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Franklin G. Miller, PhD
Senior Faculty
Department of Bioethics

Academic Degrees
BA, Columbia College
PhD, Columbia University

Email: fmiller@nih.gov

Phone: 301-435-8719

Portrait of Franklin G. Miller

Biosketch

Dr. Franklin Miller's current research focuses principally on ethical issues in clinical research, including study design, informed consent, and the intersection between clinical research and health policy.  He also does conceptual and ethical research on the placebo effect. 

Dr. Miller serves on the Neuroscience Institutional Review Board of the NIH Intramural Research Program and the Ethics Committee for the Clinical Center.  He co-leads a seminar for psychiatric research fellows on ethical issues in psychiatric research and coordinates the bioethics seminar for first-year fellows in the Department of Bioethics. 

Dr. Miller joined the Department of Bioethics in 1999.  From 1990 through 1998, he was on the faculty of the University of Virginia, where he taught various courses in bioethics.  Dr. Miller has written numerous published articles in medical and bioethics journals on the ethics of clinical research, ethical issues concerning death and dying, professional integrity, and pragmatism and bioethics.  Dr. Miller is a fellow of the Hastings Center, a faculty affiliate at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and associate professor of Public Health in the Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Public Health, Weill Medical College.

Selected Publications

BOOKS

Miller FG, Wertheimer A, eds.  The Ethics of Consent:  Theory and Practice.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2010.

Emanuel EJ, Crouch RA, Grady C, Lie R, Miller FG, Wendler D, eds.  The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, in press.

Miller FG, Fletcher JC, Humber JH, eds.  The Nature and Prospect of Bioethics:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives.  Humana Press, 2003.

Miller FG, ed. Frontiers in Bioethics:  Essays Dedicated to John C. Fletcher.  University Publishing Group, 2000.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Miller FG.  Consent to Clinical Research.  In Miller FG, Wertheimer A, eds.  The Ethics of Consent:  Theory and Practice.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2010.

Miller FG, Wertheimer A.  Preface to a theory of consent transactions:  beyond valid consent.  In Miller FG, Wertheimer A, eds.  The Ethics of Consent:  Theory and Practice.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2010.

Rosenstein DL, Miller FG.  Research ethics in psycho-oncology.  In Holland J, ed.  Psycho-oncology, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Miller FG, Rosenstein DL.  The ethics of psychiatric research.  In:  Bloch S and Green S.  Psychiatric Ethics, 4th ed.  Oxford University Press, 2009.

Miller FG.  The ethics of placebo-controlled trials.  In:  Emanuel EJ, Crouch RA, Grady C, Lie R, Miller FG, Wendler D, eds.  The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, 2008.

Miller FG.  Ethical issues in recruiting research subjects.  In:  Emanuel EJ, Crouch RA, Grady C, Lie R, Miller FG, Wendler D, eds.  The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, 2008.

Miller FG, Rosenstein DL.  Challenge experiments.  In:  Emanuel EJ, Crouch RA, Grady C, Lie R, Miller FG, Wendler D, eds.  The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, 2008.

Wendler D, Miller FG.  Deception.  In:  Emanuel EJ, Crouch RA, Grady C, Lie R, Miller FG, Wendler D, eds.  The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, 2008.

Wendler D, Miller FG.  Risk-benefit analysis and the net risks test.  In:  Emanuel EJ, Crouch RA, Grady C, Lie R, Miller FG, Wendler D, eds.  The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, 2008.

Jonsen A, Miller FG.  Research with Healthy Volunteers.  In:  Emanuel EJ, Crouch RA, Grady C, Lie R, Miller FG, Wendler D, eds.  The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, 2008.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Miller FG, Joffe S.  Equipoise and the randomized clinical trial dilemma.  New England Journal of Medicine 2011;364:476-80.

Miller FG, Colloca L.  The legitimacy of placebo treatments in clinical practice:  evidence and ethics, American Journal of Bioethics 2009;9(12): 39-47.

Miller FG, Truog RD.  Rethinking the ethics of vital organ donations, Hastings Center Report 2008;38(6):38-46.

Miller FG, Wertheimer A.  Facing up to paternalism in research ethics.  Hastings Center Report 2007;37(3):24-34.

Miller FG, Wendler D, Swartzman L.  Deception in research on the placebo effect.  PLoS Medicine 2005;2(9):e262.

Miller FG, Rosenstein DL.  The therapeutic orientation to clinical trials.  New England Journal of Medicine.  2003;348:1383-86.

Miller FG, Brody H.  A critique of clinical equipoise: Therapeutic misconception in the ethics of clinical trials.  Hastings Center Report. 2003;33(3):19-28.

Miller FG.  Sham surgery:  an ethical analysis.  American Journal of Bioethics 2003;3(4):41-8.

Emanuel EJ, Miller FG. The ethics of placebo-controlled trials-a middle ground.  New England Journal of Medicine. 2001;345:915-9.

Miller FG, Rosenstein DL, DeRenzo EG.  Professional integrity in clinical research.  Journal of the American Medical Association. 1998;280:1449-54.

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