Vivian J. Miller


Vivian J. Miller

Position: Assistant Professor of Social Work
Phone: 419-372-7920

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2019

CFDR Primary Research Area: Social Relationships and Well-Being

Dr. Miller's research examines mental health of isolated older adults (e.g., residents of nursing homes, home-bound community-dwelling); transportation equity and access; gerontological social work; minority aging; low-income older adults.

Recent Publications:

Schuman, D., Woody, D., Parekh, R., Fields, N.L., & Miller, V. J. (Forthcoming). A mixed-methods study of a pilot e-mentorship program for MSW students. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Xu, L., Fields, N., Miller, V. J., He, H., & Vasquez-White, T. (Forthcoming). The roles of ‘grandparents’ in Foster Grandparent Program from the perspective of Chinese immigrant older adults in the United States. Activities, Adaptation & Aging. doi: 10.1080/01924788.2020.1769947

Miller, V. J. & Lee, H. (Forthcoming). Social work values in action during COVID-19 [Letter to the Editor]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2020.1769792

Hamler, T., English, S., Beltran, S.J., & Miller, V. J. (2020). A reflection of and charge to the gerontological social work: Past pandemics and the current COVID-19 crisis [Letter to the Editor]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2020.1766629

Fields, N.L., Miller, V. J., Cronley, C., Hyun, K., Khademi, S., & Reza Ramezanpour Nargesi, S. (2020). How can interdisciplinary teams leverage emerging technologies to respond to transportation infrastructure needs? A mixed-methods evaluation of civil engineers, urban planning, and social workers’ perspectives. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. doi: 10.1016/j.trip.2020.100110

Miller, V. J. (2020). The experience of transportation to visit a nursing home resident: A case study. Social Work in Health Care. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2020.1756556

Beltran, S. & Miller, V.J. (2019). Breaking out of the silo: A systematic review of university level gerontological curricula in social work and nursing programs. Journal of Social Work Education. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2019.1656689

Miller, V.J., Murphy, E.R., Cronley, C., Fields, N.L., & Keaton, C. (2019). Student experiences engaging in interdisciplinary research collaborations: A case study for social work education. Journal of Social Work Education. doi: 10.1080/10437797.2019.1627260

Miller, V.J., Nahar, S., Praetorious, R., & Rivedal, J. (2019). The art of living with chronic health conditions. Illness, Crisis, & Loss. doi: 10.1177/1054137319857088

Twis, M., Miller, V.J., Cronley, C., & Fields, N. (2019). Collecting qualitative data through text messaging among individuals experiencing transportation disadvantage: A multiple case study report. Journal of Technology in Human Services. doi: 10.1080/15228835.2019.1599766

Fields, N., Cronley, C., Mattingly, S.P., Murphy, E., & Miller, V.J. (2019). ‘You are really at their mercy’: Examining the relationship between transportation disadvantage and social exclusion among older adults through the use of innovative technology. Transportation Research Record. doi: 10.1177/0361198119839969

Miller, V.J. & Hamler, T. (2019). A value-critical policy analysis of the nursing home reform act: A focus on care on African American and Latino residents. Social Work in Health Care, 58(5), 471-493. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2019.1587660

Fields, N., Xu, L., & Miller, V.J. (2019). Caregiver burden and desire for institutional placement – the roles of positive aspects of caregiving and religiosity coping. The American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias. doi: 10.1177/1533317519826217

Miller, V.J. (2018). Investigating barriers to family visitation of nursing home residents: A systematic review. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 62(3), 261-278. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2018.1544957

Miller, V.J., Killian, M.O., & Fields, N. (2018). Caregiver identity theory and predictors of burden and depression: Findings from the REACH II study. Aging & Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1533522

Hamler, T., Miller, V.J., & Petrakovitz, S. (2018). Chronic kidney disease and older African American adults: How embodiment influences self-management. Geriatrics, 3(52). doi: 10.3390/geriatrics3030052

Fields, N.L., Adorno, G., Felderhoff, B., Parekh, R., Miller, V., Magruder, K., & Rogers, K. (2018). The social construction of “emerging elders”: Implications for age-friendly community assessments. Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, 4, 1-7. doi: 10.1177/2333721418784844

Miller, V.J., Fields, N., Adorno, G., & Smith-Osborne, A. (2017). Using the eco-map and ecosystems perspective to guide skilled nursing facility discharge planning. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 60(6-7), 504-518. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2017.1324548