EH Faculty


Gary W. Miller  

Updated: 08/06/2014    [update]
Professor (Graduate Faculty)

Asa Griggs Candler Professor
Associate Dean for Research

Department of:
Environmental Health

Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road, NE
Claudia Nance Rollins Bldg, Room 8007
Atlanta, GA 30322
tel: 404.712.8582
fax: 404.727.8744

BS, 1989, Old Dominion University
MS, 1992, Old Dominion University
PhD, 1995, University of Georgia
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997, Emory University
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998, Duke University
Additional Appointment(s):
Department of Neurology and Department of Pharmacology
Courses Taught:
EHS 790R: Research Design and Management
Career Overview:

 Dr. Miller completed his doctoral training in Pharmacology and Toxicology and postdoctoral training in Molecular Neuroscience.  His research has focused on environmetnal factors involved in the development of neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson's disease.  His laboraotry works at the interface of neuroscience and toxicology, using a wide variety of experimental techniques.  Dr. Miller is Director of the Emory HERCULES center, an NIEHS-funded center focused on the exposome, the environmental analogue to the genome.  He also serves as Director of Emory's NIEHS-funded T32 Training Grant in Environmental Health Sciences and Toxicology. 

Dr. Miller is a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and received the Acheivement Award from the Society of Toxicology.  He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Toxicolgoical Sciences, the official journal of the Society of Toxicology.  



Areas of Interest/Research:
Selected Research Projects:

I also teach Genome, Exposome, and Health, a new course that was first taught in the Spring of 2013. To learn more about the exposome vist

The primary focus on my research group is Parkinson's disease.  We are interested in environmental and genetic factors involved in the development of the disease.  We are also working on various strategies to slow or reverse the degenerative process.

Research featured in monthly newsletter (August 2009) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Article in NIEHS' Environmental Factor

Selected Publications:
Caudle, W.M., Richardson, J., Wang, M., Taylor, T., Guillot, T., McCormack, A., Colebrooke, R., Di Monte, D.A., Emson, P., and
Miller, G. W
Reduced vesicular storage of dopamine causes progressive nigrostriatal neurodegeneration
Journal of Neuroscience
, 27 (30): 8138-8148, 2007.
Hatcher, J. Pennell, K.D., and
Miller, G. W
Pesticides and Parkinson's disease: a toxicological perspective
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
, 29: 682-670, 2008.
Miller, G. W
The Exposome: A Primer
Academic Press, Elsevier
, 2014.
Jones, D.C. and
Miller, G. W
The effects of environmental neurotoxicants on the dopamine system: a possible role in drug addiction
Biochemical Pharmacology
, 76: 569-581, 2008.
Lohr KM, Bernstein AI, Stout KA, Dunn AR, Lazo CR, Alter SP, Wang M, Li Y, Fan X, Hess EJ, Yi H, Vecchio LM, Goldstein DS, Guillot TS, Salahpour A,
Miller, GW
Increased vesicular monoamine transporter enhances dopamine release and opposes Parkinson disease-related neurodegeneration in vivo.*Highlighted in This Week in PNAS
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
, 111: 9977-9982, 2014.
Other affiliations and Activities:

  • Director, NIEHS P30 HERCULES Center Grant
  • Editor-in-Chief, Toxicological Sciences
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society of Toxicology (Past-President of the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section)
  • Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Emory University (2006-present)
  • Chair, Research Health and Safety Committee, Emory University (2013-present)

Listen to Dr. Miller discuss the role of the environment in Parkinson's disease.

Listen to Dr. Miller discuss the exposome in this NIEHS-hosted podcast.

Read Dr. Miller's blog entry at Elsevier about the exposome.

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