Miles McNeeley, MSW
Program Manager, Community Engagement
SC CTSI Role
Miles is responsible for managing community engagement programs and initiatives, such as the Research Ambassador Program, the Autism Disparity Project, and the SC CTSI Community Advisory Board. The Community Engagement team is passionate about developing existing and new efforts that strengthen the connection between research and community. A key focus of Miles’ work revolves around listening to community voices and input that may result in deeper bi-directional relationships. One method to carrying out this goal is to champion the use of community based participatory research methods and provide consultation on how to successfully incorporate this method into research designs.
Miles holds Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Social Work degree. He has over 12 years of experience working in community health research. Previous to SC CTSI, Miles worked at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he primarily conducted research related to substance use and HIV/STI risk behavior among emerging adults. Miles is particularly experienced and interested in qualitative research data collection and analysis; community based recruitment methods; successful participant tracking strategies for longitudinal research studies; and using health literacy best practices to make research more accessible to diverse communities.
Outside of work, Miles enjoys chasing around his toddler Malcolm and hosting gatherings at home with friends and family.