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Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.
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Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S., is a tenured Professor in Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Vice Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She is also founder and director of the South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) Program, the only medical school curriculum to offer hands-on, experiential training in this area.

Dr. Miller co-authored a landmark report for the state of New Jersey on chemical susceptibility and a professionally acclaimed book, Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes (2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1998).

Her federal appointments include: the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs Persian Gulf Expert Scientific Committee, and the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. She has also served as an advisor to the Texas Department of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the Canadian, German, Japanese, and Swedish governments

Entries by Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.

Autism Is Not Preventable -- Or Is It?

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Imagine there is an outbreak of an infectious disease that could damage your child's brain for life. Wouldn't you want to know everything possible about how to prevent exposure to that disease? You'd surely make any sacrifice necessary to protect your child, and if your doctors weren't 100 percent certain...

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Explaining the 'Unexplained' Illnesses of Gulf War Veterans

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 4:01 PM

A recent Institute of Medicine report on Gulf War illness has unfortunately concluded that veterans have such diverse symptoms and exposures that a single, distinct definition cannot be used to describe their condition. This conclusion fails to account for strong evidence for a new two-step disease mechanism that...

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Gulf War Syndrome Comes to the Gulf of Mexico?

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 8:54 AM

A large cadre of marine scientists assembled this week in Mobile, Ala. to discuss the environmental fallout from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred nearly four years ago off the Gulf Coast. Sadly, the impact on human health took a backseat at these meetings to fisheries, socio-economic effects, coastal...

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We Are All West Virginians: Why Everyone Should Take the Online Test for Chemical Intolerance

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 11:02 AM

Levels of the chemical Crude MCHM, ironically used to reduce coal emissions in the air, have fallen low enough for most people in the Charleston, West Virginia, area to resume drinking tap water after thousands of gallons of the toxic chemical leaked into the Elk River, which provides water to...

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