Dr. Rachel Miller is an Associate Professor of Medicine (In Pediatrics) and Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University, in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. Her research focuses on mechanisms for the onset of asthma and her clinical work specializes in the treatment of asthma and allergies. Dr. Miller’s work at the Center is determining the importance of environmental allergen and pollutant exposure to the onset of allergies, asthma and immune responses.
Honors & Awards:
1990 Eve Flechner Award in Internal Medicine
1999 Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award
2007 AAAAI Clinical Fellowship Award to Allergy and Immunology Training Program at Columbia to support training of Dr. Kathleen Donohue
2011-2013 US News and World Report Top Doctor (pulmonologist)
Rastogi, D., Chaodong Wang, Xia Mao, Cynthia Lendor, Paul B. Rothman, Rachel L. Miller. Antigen-specific immune responses to influenza vaccine in utero, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 117 (6):1637-46, 2007.
Donohue, Kathleen M., Umaima Al-alem, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Ginger L. Chew, Alina Johnson, Adnan Divjan, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Lori A. Hoepner, Frederica P. Perera, Rachel L. Miller. Anti-cockroach, mouse IgE is associated with early wheeze and atopy in an inner-city birth cohort, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 122(5):914-20, 2008.
Miller, Rachel L and Shuk-mei Ho Environmental epigenetics and asthma: Current concepts and call for studies, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 177:567-573, 2008.
Miller, Rachel L. Prenatal maternal diet and asthma risk. The Journal of Clinical Investigation, 118(10):3265-3268, 2008.
Patel, Molini M., Lori Hoepner, Robin Garfinkel, Steven Chillrud, Andria Reyes, Frederica Perera, Rachel L. Miller. Ambient metals and elemental carbon in fine particulate matter predict wheeze and cough in very young urban children, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 180 (11):1107-1113. 2009.
Marilyn Reyes , Matthew S. Perzanowski, Robin M. Whyatt, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Andrew G. Rundle, Diurka Diaz, Beatriz Plaza, Lori Hoepner, Frederica P. Perera, Virginia Rauh, Rachel L. Miller. Maternal demoralization is associated with childhood wheeze, but not IgE, at age five years in an inner-city cohort, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 107 (1): 42-49, 2011.
Phillip Factor, Alexander Akhmedov, Jake MacDonald, Anna Xu, Jie Wu, Trisha Das, Raymond Panettieri, Frederica Perera, and Rachel L. Miller. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons impair b2AR function in airway epithelial and smooth muscle cells, The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 45: 1045-1049, 2011.
Molini M. Patel, James W. Quinn, Kyung Hwa Jung, Lori Hoepner, Diurka Diaz, Matthew Perzanowski, Andrew Rundle, Patrick L. Kinney, Frederica P. Perera, and Rachel L. Miller. Traffic density and point sources of air pollution associated with asthma and allergy from birth to age 5 years among New York City children, Environmental Research, 111(8): 1222-29, 2011.
Rachel L. Miller and Cara L. Agerstrand. Targeting indoor air pollution: Interpreting the RESPIRE trial, The Lancet, 378:1682-83, 2011.
Allan C. Just, Robin M. Whyatt, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Antonia M. Calafat, Frederica P. Perera, Inge F. Goldstein, Qixuan Chen, Andrew G. Rundle, Rachel L. Miller. Prenatal exposure to butylbenzyl phthalate and early eczema in an urban cohort, Environmental Health Perspectives, 120 (10):1475-80, 2012.
Matthew S. Perzanowski, Ginger L. Chew, Adnan Divjan, Kyung Hwa Jung, Robert Ridder, Deliang Tang, Diurka Diaz, Inge F. Goldstein, Patrick L. Kinney, Andrew G. Rundle, David E. Camann, Frederica P. Perera, Rachel L. Miller. Early-life cockroach allergen and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposures predict cockroach sensitization among inner-city children. J. Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 131(3):886-893, 2013.
Kyung Hwa Jung, Matthew Perzanowski, Andrew Rundle, Kathleen Moors, Beizhan Yan, Steven N. Chillrud, Robin Whyatt, David Camann, Frederica P. Perera, Rachel L. Miller. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure, obesity and childhood asthma in an urban cohort, Environmental Research, 128:35-41, 2014.
Robin M. Whyatt, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Allan C. Just, Andrew G. Rundle, Kathleen M. Donohue, Antonia M. Calafat, Lori Hoepner, Frederica P. Perera, Rachel L. Miller. Asthma in inner-city children at 5-11 years of age and prenatal exposure to phthalates: The Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health Cohort, Environmental Health Perspectives, 122:1141-1146, 2014.
Zhonghai Yan, Hanjie Zhang, Christina Maher, Emilio Arteaga-Solis, Frances A. Champagne, Licheng Wu, Jacob D. McDonald, Beizhan Yan, Gary J. Schwartz, Rachel L. Miller. Prenatal polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, adiposity, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ methylation in offspring, grand-offspring mice, PLOSOne, 9(10):e110706, 2014