2:30 p.m. – Dr. Milton Mills: Health Problems That Impact Minority Communities and How a Plant-Based Diet Can Reverse These Conditions
Milton R. Mills, M.D. graduated in 1991 from Stanford University School of Medicine and did his internship at the University of California-San Francisco, and completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
In the past, Dr. Mills has volunteered as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a North American group of doctors and laypersons dedicated to promoting improved health care, better and more appropriate nutrition, and higher standards in medical research. Dr. Mills currently works as a Critical Care physician and Internist in Washington, D.C. His broad experience specializing in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and HIV disease, and in the relationship between nutrition and chronic diseases has made him knowledgeable about the unique healthcare needs of all Americans, including minority populations and people facing the unique challenges of dealing with HIV infection.
As an African-American physician focusing on preventive medicine, Dr. Mills has delved into some of the environmental and societal influences affecting the health of African Americans and other racial/ethnic minorities, as the general population. Dr. Mills has lectured and given research seminars across the United States and in Mexico, Canada, Ireland and the UK on such topics as the negative impacts of meat and dairy consumption on human health; nutrition and HIV/AIDS; nutrition and cancer; and the dietary needs of all humans.
Dr. Mills’ papers on race and diet have appeared in the Journal of the National Medical Association.