Laura Miller, CP, PhD

Laura Miller, CP, PhD

Prosthetist
Associate Professor
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About Me

Dr. Miller is a prosthetist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University. She currently provides patient care in the Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinical Center and is involved in research on the control and fitting of advanced upper-limb prostheses at the Center for Bionic Medicine.

Dr. Miller has multiple publications in the areas of normal human locomotion, lower limb prosthetics and high-level upper-limb prosthetic fittings. She is a member of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics and the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and its Midwest Chapter. She is also a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the American Society of Biomechanics. She is an American Board Certified and Illinois licensed prosthetist. 

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    1988 - 1992
    Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University
    1992 - 2003
    Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
    1999
    Prosthetics Certificate, Northwestern University

Honors & Awards

  • Pre-Doctoral Associated Health Rehabilitation Research Fellow
    Department of Veterans Affairs, 1998 - 1999
  • Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering
    Whitaker Foundation, 1993 - 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • Treasurer
    International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, US Chapter
  • Member
    American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Senior Member
    IEEE

Research Interests

  • Upper limb prosthesis design and control
  • Lower limb prosthetic gait analysis
  • Osseointegration prostheses