Dr. Mark Miller is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine (Division of Occupational and Environmental Health) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is also the Co-Director of the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (WSPEHSU) and the director of the Children’s Environmental Health Program 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 was greatly influenced as a college student when he had the opportunity to visit Minamata Japan as a guest of the Minamata Disease Victim’s 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.