Professor Emeritus, UT Health Science Center San Antonio; Visiting Senior Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Environmental Scientific Consultant, Marilyn B. Hoffman Foundation
Dr. Claudia Miller is Professor Emeritus at UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Visiting Senior Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Environmental Scientific Consultant for the Marilyn B. Hoffman Foundation, which funds the Hoffman TILT Project at UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Dr. Miller co-authored a landmark report for the state of New Jersey on chemical susceptibility, for which the state received the American Association for World Health’s Macedo Award, and a professionally acclaimed book, Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes (2nd edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 1998). She has authored or co-authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed publications on the health effects of low-level chemical exposures.
Her federal appointments include: the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs Persian Gulf Expert Scientific Committee, and the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. She has served as consultant to the chief-of-staff of the Houston VA for its Persian Gulf Regional Referral Center, and as an advisor to the Texas Department of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the Canadian, German, Japanese, and Swedish governments. During her sabbatical year, she served as special consultant to the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH). She has organized and chaired two NIH meetings on chemical intolerance, one in Tokyo that focused on the need for and use of environmentally controlled hospital units for research, the other on Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance, the disease mechanism she first described in 1996.
Board-certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Miller earned her B.A. in molecular biology from The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, and her M.S. in environmental health from The University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley, California. After receiving her M.D. from UT Health Science Center San Antonio, she completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, and her fellowship in allergy/immunology at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Prior to medical school, she worked as an industrial hygienist for 12 years and directed occupational health training for compliance officers at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Training Institute in Chicago.