Women in Science (WiS) Speaker
Title of talk: Partner Violence, Reproductive Coercion, and Unintended Pregnancy: Rethinking Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
Time and Location: Sept 12, 7:00 p.m., Tillotson Room
Biography: Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, is chief of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Trained in medical anthropology as well as internal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Miller’s research has included examination of sex trafficking among adolescents in Asia, teen dating abuse, and reproductive health, with a focus on undeserved youth populations including pregnant and parenting teens; and foster, homeless, and gang-affiliated youth. Her current research focuses on the impact of gender-based violence on young women’s reproductive health. She conducts research on brief clinical interventions to reduce partner violence and unintended pregnancy, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Justice. In addition, she is conducting a study of a sexual violence prevention program entitled “Coaching Boys into Men” which involves training coaches to talk to their young male athletes about stopping violence against women, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also involved in projects to reduce gender-based violence and improve adolescent and young adult women’s health in India and Japan.