Judith S. Miller, PhD, MS

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Judith S. Miller, PhD, MS, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a senior scientist and training director in the Center for Autism Research at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Diagnosis and classification issues in ASD and how they relate to clinical practice and studies of etiology
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Psychology - Primary Children’s Medical Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Postdoctoral Fellow - Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate Degree

MS in Psychology - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Child and Family Psychology - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Titles and Academic Titles

Senior Scientist, Training Director, Center for Autism Research

Staff Psychologist

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services



Pinto D, Pagnamenta AT, Klei L, Anney R, Merico D, Regan R, et al. Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorders. Nature. 2010 Jul 15;466(7304):368-72. Epub 2010 Jun 9.

Allen-Brady K, Robison R, Cannon D, Varvil T, Villalobos M, Pingree C, Leppert MF, Miller J, McMahon WM, Coon H. Genome-wide linkage in Utah autism pedigrees. Mol Psychiatry. 2009 May 19. [Epub ahead of print].

Farley M, McMahon W, Fombonne E, Jenson W, Miller J, Gardner M, Block H, Pingree C, Ritvo E, Ritvo R, Coon H. Twenty-year outcome for individuals with autism and average or near-average cognitive abilities. Autism Res. 2009 Apr;2(2):109-18.

Glessner JT, Wang K, Cai G, Korvatska O, Kim CE, Wood S, et al. Autism genome-wide copy number variation reveals ubiquitin and neuronal genes. Nature. 2009 May 28;459(7246):569-73. Epub 2009 Apr 28.

Wang K, Zhang H, Ma D, Bucan M, Glessner JT, Abrahams BS, et al. Common genetic variants on 5p14.1 associate with autism spectrum disorders. Nature. 2009 May 28;459(7246):528-33. Epub 2009 Apr 28.

Bilder D, Pinborough-Zimmerman J, Miller J, McMahon W. Prenatal, perinatal, and neonatal factors associated with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2009 May;123(5):1293-300.

White T, Miller J, Smith GL, McMahon WM. Adherence and psychopathology in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009 Feb;18(2):96-104. Epub 2008 Sep 20.

Allen-Brady K, Miller J, Matsunami N, Stevens J, Block H, Farley M, Krasny L, Pingree C, Lainhart J, Leppert M, McMahon WM, Coon H. A high-density SNP genome-wide linkage scan in a large autism extended pedigree. Mol Psychiatry. 2009 Jun;14(6):590-600. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

Kirkman NJ, Libbey JE, Sweeten TL, Coon HH, Miller JN, Stevenson EK, Lainhart JE, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS. How relevant are GFAP autoantibodies in autism and Tourette Syndrome? J Autism Dev Disord. 2008 Feb;38(2):333-41. Epub 2007 Jun 20.

Libbey JE, Coon HH, Kirkman NJ, Sweeten TL, Miller JN, Stevenson EK, Lainhart JE, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS. Are there enhanced MBP autoantibodies in autism? J Autism Dev Disord. 2008 Feb;38(2):324-32. Epub 2007 Jun 22.

Pinborough-Zimmerman J, Satterfield R, Miller J, Bilder D, Hossain S, McMahon W. Communication disorders: Prevalence and comorbid intellectual disability, autism, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2007 Nov;16(4):359-67.

Lee JE, Bigler ED, Alexander AL, Lazar M, DuBray MB, Chung MK, Johnson M, Morgan J, Miller J, McMahon WM, Lu J, Jeong EK, Lainhart JE. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of White Matter in the Superior Temporal Gyrus and Temporal Stem in Autism. Neurosci Lett. 2007 Sep 7;424(2):127-32. Epub 2007 Aug 6.

Libbey JE, Coon HH, Kirkman NJ, Sweeten TL, Miller JN, Lainhart JE, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS. Are there altered antibody responses to measles, mumps, or rubella viruses in autism? J Neurovirol. 2007 Jun;13(3):252-9.

Alexander AL, Lee JE, Lazar M, Boudos R, DuBray MB, Oakes TR, Miller JN, Lu J, Jeong, EK, McMahon WM, Bigler ED, Lainhart JE. Diffusion tensor imaging of the corpus callosum in Autism. Neuroimage. 2007 Jan 1;34(1):61-73. Epub 2006 Oct 4.





Miller JS, Ozonoff S. (2010). Asperger Syndrome. In E Hollander, A Kolevzon & J Coyle (Eds.), American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.


Utah Autism Technical Assistance Manual Committee (J Miller, Member), Utah Autism Technical Assistance Manual. Utah State Office of Education, 2006.


Clark E, Jenson WR, Miller JN. (2005). Autistic Spectrum Disorders. In S Goldstein & CR Reynolds (Ed.), Handbook of Neurodevelopmental and Genetic Disorders in Adults (pp. 225-242). New York City: Guilford Press.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2009- present, Reviewer, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
2008- present, Reviewer, Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities
2002- present, Reviewer, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders