Who We Are

Miller Scientific Consulting is a full-service, boutique contract research organization that specializes in strategic development, management, analysis, and reporting of medical research.

We provide operational flexibility to provide clinical development services on a stand-alone basis or as part of an integrated full-service solution. At MSC, we are committed to partnering with companies that develop innovative technologies for the improvement of human health. Our customers include medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, dietary supplement, academic, and government organizations as well as physicians in private practice, group practice, or hospitals. We combine therapeutic expertise, decades of industry know-how, and unparalleled service and responsiveness to provide our customers with customized solutions that can stand up to rigorous scientific and regulatory evaluations.

Larry Miller, PhD
Founder & President

Larry Miller, PhD founded Miller Scientific Consulting in 2009. Dr. Miller brings almost 20 years of clinical research experience with executive appointments in medical device, contract research organization, academic, and government organizations. Dr. Miller has expertise in study design, biostatistics, clinical trial methodology, publication planning and execution, and regulatory issues. He received his PhD in Applied Physiology from Virginia Tech with dual emphasis in cardiovascular medicine and orthopedics. Dr. Miller has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and serves as a reviewer and statistical advisor for over 30 medical journals.

Valerie Miller
Vice-President, Operations and Quality Assurance

Valerie Miller manages day-to-day operations and leads the development and execution of quality assurance services for Miller Scientific Consulting. Mrs. Miller has 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry with expertise in data management, quality assurance, and software development and validation. Prior to joining MSC, Valerie held leadership positions at WL Gore, a cardiovascular medical device company, and NARBHA, a managed health care organization.




Morgan Stewart, PhD
Consultant, Biostatistics

Morgan Stewart, PhD brings over 30 years of biostatistical experience, including data management, statistical programming, and data analysis. Her previous appointments include Amgen, Matrix Pharmaceutical, Favrille, AME-Lilly, and Ista Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Stewart’s areas of therapeutic expertise include oncology, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, neonatology, and rheumatology. Her most recent areas of research are in the use of probiotics and supplements for weight loss, optimization of serum lipid levels, energy enhancement, nutrition, and prevention of infectious disease. Dr. Stewart received her MS and PhD degrees from UCLA, specializing in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Clint Hagen, MS
Consultant, Biostatistics

Clint is a seasoned biostatistician specializing in biomedical research study design through analysis. His experience spans across academic research and the medical device industry. Clint has led the biostatistical efforts on multiple successful IDE studies, post-marketing studies, and registries. Mr. Hagen has significant experience in observational research as well. In addition to his work at MSC, Clint currently is a lead biostatistician for neurocognitive impairment studies at Mayo Clinic. Clint earned a BA in statistics from the University of Minnesota–Morris and an MS in biostatistics from the University of Oklahoma.


William Herbert, PhD
Consultant, Cardiovascular Medicine

William Herbert, PhD is a professor emeritus in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech. He has 30 years of experience directing cardiac rehabilitation and health-fitness programs, teaching, and conducting research in applied and clinical exercise physiology. He received his Ph.D. degree from Kent State University in Exercise Physiology. He is an ACSM certified Director of Rehabilitative Exercise Programs, ACSM Vice-President and Member of its Board Trustees, and Chair of the ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice Board. Dr. Herbert is also on editorial review boards for the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Journal of Medicine & Sports, and Clinical Exercise Physiology. He has authored approximately 100 technical and research articles and has co-authored a book, chapters, and journal articles dealing with standards of care and safety in exercise programs, exercise electrocardiography, circulatory responses to exercise, and the effects of exercise on bone strength.


Cheryl Wagoner, MS
Consultant, Regulatory Affairs

Ms. Wagoner is a recognized regulatory affairs and quality assurance expert with over 20 years of professional experience working in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. She has experience as a microbiologist and lab chemist, as a director of Regulatory, Quality, Clinical, and Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, and as a regulatory/quality consultant. She has developed and maintained quality systems, managed project teams and departments, and successfully obtained marketing clearance or approval for medical devices in the United States and various international markets including Europe, Canada, Korea, India, China and personal import for Japan. She has also helped companies obtain ISO Certification and CE marking under the European Medical Device Directives. Ms. Wagoner earned her Master of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).

Linda Coombs
Consultant, Quality Control & Quality Assurance

Mrs. Coombs brings 30 years of experience in Quality Assurance with biotechnology and device industries, with emphasis on risk analysis, effective corrective action plans, and data integrity solutions. She specializes in software and network auditing projects to comply with FDA and global regulatory requirements. Mrs. Coombs holds a BS in Biology/Chemistry and is certified as a Certified Software Vendor Auditor and holds an American Society for Quality (ASQ) certification.