About Dr. Miller

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Virginia M. Miller, Ph.D. is Professor of Surgery and Physiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and immediate past-Director, Office of Women's Health, Mayo Clinic, Rochester. She received her B.S. degree from Slippery Rock State University, Slippery Rock, PA, her Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Missouri, and her Master's of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. Miller has investigated sex/gender differences in vascular function for over 15 years, in particular, how sex-steroid hormones affect arterial and platelet reactivity. She recently edited a textbook Principles of Sex-based Differences in Physiology. She is principal investigator for the Mayo site of the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS Trial). Her current NIH funded research focuses on how infection modulates thrombotic processes of platelets. She serves on the Editorial Boards for several cardiovascular journals including The American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology and was an Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Physiology. She has served on numerous grant review panels, including study sections for the National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung and Blood, and the American Heart Association and was a member of the governing council for the American Physiological Society from 2002-2005.