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Norman N. Miller, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies Department, Dartmouth College
President, African Caribbean Institute

Community and Family Medicine

De Pauw University, BA 1956
Indiana University, MA 1962
Indiana University, PHD 1967



Contact Information

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 6182
Hanover NH 03755

Office: 133 Steele Hanover, NH
Phone: 603-646-2835
Email: Norman.N.Miller@dartmouth.edu

Asst. Email: norman.n.miller@gmail.com

Professional Interests

Forthcoming Publication (book)
Encounters with Witchcraft: Field Notes from Africa, (2012). A memoir covering four decades of field research on occult issues in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.)

Grant Information

Recipient of 32 Grants, including:
NSF, Ford, UNDP, UNEP, WHO, UNAIDS, USAID, Department of Defense, Carnegie

Courses Taught

Cross Cultural Medicine Elective
Health and Society


An author and social scientist trained in political science and anthropology who holds a concurrent research Professorship in the Department of Community and Family Medicine. Dr. Miller has spent more than 12 years in Eastern Africa and taught at all three major universities there. He is also President of the African-Caribbean Institute, a UN and Ford Foundation supported research organization. He has led development projects for the UNDP, WHO, UNAIDS (HIV/AIDS prevention), and UNEP ( African wildlife evaluation). His current interests are in African environmental issues global health and human rights (poverty and violence), At Dartmouth he has taught several courses in the area of Cross-Cultural Medicine and Traditional Healing.

Selected Publications


  • Norman N. Miller Kenya: The Quest for Prosperity (Book) Colorado: Westview Press, 1984, second edition, 1994 (with Rodger Yeager)

  • Norman Miller and Richard Rockwell, editors AIDS in Africa: The Social and Policy Impact (Book) Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988. (In association with the National Council for International Health)

  • Rodger Yeager and Norman N. Miller Wildlife, Wild Death: Land Use and Survival in Eastern Africa (Book) Albany, New York: SUNY Press, 1986

  • Norman N. Miller The Rural African Party: Political Participation in Tanzania (Article) The American Political Science Review, vol. LXIV, no.2,1970

  • Norman N. Miller Political Mobility and the Pedestrian Society (Article) The Canadian Journal of African Studies, Winter, 1970

  • Norman N. Miller The Political Survival of Traditional Leadership (Article) Journal of Modern African Studies, vol.6, no 2. 1968

  • Norman N. Miller and James C. Strickler China’s Revolution in Health (Article) American Universities Field Staff Reports, no. 1, 1980

  • Norman N. Miller Traditional Medicine in East Africa (Article) American Universities Field Staff Reports, no. 22, 1980