Dr. Mark Miller is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and works in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health. He is also the Director of the UCSF Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) and the director of the Children’s Environmental Health Program at California 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 to develop the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit, a resource to assist clinicians to incorporate preventive environmental health messages into routine pediatric care. He is a co-investigator at the UC Berkeley, Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment where a diverse team of scientists lead by Patricia Buffler PhD is investigating possible environmental causes of childhood leukemia.
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.