PhD, Child Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Cohort Five Fellow

Academic Mentor
Sandra Azar
Professor, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Policy Mentor
John Landsverk
Research Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center

Current Institutional Affiliation
University of Pittsburgh: Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Home Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention, Implementation Science, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Regression Modeling, Adolescents and Young Adults, Fathers, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Military Families, Preschool-aged Children, Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups


Elizabeth Miller is a postdoctoral fellow in the Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship TL1 program at the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Miller will receive her PhD in August of 2018 in the child clinical psychology program at the Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, Ms. Miller works with Dr. Sandra Azar on studies examining a social cognitive model of parenting risk. Her dissertation will extend this work by examining parenting risk in rural fathers. Ms. Miller is also interested in externalizing problems in maltreated youth and the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment and externalizing problems. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she worked as a research assistant at the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center in San Diego, CA, examining the implementation of evidence-based practices in child welfare and mental health systems. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University and a master’s degree from Penn State.