National Children’s Study Federal Advisory Committee Member (ex officio)
Dr. Miller is the Senior Medical Advisor for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, and NIEHS liaison to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since May 2010. His office is located on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, where he oversees a small staff of NIEHS employees who are readily available to meet with NIH and HHS representatives, federal partners, members of Congress, and other stakeholders to discuss how environmental factors influence human health and disease. Dr. Miller is coordinating many federal efforts, including playing a major role in the NIEHS and HHS response to the Gulf of Mexico spill.
A medical epidemiologist and a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Miller has longstanding experience, publications, and contributions to a wide range of occupational and environmental health issues and policies. He previously served as the Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats. Previously he worked as a Senior Medical Officer and Regional Toxicologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and for the HHS Office of the Secretary in Denver, providing leadership, expertise, and coordination for multi-agency emergency responses, such as the Libby Montana asbestos situation, the anthrax attacks in Washington, DC, and Hurricane Katrina. He also conducted over 30 field investigations while working for several years as a Medical Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Dr. Miller received his MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois and his MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from the University of Illinois, School of Public Health. He is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is a member of the American Public Health Association, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.