Aubrey K. Miller, M.D., a retired Captain of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, is board certified in occupational and environmental medicine. He is currently the Senior Medical Advisor to the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), where he oversees legislative, policy, strategic planning, and coordination of environmental health issues and activities among U.S. federal agencies, congress, academia, and other stakeholders.

His experience includes numerous public health investigations and research studies involving a wide range of occupational and environmental health issues, including TB transmission among health workers; and asphalt fume, hazardous mineral fibers, and oil spill clean-up exposures and disease. He has contributed to the leadership and management of large-scale disaster responses including the Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana, involving widespread asbestos contamination; major hurricanes; the H1N1 influenza; Ebola and Zika outbreaks; the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; anthrax attacks; and the Gulf Oil Spill. He currently leads the NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) which focuses on improving national and international disaster research capabilities through enhancing policies, infrastructure, training, and integration of stakeholders, especially academia and impacted communities.

Miller received a M.D. from Rush Medical College and a M.P.H. in environmental and occupational health and bachelor’s degrees in biology and political science from the University of Illinois. His 28+ year career includes service as an Epidemiology Intelligence Service (EIS) officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and senior medical officer positions with the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the HHS Office of the Secretary, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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