Maureen Miller, PhD, is an infectious disease epidemiologist with training in medical anthropology. Her career straddles both the academic and public spheres. Dr. Miller has been involved in applied infectious disease prevention research, programming and policy since the 1990s, has published a number of theoretical and research articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, and has a proven track record in attracting funding for the conduct of innovative research in resource poor settings. While a full-time professor at Columbia, she established Bed Stuy West Community Studies, a successful community-academic health research partnership in the largest Black community in North America. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Miller consults regularly with governments and non-governmental organizations around the world. Her completed projects range from the evaluation of an urban syringe exchange program that resulted in national program expansion, to the development of an analytic framework to evaluate international health programs in terms of health equity and human rights, to the creation of a strategic five year HIV prevention plan for a major U.S. city.