Andrew H. Miller, M.D.

Andrew Miller, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine
Andrew H. Miller, M.D.

William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Vice Chair of Research, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Director, Behavioral Immunology Program

co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, Winship Cancer Institute

Emory University School of Medicine

1997 Independent Investigator Grant

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. Learn more.

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