Matthew Miller, MD, MPH, ScD

Professor of Health Sciences and Epidemiology
  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • Department of Health Sciences

Office: 316 RB
Phone: 617.373.2087

Dr. Miller is 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. Dr Miller is an expert in injury and violence prevention. His research encompasses intentional and unintentional injury, with an emphasis of firearm related violence and suicide prevention that focuses on nature of the agent of injury and the contextual aspects of the physical and social environment that can be modified to prevent death and reduce injury severity without necessarily affecting underlying behavior. In addition to empirical work in injury prevention, Dr. Miller’s scholarship includes pharmacoepidemiology and work on the fundamental and often unrecognized tension between research and therapy in clinical trials. Dr. Miller is Assistant Editor of the journal Injury Epidemiology and a recipient of the Excellence in Science Award from the American Public Health Association. Dr. Miller teaches research methods at Northeastern.



BS, Yale University, New Haven, CT

MD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA


Current Appointments:  Co-Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Research Interests: Injury Prevention; Suicide Prevention; Violence Prevention; Epidemiology; Pharmacoepidemiology; Firearm injury; Health Policy; Medical Ethics; Causal Inference


Selected honors and awards:

2006-2007: Young Investigator Award, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

2011: Excellence in Science Award, The American Public Health Association’s award for significant contributions that have a long-term impact on the injury field

2011: Teaching Award, Harvard School of Public Health

2013: Mentoring Award, Harvard School of Public Health

2017: Kenerson Award, Northeastern University (in recognition of the impact and significance of research and teaching)