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.
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 East Erie
Chicago, IL 60611
Education & Training
Honors & Awards
Pre-Doctoral Associated Health Rehabilitation Research FellowDepartment of Veterans Affairs, 1998 - 1999
Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Biomedical EngineeringWhitaker Foundation, 1993 - 1998
TreasurerInternational Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, US Chapter
MemberAmerican Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
Upper limb prosthesis design and control
Lower limb prosthetic gait analysis
NIH R01The Functional Importance of Powered Wrist Flexion for Upper Limb Prostheses. The overall goal of this project is to develop a safe and intuitive control system that predicts how the user wishes to ambulation. Role: Co-Investigator, 2018 - 2023
NIDILRR RERCTechnologies to Evaluate and Advance Manipulation and Mobility (TEAMM). The goal of TEAMM-RERC is to develop and evaluate robust technologies that target technology gaps, meet user need, and are designed for commercialization. Role: Co-Investigator, 2018 - 2023