Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD


Chief, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Secondary Specialty:

Adolescent Medicine

Board Certifications:



Harvard Medical School Faculty Affairs
Boston, MA


Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA


Harvard Medical School Faculty Affairs
Boston, MA


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC




Research Interests

  • 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
  • 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.

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    3420 Fifth Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (412) 692-6677

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    4401 Penn Ave.
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 692-5325