnariu, N. L. (2016). Postural control relates to accuracy of eye movement in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Coordination Disorder. Proceedings of the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Baltimore, MD, 22679 146.191, www.autism-insar.org.

Farris, E. A., Odegard, T. N., Miller, H. L., Ring, J., Allen, G., & Black, J. (2011). Functional connectivity between the left and right inferior frontal lobes in reading impaired and non-reading impaired children. Neurocase, 17(5), 425-439. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2010.532141

Current and Prior Funding: (Role/PI)

Visuomotor Integration in Atypical Development (Co-PI/PI: Robert Toto, M.D.)

National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Mental Health (K01-MH107774), July 2017–July 2022

National Institutes of Health – National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine Clinical Translational Research Scholar Program (KL2TR001103), July 2015–July 2017

Integrating New Technologies to Assess Visual and Attentional Influences on Movement and Imitative Behavior in Autism (PI: Miller)

National Science Foundation – Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences track) (SMA-1514495), July 2015–July 2017

Visuomotor integration in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) (Co-I/PI: Bugnariu)

University of North Texas Health Science Center Research Seed Grant, April 2014–April 2015

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