Matthew Miller, MD, MPH, ScD

Dr. Miller, a physician with training in internal medicine, medical oncology, medical ethics, injury prevention, epidemiology and health policy is a Professor of Health Sciences and Epidemiology at Northeastern University, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Co-Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center.

Specific areas of interest: Dr. Miller has conducted extensive empirical research in injury and violence prevention and is the author of more than 150 articles and book chapters on fatal and non-fatal violent injuries (with special emphasis on suicide and homicide), unintentional injuries (including falls, fractures, overdoses, and motor vehicle crashes), and other topics including bioethics and ethical dilemmas in clinical cancer drug development. Dr. Miller’s research projects include analysis of the relationship between physical illness and suicide among elderly Americans, the connection between recent changes in rates of homicide and suicide among African American youth, the relative risk of suicide and suicidal behavior among users of different classes of antidepressants, intentional and unintentional injury among users of prescription opioids, the effects of firearm availability on rates of suicide and homicide, factors influencing public opinion about the inevitability of suicide, physician attitudes about the inevitability of suicide and the efficacy of restricting access to lethal methods as a suicide prevention strategy, Body-Mass-Index and the risk of suicide, the risk of suicide among veterans, immigration and suicide among Mexican and American cohorts, and the effect of lethal means counseling interventions on how parents whose children have had mental health crises store their household firearms.