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OSAP Panelist: Dr. Shelly Miller, PhD

Dr. Miller, University of Colorado

Dr. Shelly Miller, PhD is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and a faculty member of the interdisciplinary Environmental Engineering Program, teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. She researches indoor air quality (IAQ), assesses exposures to air pollutants, and develops and evaluates IAQ control measures.

Dr. Miller’s body of work has been highly influential. She has helped shape guidelines from the CDC for buildings previously on, among other things, upper-room UV germicidal irradiation. In the COVID-19 era especially, Dr. Miller has worked with a range of interdisciplinary researchers and helped lead to measures designed to save lives and improve human health.

Most recently, she was part of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission Task Force on Safe Work, Safe School, and Safe Travel. This is a report that describes specific benefits of actions taken regarding indoor air quality that will greatly improve safety during this pandemic, and provides solid direction to avoid unhelpful and costly errors in making those improvements. It also describes extended benefits beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Miller has received research funding from the EPA, the CDC, NIOSH, the NSF, the NIH, ASHRAE, HUD, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and a wide range of private foundations and industry sponsors.

Also, Dr. Miller can do headstands, which is very impressive to most of us here at Vaniman.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Dr. Miller on our upcoming OSAP panel on indoor air quality for the dental industry, and precisely how dentists can improve their spaces for better health.

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