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Brett Millar, PhD

Core Faculty, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry (RWJMS)
Rutgers University


Brett Millar (Ph.D. in Health Psychology & Clinical Science from the Graduate Center, City University of New York) is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Population Behavioral Health at IFH and in the Department of Psychiatry at RWJMS. Brett’s research focuses on the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority populations across the lifespan, primarily looking at sleep health both as an outcome (especially how sleep is harmed by daily experiences of discrimination and stigma) and as a predictor of various health behaviors (e.g., alcohol and drug use, medication non-adherence). Brett serves on the editorial board of the AIDS & Behavior journal and has co-authored a number of book chapters, including one highlighting inequities in sleep health among sexual and gender minority populations in the book, Social Epidemiology of Sleep. This research is made possible by funding from the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).