Michael H. Miner, PhD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Michael H. Miner

Contact Info

miner001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-1500

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
180 West Bank Office Bldg
1300 S Second St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Director of Research and Professor, Program in Human Sexuality (PHS)


Psychologist


PhD, St. Louis University

Summary

Michael Miner, Ph.D., director of research, is a professor, licensed psychologist, and coordinator of forensic assessments at the Program in Human Sexuality. His areas of research include treatment of sex offenders, etiology of sexual abuse, and compulsive sexual behavior. Miner’s research has been funded by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Justice. Beyond his primary research, Miner serves as co-investigator on many federal grants due to his expertise in research design and statistics. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on sex offender treatment, forensic assessment, instrument development, and evaluation methodology. His clinical work includes sex offender treatment, relationship and sexual dysfunction, and HIV counseling. Miner is past vice president of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and is President–Elect of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He received the Profession Service Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Miner received his PhD from St. Louis University.

Expertise

Sexual abuse, sexual aggression, forensic assessment, instrument development, attachment theory, research design, statistics, behavioral medicine

Research

Research Funding Grants

2013-17, National Institute of Justice, PI, "Evaluation of the Implementation of the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale"

Publications

Berge, J., Tate, A., Trofholz, A., Fertig, A., Crow, S., Neumark-Sztainer, & Miner, M. H. (2018). Examining within- and across-day relationships between transient and chronic stress and parent food-related parenting practices in a racially/ethnically diverse and immigrant population. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1), 7. doi:10.1186/s12966-017-0629-1

Berge, J., Miner, M., Loth, K., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Tate, A., Cros, S., & Trofholz, A. Ecological momentary assessment of parent feeding practices within a low-income, racially/ethnically diverse, and immigrant population. Submitted to Appetite, Nov. 30, 2017. 

Newstrom, N.P., Miner, M., Hoefer, C., Hanson, R.K., & Robinson, B.B.E. (online first). Sex offender supervision: Communication, training, and mutual respect are necessary for effective collaboration between probation officers and therapists. Sexual Abuse, online ahead of print May 18, 2018. doi:10.1177/1079063218775970

Miner, M. H. & Newstrom, N. P. (2018). Treatment and management of youths who have perpetrated sexual harm. In P. Lussier & Beauregrad, E. (Eds), Sexual offending: A criminological perspective (pp. 100 – 115). New York: Routledge.

Vencill, J. A., Carlson, S., Iantaffi, A., & Miner, M. (2018). Mental health, relationships, and sex: Exploring patterns among bisexual individuals in mixed orientation relationships. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 33(1-2), 14-33. doi:10.1080/14681994.2017.1419570

Bockting, W.O., Miner, M.H., Swinburne Romine, R.E., Robinson, B.B.E., Rosser, B.R.S., & Coleman, E. The Transgender Identity Survey: A measure of internalized transphobia. Submitted to Journal of Sex Research, September 2016.

Bockting, W.O., Miner, M.H., Swinburne Romine, R.E., Robinson, B.B.E., Rosser, B.R.S., & Coleman, E. The Transgender Identity Survey: A measure of internalized transphobia. Submitted to Journal of Sex Research, September 2016.

Trofholz, A.C., Tate, A.D., Miner, M.H., & Berge, J.M. (in press). Associations between TV viewing at family meals and the emotional atmosphere of the meal, meal healthfulness, child dietary intake, and child weight status. Appetite. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.10.018

Beech, A.R., Miner, M.H., & Thornton, D. (2016). Paraphilias in the DSM-5. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 12, 383-406. doi:10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-021815-093330

Edwards, W.M., Hamilton, A.R., Miner, M.H., & Coleman, E. (online first). Measuring sexual health: Preliminary development of a sexual health inventory. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, online ahead of print October 21, 2016. doi:10.1080/14681994.2016.1225154

Miner, M.H., Swinburne Romine, R., Raymond, N., Janssen, E., Macdonald III, A., & Coleman, E. (2016). Understanding the personality and behavioral mechanisms defining hypersexuality in men who have sex with men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13(9), 1323-1331. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.06.015

Miner, M.H., Swinburne Romine, R., Robinson, B.E., Berg, D., & Knight, R. (2016). Anxious attachment, social isolation, and indicators of sex drive and compulsivity: predictors of child sexual abuse perpetration in adolescent males? Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 28(2), 132-153. doi:10.1177/1079063214547585

Wilson, R.J., & Miner, M.H. (2016). Measurement of male sexual arousal and interest using penile plethysmography and viewing time. In D.R. Laws & W. O’Donahue (Eds.), Treatment of Sex Offenders: Strengths and Weaknesses in Assessment and Intervention (pp. 107 – 131). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25868-3_5

Miner, M.H. (2015). Sex offender, treatment. In P. Whelehan & A. Bolin (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality (pp. 1160 - 1164). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs433

Rullo, J.E., Strassberg, D.S., & Miner, M.H. (2015). Gender-specificity in sexual interest in bisexual men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(5), 1449-1457. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0415-y

Teitcher, J., Bockting, W.O., Bauermeister, J.A., Hoefer, C.J., Miner, M.H., & Klitzman, R.L. (2015). Detecting, preventing, and responding to “fraudsters” in Internet research: Ethics and tradeoffs. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 43(1), 116-133. doi:10.1111/jlme.12200

Miner, M.H. (2014). Review: Insufficient evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to prevent child sexual abuse in individuals at risk of abusing. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 17(10), 24-24. doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101559

Miner, M.H., Swinburne Romine, R., Robinson, B.E., Berg, D., & Knight, R. Anxious attachment, social isolation, and indicators of sex drive and compulsivity: predictors of child sexual abuse perpetration in adolescent males? Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, published online ahead of print August 20, 2014. doi:10.1177/1079063214547585

Miner MH, Coleman E. Compulsive sexual behavior and its relationship to risky sexual behavior. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. 2013;20(1-2):127-38.

Hanson KR, Letourneau EJ, Olver ME, Wilson RJ, Miner MH. Incentives for offender research participation are both ethical and practical. Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2012;39(11):1391-1404.

Swinburne Romine RE, Miner MH, Poulin D, Dwyer SM, Berg D. Predicting re-offense for community-based sexual offenders: an analysis of 30 years of data. Sex Abuse. 2012;24(5):501-14.

Netland J, Miner MH. Psychopathy traits and parental dysfunction in sexual offending and general delinquent adolescent males. Journal of Sexual Aggression. 2012;18(1):4-22.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Sex offenders Sexual abuse Compulsive sexual behavior