UGA AMSA will be hosting a workshop with Dr. Toni Miles, MD, PhD, on Thursday, September 14th in Pharmacy South 101 from 7-8 pm! Dr. Miles is a professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health at UGA. She will be talking about her experiences in medical school and obtaining a combined MD/PhD degree. Dr. Miles has served as a staffer on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and helped develop parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Dr. Miles will share her experiences and talk about the Affordable Care Act, as well as her book called “Health Care Reform and Disparities: History, Hype, and Hope”.
Dr. Miles completed a combined MD/PhD degree at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington DC. After completing her dual MD/PhD degree with a PhD in Neuroanatomy, Dr. Miles completed a residency in internal medicine at Washington Hospital Center and a post doctoral fellowship in epidemiology at the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH). Recently, as a part of her Health and Aging Policy Fellowship, Dr. Miles served as a staffer on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee from 2008-2010 for Max Baucus, then chair of the committee. As a staffer, Dr. Miles helped to develop parts of the Affordable Care Act. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Miles wrote a book about her experiences and the Affordable Care Act called “Health Care Reform and Disparities: History, Hype, and Hope”.
Dr. Miles is currently a professor in epidemiology at the University of Georgia College of Public Health. She teaches courses at the graduate level and her research interests include patient centered care and effective therapies for managing grief. Dr. Miles also currently serves as a board member for the Athens Neighborhood Health Center. Each year, Dr. Miles gives a guest lecture at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine to 2nd year medical students on the “Physiology of Aging.”