Kimberly Miller, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor Population and Public Health Sciences


Health Equity Interests

I focus on adolescent and young adult cancer survivorship to improve healthy outcomes for this at-risk population.


Kimberly Miller, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences and Department of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on understanding the health behaviors and healthcare systems factors important to cancer prevention and survivorship for children, adolescents, and young adults. She is currently the Principal Investigator of two NCI R01-funded studies in this area. Her research incorporates behavioral, epidemiological, and implementation science methodologies to inform clinical practice and policies to improve cancer-related health outcomes and reduce disparities for this at-risk cancer population. With Drs. David Freyer (Children's Hospital Los Angeles) and Joel Milam (University of California, Irvine), she is co-director of the Center for Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research, an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research collaborative whose mission is to study and improve the health outcomes of young adult cancer survivors.

Research Interests

  • Health Services
  • Disparities
  • Health Care Quality, Access, & Evaluation
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Cancer

Courses Taught

  • Foundations in Health Education and Promotion
  • Capstone in Public Health
  • Health Behavior Research Methods
  • Intervention Approaches for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Basic Theory and Strategies in Prevention