578. MRSA from Hospital to Households
Session: Symposium: Translating the Science of MRSA Transmission to Practice
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 3:45 PM
Room: The Moscone Center: 103 (Gateway Ballroom)
Loren Miller, MD, MPH, Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Loren Miller, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Miller also is a faculty member in the Division of Adult Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and serves as the Director of the Infection Control Program at Harbor-UCLA.
Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and his Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing his internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Miller also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the UCLA Multicampus Program in Infectious Diseases and Microbial Pathogenesis as well as a fellowship with the UCLA/VA Multicampus Fellowship Program in Health Services Research.
His primary research interests include clinical outcomes, epidemiology, and molecular epidemiology of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection. Currently he is the Principal Investigator of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-sponsored a cooperative agreement (U01) for a clinical trial to prevent CA-MRSA infections among those with recurrent infections, and a multicenter investigaton with the California Cooperative Treatment Group (CCTG) on behavioral predictors of CA-RMSA infection. He is also Co-Investigator on several additional studies of CA-MRSA pathogenesis and treatment funded by the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies.
Dr. Miller has authored many manuscripts relating to clinical and epidemiologic issues of CA-MRSA infections and over 50 manuscripts and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals. Other research interests focus on health services research issues in HIV/AIDS (including adherence to antiretroviral therapy), infectious diseases, hepatitis C, and urinary tract infections.

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