Michael H. Miner, PhD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Michael H. Miner

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-1500

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

PhD, St. Louis University


Michael Miner, Ph.D., is director of research, professor, and licensed psychologist at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH). 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 and relationship and sexual dysfunction. Miner is past vice president of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and is past president 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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Profession Service Award: Minnesota Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers


Research Funding Grants

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


This lists only ten recent publications.

Newstrom, N. P., Harris, S. M., & Miner, M. H. (2021). Sexual consent: How relationships, gender, and sexual self-disclosure affect signaling and interpreting cues for sexual consent in a hypothetical heterosexual sexual situation. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 84(7-8), 454-464. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-020-01178-2

Gleason, N., Finotelli, I., Miner, M. H., Herbenick, D., & Coleman, E. (2021). Estimated prevalence and demographic correlates of compulsive sexual behavior among gay men in the United States. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 18(9), 1545-1554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.07.003

Miner, M. H., & Munns, R. (2021). Psychological treatments for paraphilias and compulsive sexual behavior. In L. A. Craig & R. M Bartels (Eds.), Sexual deviance: Understanding and managing deviant sexual interests and paraphilic disorders (pp. 253-267). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Coleman, E., Swinburne Romine, R., Dickenson, J., & Miner, M. H. (2020). Compulsive Sexuality Behavior Inventory—13. In R. R. Milhausen, J. K. Sakaluk, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (4th ed., pp. 254-257). New York: Routledge.

Bockting, W. O., Miner, M. H., Swinburne Romine, R. E., Dolezal, C., Robinson, B. B. E., Rosser, B. R. S., & Coleman, E. (2020). The Transgender Identity Survey: A measure of internalized transphobia. LGBT Health,7(1), 15-27. https://doi.org/10.1089/lgbt.2018.0265

Miner, M. H., Dickenson, J., & Coleman, E. (2019). Effects of emotions on sexual behavior in men with and without hypersexuality. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 26(1-2), 24-41. doi:10.1080/10720162.2018.1564408 

Miner, M. H. (2019). Civil commitment of youthful offenders: Issues and concerns. In W. T. O’Donohue & D. S. Bromberg (Eds.), Sexually violent predators: A clinical science handbook (pp. 61-72). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-04696-5_5

Newstrom, N. P., Miner, M., Hoefer, C., Hanson, R. K., & Robinson, B. B. E. (2019). Sex offender supervision: Communication, training, and mutual respect are necessary for effective collaboration between probation officers and therapists. Sexual Abuse, 31(5), 607-631. doi:10.1177/1079063218775970

Fertig, A., Loth, K., Trofholz, A., Tate, A., Miner, M., Neumark-Sztainer, D., & Berge, J. (2019). Compared to pre-prepared meals, fully and partly home-cooked meals in diverse families with young children are more likely to include nutritious ingredients. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 119(5), 818-830. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2018.12.006

Jennings, K. M., Loth, K. A., Tate, A. D., Miner, M. H., & Berge, J. M. (2019). Application of latent profile analysis to define subgroups of parenting styles and food parenting practices. Appetite, 139, 8-18. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2019.04.001

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



  • Sex offenders Sexual abuse Compulsive sexual behavior