Professor Miller received his secondary education at the University of New Brunswick, before studying at the University of Portsmouth in England, where he was also a NATO Science Postdoctoral Fellow. His post-university career at Agriculture Canada in 1982, and became head of the Fusarium mycotoxin program in 1988. He became a Professor and then NSERC Research Chair at Carleton University in 2000. Dr. Miller has published more than 300 papers on various aspects of fungi and fungal toxins and has co-written/edited eight books on the public health aspects of fungi and on fungal toxins. He participated in several International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs, is co-author of an IARC Scientific Publication on mycotoxins in a developing country context (2012). He was a member of the drafting committee of the World Health Organization IPCS monograph on fumonisin B1. He was a member of the Toxicology Study Selection and Review Committee that considers compounds nominated by the US Food and Drug Administration to the National Toxicology program.
Dr. Miller is a member of the Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology and Indoor Air Quality Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He helped develop the public health guidelines on mold and dampness in the built environment including the original New York guidelines on mold in buildings. Currently, he sits on an ISIAQ committee on climate change and the built environment and a Practice Guideline committee on environmental exposures that affect asthma of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (2008 – present). He is an elected member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences.
He received the AgExcellence Award from Agriculture Canada (1992), the Toxicology Forum Scott Award for contributions to toxicology (1998), and the Applied Research Award from the Ottawa Life Sciences Council (2002). He was elected as a Fellow of the AIHA in 2013. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Toxicology Forum (Washington).