Nathifa Miller, JD, CDP, is the senior workforce development specialist for the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. She began her career more than 20 years ago as a practicing attorney. She specialized in working with families and children who were at risk of being involved in various “systems.” She provided expert legal advocacy and representation to specialized populations, in which she promoted, supported and applied a multidisciplinary approach to address the needs of the entire family. She worked across the state of Colorado. In addition, Nathifa developed various innovative programs such as the Prevention Partnership Program, where she served as the director. During this chapter of her career, Nathifa developed a passion for public health. In 2016, Nathifa accepted a position as the collective impact coordinator for Families Forward Resource Center.
In 2017, she transitioned seamlessly into her current role at the Center for Public Health Practice. Here, she coordinates all efforts to support advanced training and technical assistance for the Cancer Cardiovascular Pulmonary Disease and Health Disparities Grantees programs. As a certified diversity professional, she is involved in developing and implementing customized diversity, equity and inclusion training and technical assistance. Also, she continues in her court appointed position as vice-chair of the Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee in the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation.