Scott Millis

Faculty Profile


Office Address

261 Mack Blvd
Detroit, MI 48201 Office
Phone: 313-993-8085


Narrative Bio

Scott R. Millis, PhD, MEd is a tenured Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Dr. Millis is a Chartered Statistician (CStat) with the British Royal Statistical Society and a Professional Statistician (PStat) with the American Statistical Association.  He is also board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology.

Dr. Millis served as the statistician for the Traumatic Brain Injury National Data Center (TBINDC).  Prior to coming to WSU, Dr. Millis was Director of the Office of Clinical Trials at Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation. He is the former Chief of Neuropsychology at the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. His special interests include the development and evaluation of statistical prediction models, Rasch analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and Bayesian model averaging.


Academic Rank



 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH AB 05/1978 Psychology


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH MA 08/1982 Clinical Psychology

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH PHD 08/1984 Clinical Psychology 

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ  (Statistics)

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI MED 05/2003 Evaluation & Research

Position Title

Department of Neurology
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Wayne State University School of Medicine


 Cincinnati VA Medical Center - Clinical Psychology - 1984


PhD, ABPP, CStat, PStat®


Zutshi D, Millis SR, Basha MM, Daimee MA, Srinivas M. Lacosamide serum
concentrations during pregnancy. Epilepsy Behavior. 2021 Oct;123:108253. doi:
10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108253. Epub 2021 Aug 13. PMID: 34399392.

Seidel GK, Seidel ME, Hakopian D, Alabdulkarim M, Rahman A, Andary MT, Millis
SR. Frequency of Electrodiagnostically Measurable Berrettini Anastomosis. J Clin
Neurophysiology. 2020 May;37(3):214-219. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000622. PMID:

Drane DL, Willie JT, Pedersen NP, Qiu D, Voets NL, Millis SR, Soares BP,
Saindane AM, Hu R, Kim MS, Hewitt KC, Hakimian S, Grabowski T, Ojemann JG,
Loring DW, Meador KJ, Faught E Jr, Miller JW, Gross RE. Superior Verbal Memory
Outcome After Stereotactic Laser Amygdalohippocampotomy. Front Neurology. 2021 Dec
9;12:779495. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.779495. PMID: 34956059; PMCID: PMC8695842.

Martin BJ, Sober JD, Millis SR, Hanks RA, Reslan S, Waldron-Perrine B. CVLT-3
response bias as an indicator of performance validity in a litigating
population. Clin Neuropsychology. 2021 Oct 25:1-10. doi:
10.1080/13854046.2021.1993347. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34689724.

Wilde EA, Whiteneck GG, Bogner J, Bushnik T, Cifu DX, Dikmen S, French L,
Giacino JT, Hart T, Malec JF, Millis SR, Novack TA, Sherer M, Tulsky DS,
Vanderploeg RD, von Steinbuechel N. Recommendations for the use of common
outcome measures in traumatic brain injury research. ARCH Physical Medicine Rehabilitation. 2010
Nov;91(11):1650-1660.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.06.033. PMID: 21044708.

Dijkers MP, Ward I, Annaswamy T, Dedrick D, Hoffecker L, Millis SR. What
Determines the Quality of Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guidelines?: An
Overview Study. American Journal of  Physical Medicine Rehabilitation. 2021 Aug 1;100(8):790-797. doi:
10.1097/PHM.0000000000001645. PMID: 33214385; PMCID: PMC8265547.

Athreya A, Fasano RE, Drane DL, Millis SR, Willie JT, Gross RE, Karakis I.
Withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs after stereotactic laser
amygdalohippocampotomy for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2021
Oct;176:106721. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2021.106721. Epub 2021 Jul 13. PMID:

Miller JB, Nowak RM, Reed BP, DiSomma S, Nanayakkara P, Moyer M, Millis S,
Kinni H, Levy P. Hemodynamic characteristics of suspected stroke in the
emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Dec;35(12):1915-1918. doi:
10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.017. Epub 2017 Aug 8. PMID: 28811213.

Syed MJ, Millis SR, Marawar R, Basha MM, Zutshi D. Rasch analysis of fatigue
severity scale in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behavior. 2022 May;130:108688.
doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2022.108688. Epub 2022 Apr 8. PMID: 35405371.

Holdnack JA, Xiaobin Zhou, Larrabee GJ, Millis SR, Salthouse TA.
Confirmatory factor analysis of the WAIS-IV/WMS-IV. Assessment. 2011
Jun;18(2):178-91. doi: 10.1177/1073191110393106. Epub 2011 Jan 5. PMID:
21208975; PMCID: PMC3625533.

Seidel GK, Jamal SA, Weidert E, Carington F, Andary MT, Millis SR, Loder BG.
Predictive Outcome Modeling of Preoperative Clinical Symptoms and
Electrodiagnostic Data in Tarsal Tunnel Surgery. J Brachial Plex Peripher Nerve
Inj. 2021 Jul 27;16(1):e37-e45. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1731747. PMID: 34335869;
PMCID: PMC8315987.

Millis SR. Emerging standards in statistical practice: implications for
clinical trials in rehabilitation medicine. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2003
Oct;82(10 Suppl):S32-7. doi: 10.1097/01.PHM.0000087007.19214.32. PMID: 14502037.

Heilbronner RL, Sweet JJ, Morgan JE, Larrabee GJ, Millis SR; Conference
Participants. American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Consensus Conference
Statement on the neuropsychological assessment of effort, response bias, and
malingering. Clin Neuropsychol. 2009 Sep;23(7):1093-129. doi:
10.1080/13854040903155063. Epub 2009 Sep 2. PMID: 19735055.

Brody A, Twiner M, Kumar A, Goldberg E, McNaughton C, Souffront K, Millis S,
Levy PD. Survey of Emergency Physician Approaches to Management of Asymptomatic
Hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Mar;19(3):265-269. doi:
10.1111/jch.12921. Epub 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27677856; PMCID: PMC5340606.

Drane DL, Loring DW, Voets NL, Price M, Ojemann JG, Willie JT, Saindane AM,
Phatak V, Ivanisevic M, Millis S, Helmers SL, Miller JW, Meador KJ, Gross RE. In
response: Naming and recognition after laser amygdalohippocampotomy: Is the
hippocampus involved? Epilepsia. 2015 Aug;56(8):1318-9. doi: 10.1111/epi.13065.
PMID: 26235737; PMCID: PMC4523895.

Research Description

Statistical prediction models

Affiliated Departments