Todd Miller

Ph.D., Exercise & Sports Scientist, Researcher

Dr. Todd Miller earned his B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University, and his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M. He completed his postdoctoral work in Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW) in Washington DC, where he is responsible for the creation and oversight of the M.S. degree program in Strength & Conditioning.

With more than 20 years of teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, Dr. Miller is an expert at integrating and explaining the complex interactions of nutrition, metabolism and exercise in a way that is easily understandable for the lay person. He currently serves as the Chair for the Council for the Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education and has won the GW Excellence in Teaching award five times.

Dr. Miller’s professional and research interests have varied widely and included studies of exercise adherence in commercial health clubs; caloric expenditure during interactive video gaming in school children; obesity treatment in retired US National Football League players, and most recently, the role of weight training in preventing and treating overweight/obesity in women. He is the former Director of the Weight Management and Human Performance Lab at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, where he worked with people from all walks of life to help them learn sustainable eating and exercise behaviors, to optimize metabolic health and body composition.

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