Elizabeth Miller, PharmD
Assistant Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco Operations
Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), FDA
Dr. Elizabeth Miller recently rejoined the US FDA in March 2020. In her role as the Assistant Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco Operations, Dr. Miller provides leadership and managerial direction to ORA’s Office of Biologics Products Operations, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality Operations, Office of Medical Device and Radiological Health Operations, Office of Bioresearch Monitoring Operations, and the Tobacco Operations Staff.
Dr. Miller comes returns from the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) where she helped guide USP’s working relationship with the FDA. At USP, Dr. Miller was vice president, US Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, with responsibility to deliver executive leadership for developing and achieving USP’s US regulatory science and intelligence, government affairs, and public policy programs’ goals. She also created strategic change focused on impacts and results resulting from engagement with federal, state, and international regulators, as well as senior leadership in industry, academia, and patient-focused alliances.
Before rejoining USP in 2016, Dr. Miller began her federal career with FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) in 2007 in the Office of Unapproved Drugs and Labeling Compliance (OUDLC). She began her CDER career working on online pharmacy and health fraud issues, and ultimately served as the director for OUDLC’s Division of Nonprescription Drugs & Health Fraud.
Prior to federal service, Dr. Miller worked at USP as a scientific liaison on medication safety standards for nomenclature, labelling, and packaging, and as the director of drug information for the USP Drug Information publication. She started her pharmacy career working as a clinical pharmacist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.
Dr. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from The Johns Hopkins University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland.