Douglas K. Miller, MD received his undergraduate training at Stanford University and obtained his medical degree from Washington University in 1972. He received advanced training in internal medicine from Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, the Affiliated Hospitals of the University of Arizona and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar (1977-79) in health services research. He was on the faculty at St. Louis University (SLU) for 24 years and prior to coming to Indiana University and served as the Associate Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Chair of the hospital's Ethics Committee, and Chair of the Health Sciences Center Mission and Identity Committee at SLU.
In November 2003 Dr. Miller joined the Indiana University Center for Aging Research (IU-CAR) and Regenstrief Institute as a senior scientist. He holds the Richard M. Fairbanks Chair in Aging Research and serves as the Associate Director for IU-CAR. Dr. Miller is the Principal Investigator of a grant from the National Institute on Aging, entitled, "Physical Frailty in Urban African Americans," which is a population-based study of frailty in two longitudinal cohorts in St. Louis that has been funded from 1991 through 2012. Dr. Miller's research interests focus on the causes, consequences, and potential remediation of frailty-related factors in urban African Americans; disease self-management in vulnerable populations; and improving care provided to older patients in primary care settings.