Dr. Matthew Miller is an Air Force veterans and the Director for Suicide Prevention for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he leads a team dedicated to the implementation and reinforcement of evidence-based community and clinical interventions addressing suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Having previously served as the Director of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), under his leadership VCL became the world’s largest and most efficient suicide crisis call center. He began his VA career as the Chief of Mental Health at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, MI, where he later became the Deputy Chief of Staff.
Dr. Miller received his PhD from Michigan State University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Michigan. He completed his professional residency in Clinical Psychology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center and served as the Chief of Mental Health at a Joint Services Pilot Training Wing.
Dr. Miller was responsible for overseeing outpatient mental health operations for all active duty service members and dependents within the installation community. In addition, he was head of the installation’s suicide prevention, alcohol and drug demand reduction, critical incident response and family advocacy programs.