Elizabeth Miller completed her postdoctoral fellowship and is now Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Elizabeth is the recipient of a five-year K23 grant from the NIH focused on improving access to mental health services for rural youth. She has also been a co-investigator on two other grant submissions. Elizabeth is now a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. She has 12 first-authored publications.
During Elizabeth’s postdoctoral fellowship, she served as a member of the Leadership Committee at the Doris Duke Foundation for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. She also received a two-year CiTECH Pilot Award from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Interventions to Enhance Community Health. Elizabeth completed her clinical internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and graduated from the Penn State Child Clinical PhD program in 2018. Her dissertation was titled, “Social Information Processing Deficits and Economic Stress in Disadvantaged Rural Fathers: Informing Child Maltreatment Prevention with an Understudied Parent Population.” In graduate school, Elizabeth was awarded a Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment Dissertation Award. She studied the relationship between social cognition and parenting risk in disadvantaged mothers with her mentor, Dr. Sandra Azar. Elizabeth received a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being in 2015 and obtained multiple grants to fund data collection for her dissertation. She received her B.A. cum laude in Psychology from Harvard University in 2009, and then became part of a research team at the University of California – San Diego studying the implementation of evidence-based practices in the child welfare system.
Elizabeth feels the Strumpf Scholar Award facilitated increased productivity by providing time and flexibility to obtain external funding and collect data, as well as resources for conference travel. She believes these opportunities enhanced her graduate school experience and will promote a successful research career in the future.