Gary W. Miller

Gary W. Miller

Gary W. Miller

Environmental Health Sciences
Vice Dean, Research Strategy and Innovation


New York NY USA 10032
(212) 342-1260
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Dr. Miller is a leader in the exposome field, which strives to provide a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the non-genetic contributors to health and disease. He was the founding director of the HERCULES Exposome Research Center at Emory University, the first exposome-based research center in the U.S. He authored the first book on the topic, The Exposome: A Primer published by Elsevier. His research focuses on environmental drivers of neurodegeneration. His laboratory uses a variety of methods including transgenic mouse production, immunohistochemistry, neurotransmitter transport assays, high-resolution metabolomics, electrochemistry, and behavioral assays. His work is conducted in several experimental models from cultured neurons and C. elegans to mice and human studies.


BS, 1989, Old Dominion University
MS, 1992, Old Dominion University
PhD, 1995, University of Georgia
Other, 1997, Emory University
Other, 1998, Duke University

Mailman Affiliations

Member, Columbia Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan

Editorial Boards

Exposome, Editor-in-Chief (2021-present)
Toxicological Sciences, Editor-in-Chief (2013-2019)

Columbia Affiliations

Co-Director, Precision Medicine Core, Irving Institute

Academic Appointments

Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Other Affiliations

NIH All of Us Research Program Advisory Panel
NIH HHEAR Scientific Advisory Board
ATHLETE Exposome Project Scientific Advisory Board, Barcelona, Spain

Areas of Expertise

Alzheimer's Disease, Neurological Disease / Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Chemical Hazards, Environmental Risk Factors, Environmental Toxins, Toxicology, Gene-Environment Interactions, Addiction/Drug Abuse

Select Global Activities

Human Biomonitoring for the European Union (HBM4EU), Germany: I serve on the Advisory Committee of the Human Biomonitoring for the European Union (HBM4EU) project.
Visiting Professor, University of Paris Descartes, France: In the Spring of 2018 I was a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris Descartes. I continue to collaborate with colleagues at the University.
EXPANSE Exposome Project, The Netherlands: Funded by the European Commission, this project is studying the effects of complex environmental exposures on human health. Dr. Miller's lab will be assisting with the exposome-level analysis.

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