Courtney Miller, MSc
Center for Anatomical Sciences
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Ft. Worth, TX 76107
BFA in Theater, Hofstra University (2007)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Anthropology, Northwestern University (2012)
MSc in Palaeopathology, Durham University (2015)
Courtney is a third-year PhD student in the SARS program working with Dr. Menegaz. She is a biological anthropologist with a Master’s degree in Palaeopathology from Durham University. Her research interests include the interrelationship between structure and function in the craniofacial complex during growth and development and how craniofacial morphology and muscle biomechanics deviate from typical development in individuals with developmental disorders.
- Craniofacial bone mineral density during growth in mice with osteogenesis imperfecta.
- Musculoskeletal craniofacial evolution & developmental plasticity during early life oral motor skills development.
- Palate morphology variation during growth in mice with osteogenesis imperfecta.
- Muscle, cartilage, and bone microCT protocol of perinatal craniofacial growth in a mouse model of osteogenesis imperfecta.
- Parent-reported Pediatric Oral Motor Skills Surveys (POMSS) project.
- Effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on tongue pressures in infants.
- Collaborator with Dr. Hensel (PI) on AOA research funded project
2022: Chuang, YJ, Hwang, SJ, Buhr, KA, Miller, CA, Avery, GD, Vorperian, HK. Anatomic development of the upper airway during the first five years of life: A three-dimensional imaging study. PLOS ONE 17, e0264981. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0264981
2021: Werner, HM, Miller, CA, Tillman, KK, Wang, Y, & Vorperian, HK. Growth and sexual dimorphism of the hyoid bone and its relationship to the mandible from birth to 19 years: A three‐dimensional computed tomography study. The Anatomical Record, 304: 1901– 1917. doi:10.1002/ar.24594.
2021: Miller, CA, Hwang, SJ, Cotter, MM, & Vorperian, HK. Developmental morphology of the cervical vertebrae and the emergence of sexual dimorphism in size and shape: A computed tomography study. The Anatomical Record, 304(8), 1692-1708.
2020: Miller, CA, Lee, Y, Avey, GD, & Vorperian, HK. Head position classification of medical imaging studies: an assessment and development of a protocol. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 49(4), 20190220.
2019: Miller, CA, Hwang, SJ, Cotter, MM, & Vorperian, HK. Cervical vertebral body growth and emergence of sexual dimorphism: a developmental study using computed tomography. Journal of anatomy, 234(6), 764-777.
in progress: Miller CA, Murabito, L, Wright TR, McBride AH, Organ JM, Menegaz RA. Muscle function effects the development of craniofacial bone quality in an Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) mouse model
2022: Miller CA, Wright TR, McBride AH, Organ JM, Menegaz RA. Interrelationship Between Microstructure & Macrostructure in the Growing Hard Palate. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 36(S1), accepted. doi:10.1096/fasebj.2022.36(S1)
2021: Miller CA, Wright TR, McBride AH, Organ JM, Menegaz RA. Craniofacial bone mineral density during growth in mice with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) 35(S1).
………*1st Place Graduate Student Poster Awards, 1st Plac. Annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at Experimental Biology (EB), 2021 [Link to Awards Winners and Finalists]