R. Scott Miller
Dr Scott Miller is a board-certified internist and infectious diseases specialist, who serves as deputy director of the malaria team that guides the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s research and development strategy and efforts to eradicate malaria.
Dr Miller joined the Foundation in 2015 after a 26 year career in the U.S. Army Medical Department. After seven years as a practicing internist, he spent the remainder in the federal research laboratories on malaria product development, international clinical trials, research ethics, and management of R&D programs. This included six years stationed in Bangkok, Thailand conducting clinical trials in the Greater Mekong region, and leading clinical drug trials in East Africa and Gabon. He has been part of the Army’s leadership team for the development of malaria rapid diagnostics, intravenous artesunate for severe malaria, tafenoquine for vivax malaria treatment, new agents for malaria chemoprophylaxis, as well as leading Department of Defense efforts to evaluate new treatment interventions for persistent post-concussion symptoms and Ebola virus disease.
Dr Miller holds a dual academic appointment in Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the military’s medical school, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He has authored 70 peer-review publications and book chapters, and has served as consultant on several R&D programs and safety monitoring boards. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and holds a Certification in Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Dartmouth College and a Medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.