Robert H. Miller, PhD

Robert H. Miller, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research

Robert H. Miller, Ph.D., a renowned neuroscientist and widely published researcher, is the senior associate dean for research at The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).

In this role, Miller provides support for world-class scientists to procure research funding, assess and identify areas for research expansion, cultivate research relationships with outside entities, lead research-related faculty development, and develop a plan to secure the infrastructure, funding, and technologies required to advance GW’s research mission. Miller draws upon 30-plus years of experience in research and leadership, as he leads strategic planning for research enhancement at SMHS.

Prior to his appointment at GW, Miller served as the vice president for research at Case Western Reserve University, and was responsible for providing campus-wide leadership and strategic guidance in all areas of research, including trans-disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas. He was also responsible for assuring academic integrity in research and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies related to research, technology transfer, and commercialization. Additionally, Miller served as the director of the Center for Translational Neurosciences, professor in the Department of Neurosciences, and the Allen C. Holmes Professor of Neurological Diseases at Case Western Reserve University. He also held secondary appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, Pathology, and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University, and at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Neurosurgery at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Miller serves as the principal investigator on multiple NIH-funded grants. His research has provided targeted insights into a variety of neuropathological conditions, which have propelled a number of clinical trials in the U.S. and Europe. Furthermore, his research has been published in nearly 200 scientific publications, including Nature, Nature Medicine, The Journal of Cell Biology, and many other leading scientific journals.

As an award winning researcher and teacher, Miller has received many honors including the Outstanding Faculty Award at Case Western Reserve University, the Jacob Javits Neuroscience Award, the John S. Diekhoff Award for Excellence in Graduate Training, and the Charles Judson Herrick Award from the American Association of Anatomists. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the International Society for Neurochemistry, and many other prestigious national and international societies.