Victoria A. Miller, PhD

Victoria A. Miller, PhD, is a psychologist in the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Internship

    Intern - Department of Psychology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

     Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Research Integrity, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD in Clinical Psychology - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Psychologist

    Director of Research, Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    Miller, V.A., Reynolds, W.W., & Nelson, R.M. (2009).  Children in research: Linking assent and parental permission.  In V. Ravitsky, A. Feister, & A. Caplan: The Penn Center guide to bioethics. New York: Springer, 473-482. 

    Abstracts

    2014

    Walter, J., Odeniyi, F., Faerber, J., Fiks, A., Miller, V.A., & Feudtner, C. (2014, May).  Parental preferences for shared decision making in children with special health care needs.  Paper presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

    Bernhardt, B.A., Tomlinson, A.N, Miller, V.A., Pyeritz, R.E., Dechene, E., Merz, J., Ulrich, C., Spinner, N.B., Krantz, I.D. (2014, March).  Experience with informed consent for whole exome sequencing in children. Paper presented at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, Nashville, TN.

    Tomlinson, A.N., Miller, V.A., Pyeritz, R.E., DeChene, E.T., Merz, J.F., Ulrich, C., Spinner, N.B., Krantz, I.D., & Bernhardt, B.A. (2014, March). Complex decisions about complex data: An analysis of informed consent for pediatric whole exome sequencing. Poster presented at the American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.  Nashville, TN.

    Swartzendruber, T.R., Friedrich, E.A., & Miller, V.A. (2014, March).  Children’s involvement in decisions about research enrollment: Associations with fairness, voice, and satisfaction with the decision making process.  Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    Landers, S.E., Jawad, A.F., & Miller, V.A. (2014, March). Child satisfaction with parent-child illness management discussions in youth with type 1 diabetes or cystic fibrosis.  Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    2013

    Elliott, R.D., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, May). Adaptation of the child-report Decision-Making Involvement Scale for emerging adults. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

    Gaber, M.M., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, May). Parent-child communication in the prevention of the Choking Game. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

    Miller, V.A. (2013, April).  Introduction to Symposium, “Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Psychology Research and Practice,” National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New
    Orleans, LA.

    Friedrich, E., Swartzendruber, T., Berry, M., Ruwaih, N., & Miller, V.A. (2013, April). Characteristics and correlates of parent-child discussions about diabetes and cystic fibrosis management. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Berry, M. & Miller, V.A. (2013, April). Relationship of parental coercion and autonomy support to adherence in youth with type 1 diabetes or cystic fibrosis. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Elliott, R. D., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, April). Convergent validity of the Decision-Making Involvement Scale with a measure of parenting style. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Gaber, M., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, April). Predictors of parent-child prevention discussions about the choking game. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Papers

    2014

    Walter, J., Odeniyi, F., Faerber, J., Fiks, A., Miller, V.A., & Feudtner, C. (2014, May).  Parental preferences for shared decision making in children with special health care needs.  Paper presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

    Bernhardt, B.A., Tomlinson, A.N, Miller, V.A., Pyeritz, R.E., Dechene, E., Merz, J., Ulrich, C., Spinner, N.B., Krantz, I.D. (2014, March).  Experience with informed consent for whole exome sequencing in children. Paper presented at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, Nashville, TN.

    Tomlinson, A.N., Miller, V.A., Pyeritz, R.E., DeChene, E.T., Merz, J.F., Ulrich, C., Spinner, N.B., Krantz, I.D., & Bernhardt, B.A. (2014, March). Complex decisions about complex data: An analysis of informed consent for pediatric whole exome sequencing. Poster presented at the American College of Medical Genetics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.  Nashville, TN.

    Swartzendruber, T.R., Friedrich, E.A., & Miller, V.A. (2014, March).  Children’s involvement in decisions about research enrollment: Associations with fairness, voice, and satisfaction with the decision making process.  Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    Landers, S.E., Jawad, A.F., & Miller, V.A. (2014, March). Child satisfaction with parent-child illness management discussions in youth with type 1 diabetes or cystic fibrosis.  Poster presented at the Society for Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    2013

    Elliott, R.D., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, May). Adaptation of the child-report Decision-Making Involvement Scale for emerging adults. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

    Gaber, M.M., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, May). Parent-child communication in the prevention of the Choking Game. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

    Miller, V.A. (2013, April).  Introduction to Symposium, “Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Psychology Research and Practice,” National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New
    Orleans, LA.

    Friedrich, E., Swartzendruber, T., Berry, M., Ruwaih, N., & Miller, V.A. (2013, April). Characteristics and correlates of parent-child discussions about diabetes and cystic fibrosis management. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Berry, M. & Miller, V.A. (2013, April). Relationship of parental coercion and autonomy support to adherence in youth with type 1 diabetes or cystic fibrosis. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Elliott, R. D., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, April). Convergent validity of the Decision-Making Involvement Scale with a measure of parenting style. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Gaber, M., Miller, V.A., & Davies, W.H. (2013, April). Predictors of parent-child prevention discussions about the choking game. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

    Posters and Presentations

    Lectures by Invitation

    Miller VA.  “The Role of Children in Decision Making about Research Participation: Ethics Concepts and Empirical Data” [Pediatric Chief of Service]. New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, Sept 17, 2014.

    Miller VA. “Hope and Persuasion by Physicians during Informed Consent for Phase I Trials”  [lecture]. Bioethics Open Meeting, Children’s Oncology Group Fall Meeting, Dallas, TX. Sept 19, 2014.

  • Awards and Honors

    2009 Fellow, NICHD Summer Institute on Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development (June 21-26)

    1999-2004   Trainee, Research Training in Pediatric Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health (T32 training grant, Case Western Reserve University,
    5T32MH018830, PI: Drotar)

    1999 Recipient, Armington Research Program on Values in Children grant, Case Western Reserve University

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    2013 Guest Editor, AJOB Empirical Bioethics, Special Issue: “Contributions of Psychological Science to Empirical Bioethics”

  • Leaderships

    Memberships in Professional Organizations

    2014-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

    2006-present, Society for Research in Child Development

    1999-present, American Psychological Association