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Suellen Miller, CNM, PhD
Suellen Miller, CNM, PhD

Director, Safe Motherhood Programs

[email protected]


Contact Information
Mailing Address:

550 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Academic Phone: (415) 476-5916
Academic Fax: (415) 597-5348
Research/Clinical Interests:

Safe Motherhood, Maternal Health, Evidence-Based Maternity Care

Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
1977 Meharry Medical School, Nashville, TN C.N.M. Nurse-Midwifery
1982 Antioch University West, San Francisco, CA M.A. Health Services Administration
1994 University of California, San Francisco Ph.D. Family Health Care/Nursing
Achievements & Recognition
Year Major Honors

Winner, Society of Medical Anthropology, Polgar Prize for: A Challenge of Cross-Cultural Clinical Trials Research:Â Case Report from the Tibetan Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 19 (3): 267-89.

2008 Recipient, UCSF RAP (Resource Allocation Program) Flexible Mini-Sabbatical Award. To further focus efforts more intensively on current NASG research. 7/1/08 - 6/20/09
2011 Winner, People's Choice Award for: Project mMitra: Voice messaging and animation service to improve MCH information access in rural India. Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, sponsored by the Gates Foundation, USAID, World Bank, Government of Norway and Grand Challenges Canada.
2009 GOOD Magazine. Labors of Love. Print issue 015, online: Article interviews Dr. Miller on the anti-shock garment and Dr. Stacie Geller on the blood collection drape.
2009 The Huffington Post. Science for Us, but Also for the World. Article highlights the Life Wrap as a simple innovative technology with great global potential. May 7, 2009
2009 Marin Independent Journal. Former Marin midwife saving lives of mothers in Africa. Article chronicles Dr. Miller’s evolving work with the Life Wrap. May 9, 2009
2009 Global Health Magazine. Low-tech saves lives. Article highlights the use of the Life Wrap in the Continuum of Care projects in Nigeria and India.
2010 Saving Mother’s Lives: Community and Clinical Action to Address Post Partum Hemorrhage. 22-minute training video for physicians and midwives on prevention, early identification, and treatment of PPH and hypovolemic shock. Director, Writer, Narrator and Technical Expert. Produced for Pathfinder, International
2010 Panel presentation on Media & Maternal Health, Premiere of No Woman, No Cry, an international maternal health documentary. Women Deliver Conference, Washington DC, June 8, 2010
2011 Panel presentation and screening of No Woman, No Cry, an international maternal health documentary. Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay Campus. March 17, 2011.

Dr. Suellen Miller's work on the LifeWrap is discussed in the New York Times "Science Times" Section: Small Fixes - Like a Wetsuit, but It Can Save a Hemorrhaging Mother -


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