Dr. Mark Miller is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is also the Co-Director of the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (WSPEHSU) at UCSF and the director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at California’s Environmental Protection Agency. He received his medical degree and completed a Pediatric residency at Michigan State University. He received his Masters in Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley and completed a residency with the California Department of Health Services in Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Miller has worked with Physicians for Social Responsibility and the PEHSU network to develop the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit, a resource endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, to assist clinicians in incorporating preventive environmental health messages into routine pediatric care. He is very interested in environmental causes of childhood leukemia and for many years was a co-investigator at the UC Berkeley, Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE).
Dr. Miller was greatly influenced as a college student when he had the opportunity to visit Minamata, Japan as a guest of the Minamata Disease Victims group. Minamata was the site of one of the world’s first mass industrial poisonings, a result of mercury released from a company making material for the plastics industry. In his own pediatric practice, he began to develop educational materials for patients and their families to alert them to how environmental exposures may be affecting their health. After more than 20 years working in the field, he is still finding exciting challenges every day. In his free time, he enjoys yoga, gardening, and spending time with his family and animals.