Edgar Pete Miller III, MD, PhD

ICTR Deputy Director for Clinical Research Education, Training, and Career Development

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Dr. Miller is a staff clinician for the University Health Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, with a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also part of the core faculty of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.

An authority on nutrition, hypertension and kidney disease, Dr. Miller arrived at Hopkins as a research fellow in 1994 and has remained active as a clinician, researcher, and educator. His active clinical involvement, coupled with his research interests in nutrition, hypertension, and kidney disease, make him the ideal person to direct the ICTR’s educational and training efforts.

As Deputy Director for Clinical Research Education, Training, and Career Development for the ICTR, Dr. Miller is responsible for the Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program, which provides short- and long-term training for students interested in pursuing a career in clinical and translational research; and the Clinical Research Scholars Program, a two-year research fellowship through the postdoctoral (KL) training program for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

Education and Training

BA (Science), Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1979
MA (Oceanography and Limnology), Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT, 1981
PhD (Marine Ecology), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1988
MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
Internship and Residency (Internal Medicine, Clinical Investigator Program), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 1992-94
Research Fellow (General Internal Medicine), Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1994-96
Accomplishments, Recognition, and Service

Dr. Miller has published more than 75 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has also authored numerous book chapters, reviews, and invited articles. He has served as a reviewer for many journals, such as Ethnicity and Disease, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and JAMA, and was associate editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine from 2003-2005. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Heart Association, the American Society of Hypertension, the American Society of Nephrology, and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Miller’s commitment to clinical and research education is evident in his role as ICTR Deputy Director for Clinical Research education, Training, and Career Development. Throughout his career, he has mentored, advised, and served on committees for a long list of students and was selected as Outstanding Clinical Investigator Mentor by the Fellows of the Division of General Internal Medicine in 1999.

Current Research Interests

Power Study (Integrated Clinical-Behavioral Interventions to Accomplish Weight Loss): The goal of this NHLBI-sponsored trial is to test two strategies as a means to control weight and improve blood pressure control in overweight or obese medical patients with hypertension. (Role: Co-investigator, Chair of Measurement Committee)
OMNI-CARB: Carbohydrate: Amount and Type Affecting Risk for CVD and Diabetes: This NHLBI study is a controlled dietary trial that examines separately the effects on risk factors for CVD and diabetes in terms of amount and type of carbohydrate, thereby disentangling their influence. (Role: Co-investigator and Chair of Measurement Committee)
Atherosclerosis Risk in the Communities (ARIC): The ARIC study is an NHLBI-funded surveillance program for cardiovascular and coronary artery diseases in the community. (Role: Co-investigator and member of CHF adjudication committee)
NHLBI study on dietary carbohydrate and glycemic index effects on markers of oxidative stress, inflammation, and kidney function. (Role: PI)
NIDDK randomized controlled trial that examines the effects of Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on urine protein excretion in diabetic kidney disease. (Role: PI)
This NCI/NHLBI randomized controlled trial looks at the effects of DASH diet advice and mineral and vitamin supplementation on blood pressure in African Americans with hypertension.