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Adam Bryant Miller

Research Clinical Psychologist


PhD, Clinical Psychology, George Mason University
MA, Clinical Psychology, George Mason University
BA, Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Adam Bryant Miller, PhD, is a Research Clinical Psychologist with expertise in adolescent health-risk behaviors. His experience includes leading original data collection in studies of youth at increased risk for self-harm, conducting structural equation modeling analyses with longitudinal data, and examining multi-modal research data, including functional neuroimaging. He is a licensed psychologist in North Carolina and is trained in evidence-based assessment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.

At RTI, Dr. Miller leads a federally funded program that focuses on the emergence and developmental course of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in children and adolescents. His projects examine risk from a developmental psychopathology perspective with a focus on the impact of early childhood adversity on brain and behavior development. Dr. Miller conducts longitudinal research on responses to interpersonal stress and acute risk for suicide with an emphasis on timing and availability of evidence-based prevention for suicide risk. Additionally, Dr. Miller is expanding his work to include wearable sensor data to detect vulnerable physiological and emotional states in youth to time tailored, evidence-based interventions.

Before joining RTI, Dr. Miller completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he completed a Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA F32) postdoctoral fellowship followed by a K01 Career Development Award, both funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, examining neurobiological and psychological underpinnings of risk for adolescent self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.

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