Held Leading Post At Personalized Medicine Coalition
WASHINGTON, DC (November 22, 2016) – The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) announced the hiring of Amy M. Miller, PhD as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2017.
Dr. Miller leaves the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC), where she served as Executive Vice President, directing national programs and in particular working with innovators, scientists, providers and payors on policy issues impacting personalized medicine.
“We welcome Amy to lead SWHR at a critical crossroads in women’s health research,” said SWHR Founder Florence Haseltine, PhD, MD. “While we celebrate the many achievements in women’s health policy advocacy to date, we must continue to press for unlocking the mysteries in sex differences and how men and women are different when it comes to cures, treatments and prevention. Amy understands that, and we’re excited to invite her to lead SWHR,” said Dr. Haseltine.
Before joining PMC, Miller worked in the office of the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, where she served as a liaison among the scientific community, the legislative branch, and the consumers of mental health care and their families. A former American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, she also served as a domestic policy advisor to Senator Jay Rockefeller.
Dr. Miller began her career as a researcher at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Miller received a BA from the University of New Orleans and holds a doctoral degree in human development from the University of Connecticut.
“The SWHR board of directors enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Miller to SWHR, and at the same time, thanks our interim CEO Larry Hausner for his effectiveness in leading SWHR in the past year,” said SWHR Chair John J. Seng.
SWHR leads the way in advocating for greater funding for women’s health research and for the study of biological differences that affect disease; promotes the inclusion of women and minorities in medical research; pushes for the analysis of research data for sex and ethnic differences; and informs women, health care providers, and policy makers about contemporary women’s health issues.
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) is a national non-profit based in Washington D.C. that is widely recognized as the thought leader in promoting research on biological differences in disease and is dedicated to transforming women’s health through science, advocacy, and education. Founded in 1990 by a group of physicians, medical researchers and health advocates, SWHR aims to bring attention to the variety of diseases and conditions that disproportionately or predominately affect women.