Vivian J. Miller, Ph.D., MSSA, LMSW

Dr  Vivian J  Miller

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-7920
Email: millevj@bgsu.edu

Bio

Dr. Vivian J. Miller, LMSW, is an Assistant Professor in Social Work and License Master Social Worker (LMSW) with practice experience working across the continuum of care. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and originally from Cleveland, OH, Dr. Miller is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University's Master of Science in Social Administration (MSSA) program. Dr. Miller’s research interests are in Gerontological- Social Work. Her work explores various factors that impact the mental health of particularly vulnerable and isolated older adults (e.g., residents of nursing homes, low-income older adults, minority elders) with a primary focus on the Social Determinants of Mental Health, including transportation, social supports, and social connectivity. Dr. Miller has received funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Institutes on Transportation and Communities (NITC) in support of her interdisciplinary research that examines transportation access and opportunities on at-risk, vulnerable older adults. Dr. Miller has numerous articles and book reviews accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals including: Transportation Research Record, Journal of Social Work Education, Aging & Mental Health, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, and Social Work in Health Care. Dr. Miller has presented her research at conferences at the national- and international- level (i.e., GSA, CSWE, TRB, SWSD).