Jim Miller is a 1971 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and received his MBA degree from the University of Dubuque in 2004. From 1973 to 1998 he was the owner of several retail and nursing home pharmacies and an HME company in Dubuque. Miller is president of Miller Purcell Inc, a pharmacy management company that manages seven pharmacies for Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. MPI also provides pharmacy consulting services to area nursing facilities, Hospice of Dubuque and Crescent Community Health Center. Miller Purcell is an original Community Pharmacy Residency site for the College of Pharmacy and serves as a rotation site for pharmacy students.
Miller was a co-founder of Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care and is a member of their Board of Directors. He serves as an Associate Professor faculty member for the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, is Vice Chairperson of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and is a board member of the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging. A member and past president of the Iowa Pharmacist Association, he was the recipient of the Robert J Gibbs Distinguished Pharmacist Award in 2004.
Miller resides in Dubuque with his wife of 45 years, Pam and they have 3 children.