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My primary interests lie in understanding how environmental, nutrition, and social exposures lead to health disparities and adverse pregnancy outcomes for pregnant persons of low socioeconomic status, and how these exposures can be mitigated to improve health for underserved populations. I find the link between socioeconomic adversity and commensal microbiota fascinating and aim to understand how this association promotes health or disease states.

Selected Publications

Miller C, Boushey C, Benny P, et al. Diet quality predicts hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Asian and Pacific Islander Cohort. Nutrition and Health. June 2022. doi:10.1177/02601060221109668

Miller CB, Benny P, Riel J. et al. Adherence to Mediterranean diet impacts gastrointestinal microbial diversity throughout pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 21, 558 (2021). PMID: 34399704 


Benny P, Ahn HJ, Burlingame J, Lee MJ, Miller C, Chen J, Urschitz J. Genetic risk factors associated with gestational diabetes in a multi-ethnic population. PLoS One. 2021 Dec 20;16(12):e0261137. PMID: 34928995


Miller, C., Lim, E. The risk of diabetes after giving birth to a macrosomic infant: data from the NHANES cohort. Matern Health, Neonatol and Perinatol 7,12 (2021). PMID: 33980302


Kurata N, Minton L, Del Priore D, Merino D, Miller C, Lee MJ. An Interim Report on the Provision of Prenatal Care for Pregnant Mothers Experiencing Homelessness in Hawai‘i. Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2020 May 1; 79(5 Suppl 1): 118–121. PMID: 32490398.


Miller CB, Wright T. Investigating Mechanisms of Stillbirth in the Setting of Prenatal Substance Use. Academic Forensic Pathology, 2018. 8(4): 865–873. PMID: 31240077 

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