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Doriane Miller, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Director, Center for Community Health and Vitality

A general internist, Doriane Miller, MD, has been providing care to under-served minority populations for more than 20 years. In addition to her role as a primary care physician, she has a special interest in behavioral health.

Under her leadership, physicians, educators and community members work to improve population health outcomes for residents on the South Side of Chicago through community-engaged research, demonstration and service models.

Dr. Miller's research focuses on the intersection of health disparities and race. She has served as the project director for several studies designed to augment care by promoting collaboration among physicians, patients and families. Dr. Miller's work in the area of improving asthma outcomes through school and community interventions was noted by the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology with a 2006 Special Recognition Award.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago in January 2009, Dr. Miller served as national program director of New Health Partnerships, a demonstration project funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Health Care Foundation on collaborative self-management support.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

San Francisco General Hospital (University of California at San Francisco) (primary care and internal medicine)


Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Society of General Internal Medicine

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6840

Office Fax

(773) 834-3945

Office Postal Address

Doriane Miller, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3051
Chicago, IL 60637

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Learn More About Dr. Miller

Listen to Dr. Miller on the WVON Community Health Focus Hour:

In addition to her roles as a physician and a researcher, Dr. Miller is also a playwright. Watch a video clip or read about her play, "It Shoudda Been Me," which addresses the issue of adolescent depression in the face of community violence.

Dr. Miller was appointed to serve on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. Read the release.

Dr. Miller was the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Community Service and Advocacy Award. She was chosen for her commitment to serving the community through the University of Chicago Medicine Urban Health Initiative's Center for Community, Health and Vitality.

Learn more about the Center for Community Health and Vitality (CCHV), where Dr. Miller plays a key role in providing the community with career training, violence prevention initiatives and wellness programs.

Selected Publications

Minkler M., Fuller-Thompson E., Miller D., Driver D. Depression in grandparents raising grandchildren: results of a national longitudinal study. Archives of Family Medicine, Sept-Oct 6 (5) p 445-452, 1997

Minkler M., Fuller-Thompson E., Miller D., Driver. D. Grandparent Caregiving and Depression in Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Theoretical, Empirical, and Clinical Perspectives, Springer Publishing Company, New York, 2000.

Weisfeld V., Miller D., Gibson R., Schroeder S. “Essay: Improving Care At The End Of Life: What Does It Take?” Health Affairs, Nov-Dec (6), p 277-283, 2000.

Bachman J, Swenson S, Reardon ME and Miller, D. Patient Self-Management in the Primary Care Treatment of Depression. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Nov 2005 DOI: 10.1007/sl0488-005-4238-y

Glasgow RE, Emont S and Miller D. Assessing Delivery of the five "A's" for patient –centered counseling. Health Promotion International June 2006 doi:10.1093./heapro/dal017