Rebecca Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry
Program for Recovery & Community Health
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
319 Peck Street, Bldg. One
New Haven, CT 06513
Role in Program:
Co-Founder, The Parachute Factory
Providing Training and Technical Assistance, Person Centered Planning
My research interests include processes of recovery from psychiatric and substance use disorders, especially innovative and community-based collaborations.
One of my focuses has been on how use of the arts, especially photography, informs a person’s personal journey and recovery, and can promote community health, expecially through innovative methods such as Photovoice. With Kyle Pedersen and Lucile Bruce, I co-founded the Parachute Factory, an innovative arts collaborative between PRCH, the Community Services Network (CSN), and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. The project’s mission is to create innovative and inclusive projects in the visual and performing arts. We opened the Parachute Factory Gallery in the spring of 2008, located within the shared offices of PRCH and the CSN at Erector Square in New Haven.
I am currently working as the Director of Peer Support and Volunteer Services at CMHC, as well as other projects related to implementing person-centered planning around the state of CT. Other interests include humor and its role in recovery and wellness, and the relationship between person and provider.. Curriculum Vitae
I love to read, knit, draw, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.