Elizabeth Miller is continuing a postdoctoral fellowship on an NIH T32 training program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is finishing her term as a member of the Leadership Committee of the Doris Duke Foundation for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. During her fellowship, she received a two-year CiTECH Pilot Award from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Interventions to Enhance Community Health. Currently, she has six first-authored publications.
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.