Assistant Clinical Professor

Miles HarrisMiles Harris (he/him) is a trans and nonbinary-identified family nurse practitioner and an assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. In a unique clinician educator role, Harris provides patient care as director for Gender-Affirming Care at UC Davis Health as well as leads classroom instruction for School of Nursing students. In these roles, he leads efforts to expand and improve health care for transgender and gender-nonbinary patients while also preparing health care professions students in gender-affirming care. 

In addition to his clinician educator roles, he is also the lead provider for gender-affirming care at One Community Health, a federally qualified health center in Sacramento. Harris’s research focuses on the sexual and reproductive health needs of transgender and gender-nonbinary people. He is an advocate for the integration of gender-affirming care with primary care and has trained health care students and providers across the United States.

Previously, Harris served a family nurse practitioner in several community clinics in Sacramento and New York, providing reproductive and gender-affirming health care. He earned a Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at New York University College of Nursing, where he was recognized as the College’s Overall Distinguished Master’s Student for 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in an accelerated second degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Biology and Studio Art from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Harris’ most recent journal publications include articles in The Nurse Practitioner, Journal of Gynecologic Surgery and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was also a contributing author to the textbook Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers (fifth edition), which was named American Journal of Nursing 2021 Book of the Year. He has led numerous lectures and keynotes across the nation on gender-affirming hormone therapy, contraception and fertility, and other topics related to care for transgender and gender-nonbinary patients.

Harris serves many professional organizations as a volunteer, mentor or member, including a role as academy mentor with the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM). He is also a certified AAHIVM HIV specialist.