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Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Job Title Chief, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
3420 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-692-6677 Phone
412-692-8584 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1994 MD, Harvard Medical School
1994 PhD, Dept. of Anthropology, Harvard Medical School


  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Academic Pediatrics Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare


  • 2013 Distinguished Mentor, Institute for Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2009 Hand-in-Hand Community Medicine Teaching Award, Communities and Physicians Together (partnership with UC Davis Health System)
  • 2006 Humanism in Medicine Award, HMS Faculty Nominee, Association of American of Medical Colleges
  • 2010 Eli Gold Award, UC Davis Department of Pediatrics
  • 2009 Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award, Association of American Medical Colleges
Community Service
  • 2012 Certificate of Recognition, Teen Dating Violence Awareness, California State Legislature
  • 2011 Voices of Courage, Persevering Provider, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte,Sacramento, Calif.
  • 2010 Pillars of Promise Award for Excellence in Adolescent Health, Emerge Coalition, Sacramento, Calif.
  • 2006 Liz Miller Scholarship for Revere High School Student, Revere, Mass.
  • 2006 Certificate of Recognition for Service to Youth, Massachusetts House of Representatives


  • Miller E, Tancredi DJ, McCauley H, Decker MR, Virata MC, Anderson H, O’Connor B, Silverman JG. 1-Year Follow Up of a Coach-delivered Dating Violence Prevention Program: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, July 2013; 45(1):108–112. 
  • Miller E, Tancredi DJ, McCauley H, Decker MR, Virata MC, Anderson H, Stetkevich N, Brown E, Moideen F, Silverman JG. “Coaching Boys into Men:” A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Dating Violence Prevention Program. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2012;51(5):431-438.
  • Miller E, Das M, Tancredi DJ, McCauley H, Virata MC, Nettiksimmons J, O’Connor B, Ghosh S, Verma R. Evaluation of a Gender-based Violence Prevention Program for Student Athletes in Mumbai, India. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, March 2014; 29(4): pp. 758-778.
  • Miller E, Breslau J, Chung WJ, Green JG, McLaughlin KA, Kessler RC. Adverse childhood experiences and risk of physical violence in adolescent dating relationships. Journal of epidemiology and community health. 2011 Nov; 65 (11):1006-13.
  • Miller E, Decker MR, McCauley HL, Tancredi DJ, Levenson RR, Waldman J, Schoenwald P, Silverman JG. A family planning clinic partner violence intervention to reduce risk associated with reproductive coercion. Contraception. 2011 Mar; 83 (3):274-80.
  • Miller E, Decker MR, McCauley HL, Tancredi DJ, Levenson RR, Waldman J, Schoenwald P, Silverman JG. Pregnancy coercion, intimate partner violence and unintended pregnancy. Contraception. 2010 Apr; 81 (4):316-22.

Research Interests

  • Adolescent health; youth violence
  • Gender-based violence; teen dating violence
  • Community health; Community-based participatory research
  • Cross-cultural care education and health disparities
  • Translational research
  • Medical anthropology

Biography Summary

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, is chief of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 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; and foster, homeless, and gang-affiliated youth. Her current research focuses on the impact of gender-based violence on young women’s reproductive health.

She conducts research on brief clinical interventions to reduce partner violence and unintended pregnancy, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, she is conducting a study of a sexual violence prevention program entitled “Coaching Boys into Men” which involves training coaches to talk to their young 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.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Family Planning-based Partner Abuse Intervention to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy
  • Evaluation of Coaching Boys into Men Training Program in US and India
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of an Adolescent Partner Violence Perpetration Prevention Program – Coaching Boys into Men
  • An Adolescent Health Care Provider Toolkit to Address Teen Dating Abuse
  • Project Connect:  Building Public Health Partnerships to Address Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Reproductive Coercion
Last Update
August 26, 2015
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Last Update
August 26, 2015