Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
Suzanne M. Miller, PhD is Director of the Patient Empowerment and Decision Making Department and Professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple University Health System, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine (Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine) and Temple University, College of Public Health. She also chairs the NJHCQI Board and is a member of several other nonprofit and academic boards.
Dr. Miller’s funded research and clinical services are focused at the interface of psychosocial science and health equity, with a view to applying personalized biobehavioral and health communication principles to bridge the gap between the availability of ground breaking disease prevention and control technologies to the populations they are meant to serve. Dr. Miller has received the Partners in Research Award from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service, the Cancer Control Award from the American Cancer Society, the C. Tracy Orleans Distinguished Service Award and the Outstanding Senior Scientist Oncology Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Temple University Social & Behavioral Sciences Community Partner Outstanding Supervisor Award, and the QI Joint Legislative Resolution Award on behalf of the State of NJ.
She is the Editor-In-Chief of Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research. Under her leadership, the peer-reviewed journal has increased in reach and impact, and has published several special issues and virtual issues, including an upcoming special issue on Cancer Prevention and Control for a New Decade, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Miller is also an ambassador for American Cancer Society ResearcHERS and has been a Featured Grantee of the National Cancer Institute. Her most recent books are Individuals, Families, and The New Era of Genomics: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (Norton Publications, 2006), the Handbook of Cancer Control and Behavioral Science: A Resource for Researchers, Practitioners, and Policy Makers (APA Publications, 2008) and the Handbook of Health Decision Science (Springer Publications, 2016).
Born in Montreal Canada, Dr. Miller received her PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London (The Royal Bethlam and Maudsley Hospitals), and her BSc from McGill University in Honours Psychology.