Dr. Bruce Miller is a pediatric psychiatrist. He is an excellent example of the clinician researcher, who enhances his research through clinical observations and his clinical practice through research.
The primary focus of Dr. Miller’s research is childhood asthma. More specifically, Dr. Miller’s clinical and research interests examine the complex relationship among stress, child emotional disturbance, physiologic vulnerabilities and disease (asthma).
Dr. Miller will begin his lecture by describing a clinical case example to demonstrate the role of stress and emotions as they may affect an asthmatic child. He will then lay out some of the fundamental clinical precepts in asthma and the pathways and mechanisms by which stressful conditions may increase morbidity and mortality. He will also discuss some of the family relational factors associated with outcomes for asthmatic children.