Daphne Miller

Daphne Miller, MD, is a practicing family physician, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco and Research Scientist at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. For the past fifteen years, her work has focused on aligning agriculture and conservation with human health.


Dr. Miller is the founder of the Health from the Soil Up Initiative, which brings together experts from medicine, public health and agriculture, to build a “health sensitive” food system from the soil up. Miller is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School and completed her family medicine residency and an NIH-funded primary care research fellowship at University of California San Francisco.  She was as a Senior Advisor for Prevention Institute, is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and Nature at Oakland Children’s Hospital, the UC Berkeley Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity and the Edible Schoolyard Foundation and a past Fellow at the Berkeley Food Institute and the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.


Miller was a science contributor to the Washington Post and continues to write for scientific peer-reviewed publications and the popular press. She has written two books about food, agriculture and health: The Jungle Effect, The Science and Wisdom of Traditional Diets (HarperCollins 2008) and Farmacology, Total Health from the Ground Up (HarperCollins 2013).  Farmacology appears in four languages and was the basis for the award-winning documentary In Search of Balance. She is working on a new book that will have something to do with soil.


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