“The purpose of the Miller Method is to give evidence based approaches to weight management that are not based on fad, emotion and philosophy.”
Dr. Todd Miller is an Associate Professor of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. He is an expert at designing eating strategies and training programs that are specifically tailored to a person’s metabolism, and is currently studying the role that strength training plays in weight management.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, and Fellow of the National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Dr. Todd’s passion for health and fitness began while interning with the football program at Penn State University in 1994. After graduating with a degree in Exercise & Sport Science, he decided to continue his education at Texas A&M, where he worked as a strength and conditioning coach for several more years.
While at A&M, his research interests turned to space travel, and how the effects of long term exposure to microgravity affect muscle strength, power and structure.
Dr. Miller was an integral part of an animal experiment that was flown on the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia, which disintegrated during reentry in February of 2003.
Dr. Miller completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania in the department of Microbiology, where he studied integrin mediated signaling mechanisms in tumor cells.
Following a three year teaching stint at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, Dr. Todd moved to Washington DC, to develop the Master’s degree concentration in Strength & Conditioning at George Washington University.
Since arriving at GW in 2005, Dr. Todd’s research interests have been diverse. He has studied the socioeconomic factors which influence people’s decisions to join and use commercial health clubs, and is a sought after speaker for the health club industry.
He has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the role that interactive video gaming can play in Physical Education programs in DC’s public schools. He has also studied obesity management strategies in retired NFL players.
Dr. Todd lives in Leesburg, Virginia with his wife Heather and twin daughters.
“Many of my thoughts about weight loss go against what is currently promoted by my own profession. Controversy is good. It stimulates discussion, debate and ultimately, progress- the one thing that has been glaringly absent in our fight against obesity.”