Faculty

Dr. Edith Chen
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

Contact:
edith.chen@northwestern.edu
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Edith Chen’s research seeks to understand why poverty is associated with poor physical health outcomes in children, with a focus on the psychological and biological mechanisms that explain these relationships. She is also interested in questions of resilience—that is, why some children who come from adversity manage to thrive and maintain good profiles of health.

For her research, Chen has received honors including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Health Psychology, the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Donald K. Routh Early Career Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Prior to coming to Northwestern, Chen was the Canada Research Chair in Health and Society at the University of British Columbia, and she has also been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

Dr. Gregory Miller
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

Contact:
greg.miller@northwestern.edu
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Greg Miller’s research examines the behavioral and biological mechanisms through which early-life stress affects physical health. He is particularly interested in stressors related to poverty, race, and inequality.

Dr. Miller has received a number of honors for his research, including the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2003), the Early Career Award from the American Psychosomatic Society (2005), and the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions from the American Psychological Association (2004). In 2016, he was named a Highly Cited Researcher in psychology/psychiatry by Thomson Reuters, based on having multiple papers in the top 1% of citations in those fields. Miller served as President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research in 2015/2016, and was Associate Editor of the journals Psychological Bulletin (2010-2014) and Psychosomatic Medicine (2008-2011). He is presently a Consulting Editor at both of these journals, and the journals, Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, and Clinical Psychological Science.

Miller completed a clinical internship at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and a subsequent postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining Northwestern, he was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis from 2000 to 2003 and at the University of British Columbia from 2003 to 2012.

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