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Doriane Miller, MD

Doriane Miller, MD

2020 Senior Faculty Scholars

Dr. Miller is the inaugural director of the Center for Community Health and Vitality at the University of Chicago. The Center for Community Health and Vitality’s mission is to improve population health outcomes for residents on the South Side of Chicago through community-engaged research, demonstration and service models.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago in 2009, she served as national program director of New Health Partnerships, a demonstration project funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Health Care Foundation on collaborative self-management support. Dr. Miller is also a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Miller worked for 5 years as a program vice-president at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where she was responsible for strategic planning and program design in the clinical quality improvement area, using clinical and community-based strategies. Programs developed under her direction include demonstration projects designed to help improve the quality of care for people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and depression. Dr. Miller’s work in the area of improving asthma outcomes through school and community interventions was noted by the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology with a 2006 Special Recognition Award. Dr. Miller was a member of the 2002 Institute of Medicine committee that produced the report, Guidance for the National Healthcare Disparities Report. In 1993 Dr. Miller was recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leadership Program for her community-based efforts in improving the health and well-being of grandparents raising their grandchildren through an initiative called, Grandparents Who Care.

A general internist, Dr. Miller cares for patients in the Primary Care Group at the University of Chicago Medicine.