Elizabeth Miller, M.D., Ph.D. Chief of Adolescent Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. Elizabeth Miller is Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Trained in medical anthropology as well as Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Miller’s research has included examination of sex trafficking among adolescents in Asia, teen dating abuse, and reproductive health, with a focus on underserved youth populations including pregnant and parenting teens, foster, homeless, and gang-affiliated youth. She is Chair of the Evaluation and Quality Panel of the National Assembly of School Based Health Care, on the board of the California School Health Centers Association, Co-chair of the Violence Prevention Group of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and Co-chair of Advocacy Training for the Academic Pediatric Association. Her current research focuses on the impact of gender-based violence on young women’s reproductive health. She has conducted research in partnership with Planned Parenthood in Northern California (funded by the National Institute of Health), pilot testing a brief clinical intervention to address partner violence and reproductive coercion in reproductive health care settings, which has led to a large NIH-funded randomized trial in Western Pennsylvania. In addition, she is conducting a study of a sexual violence prevention program entitled “Coaching Boys into Men” which involves training high school coaches to talk to their male athletes about stopping violence against women, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also involved in projects to reduce gender-based violence and improve adolescent and young adult women’s health in India and Japan.