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Andrew H. Miller, MD

William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Vice Chair of Research
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Immunology Program

co-Leader Cancer Prevention and Control
Winship Cancer Institute

Phone: 404-727-8260

Fax: 404-778-3965


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Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized leader in the area of brain-immune interactions as they relate to depression in medically healthy as well as medically ill patients including patients with cancer.  His work has demonstrated that during immune activation, inflammatory cytokines can access the brain and interact with the metabolism of dopamine and glutamate, while altering neurocircuits in the brain relevant to motivation and reward as well as anxiety and alarm.  Dr. Miller has also studied the impact of cytokines on neuroendocrine regulation and sleep including the study of the specific signal transduction pathways involved. Additionally, Dr. Miller and his group conducted the first clinical trial examining the efficacy of a cytokine antagonist for the treatment of depression, providing a template for current clinical trials using immunotherapeutic strategies to treat mood disorders. He has produced over 200 scholarly publications and edited a book entitled Depressive Disorders and Immunity.  Dr. Miller's research awards include the Curt Richter Award from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology and the Norman Cousins Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society.  Aside from his research endeavors, Dr. Miller has won numerous teaching and mentoring awards, was PI on a NIH T32 training grant for 10 years, is currently a PI on a NIH R25 Award for a Research Residency Track in Psychiatry and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and past examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.