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Andrew H. Miller, MD: Director

Dr. Andrew H. Miller is William P. Timmie Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also head of the Emory Behavioral Immunology Program and the co-Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Winship Cancer Institute. Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized expert in interactions between the brain and immune system as they relate to depression. 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 relevant to motivation and reward as well as anxiety and alarm. Additionally, Dr. Miller and his group conducted the first clinical trial examining the efficacy of an immunotherapy (cytokine antagonist) for the treatment of depression. He has produced over 250 scholarly publications, won numerous research, teaching and mentoring awards, and is a Board Certified Psychiatrist voted as a Top Doctor in Psychiatry for the past 3 years.