May 27, 2022
David Miller received his secondary education at the University of New Brunswick, before studying at the University of Portsmouth in England, where he was also a NATO Science Postdoctoral Fellow. After university, he became head of the Fusarium mycotoxin program at Agriculture Canada. In 2000, he became a Professor and NSERC Research Chair in fungal toxins and allergens at Carleton University. In 2020, he was appointed Distinguished Research Professor. From 1999 to 2008, he was a visiting scientist and science advisor at Health Canada in the air health effects division. Dr. Miller helped to draft the guidelines for mold and dampness published by Health Canada. Over the past several decades, he has co-managed many large studies of housing and health including in First Nations Communities. Dr. Miller has published more than 350 papers on fungi and fungal toxins and has co-written 10 books on the public health aspects of exposures to fungi and has several patents.
He was a member of the Toxicology Study Selection and Review Committee that considers compounds nominated by the US Food and Drug Administration to the National Toxicology Program. He chaired a WHO panel on fungal toxins in developing countries and co-edited the final report Mycotoxin Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (2016). He was a member of the 83rd Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (WHO/FAO; 2016-18).
Miller has served on several committees on mold and dampness in the built environment, including on the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology committee. He was chief editor of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Green Book (2008, 2020) and Field Guide (1996, 2005) that lay out guidelines for addressing mold and dampness in public buildings.
Miller is an elected member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences. He received the AgExcellence Award from Agriculture Canada, the Toxicology Forum Scott Award for contributions to toxicology, the Applied Research Award from the Ottawa Life Sciences Council, an AIHA award for contributions to the field of industrial hygiene and the 2017 Award of Merit from the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association. In 2013, Miller was elected as a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. In 2016, he received the prestigious NSERC Synergy Award for his research partnership with JD Irving, Limited. In 2021, he received the inaugural Philip R. Morey award from the ACGIH for contributions to bioaerosol guidance. Dr. Miller is a member of the Toxicology Forum in Washington.