Rawlings Miller has more than 14 years of experience in climate change and air pollution research and policy as well as 2 years of experience as an engineer. She has participated in a range of projects involving assessment of climate impacts on current national programs and policies, synthesis of climate change vulnerability studies, development of long-range weather data sets for climate risk assessments, atmospheric modeling of the impact of aerosols and air quality, and emission modeling for varying regulation scenarios. She supports a number of clients in utilizing climate science to analyze observed and projected impacts associated with climate variability within the United States and internationally.
Dr. Miller has provided technical support and direction to climate change impact and adaptation projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). She supports EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Division through providing estimates of health impacts and benefits, such as changes in skin cancer mortality, skin cancer incidence, and cataract, associated with the implementation of the 1987 Montreal Protocol and the associated amendments. Utilizing her aerosol background, she has authored summaries describing black carbon’s role in climate and is currently the technical lead of an international comparison of black carbon inventories across North America. In 2009, Dr. Miller was awarded the Alan G.K. Solbert Project Excellence Award, a project management award at ICF, for her participation as part of the technical management team of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards EIS. Dr. Miller also developed and instructed climate and pollution courses at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Through this effort, she has acquired skills necessary for communicating complex scientific topics for public consumption.
Dr. Miller has a Ph.D in Atmospheric Sciences from Arizona University and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University.