Andrew H. Miller, MD


Titles and Roles

William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Emory University School of Medicine
Program Director, Emory Mind Body Program
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Andrew H. Miller, MD, is William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Miller's work focuses on the impact of the activated innate immune system on behavior and health. He is also interested in the role of glucocorticoid hormones in the regulation of inflammatory responses.

Aside from his research endeavors, Dr. Miller is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and past examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Miller previously served as co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Miller attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and did a residency in psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. As a junior faculty member, Dr. Miller trained with Dr. Marvin Stein at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Dr. Bruce McEwen at Rockefeller University.


Dr. Miller's research focuses on the mechanisms by which cytokines cause depression in humans and non-human primates using chronic administration of the innate immune cytokine, interferon-alpha, as a model of chronic immune stimulation. Dr. Miller's work has shown that during chronic interferon-alpha treatment, cytokines access the brain and interact with the metabolism of relevant neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine. He has also shown that cytokines alter neurocircuits in the brain relevant to motivation and reward as well as anxiety and alarm. In addition, he has studied the impact of cytokines on neuroendocrine regulation as well as sleep including the study of specific signal transduction pathways that may be involved such as NF-kB and p38 mitogen activated protein kinase. Finally, Dr. Miller and his group are currently conducting clinical trials examining the efficacy of cytokine antagonists in patients with treatment resistant depression.

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Dr. Miller has produced over 200 scholarly publications and edited a book entitled, Depressive Disorders and Immunity. He currently serves as the psychosocial oncology section editor for the journal Cancer.

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Dr. Miller's research awards include the Curt Richter Award from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology and the Norman Cousins Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. He is the recipient of the Anna Monika Prize from the Anna Monika Foundation.

Dr. Miller is a recipient of the Emory 1% Award which recognizes Emory faculty whose National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposals have been ranked in the top 1% by NIH reviewers. He has also been named to the MilliPub Club, which recognizes current Emory faculty who have published one or more individual papers throughout their careers that have garnered more than 1,000 citations. In 2020, he was recognized by Emory University School of Medicine with the Mentoring Award.

He has been consistently listed in Atlanta Magazine's annual "Top Doctors" issue since 2017.

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