Dr. Warren Miller

  • Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D. Social Work, Walden University, Barbara Solomon School of Social Work, Minneapolis, MN, May 2018 DISSERTATION: Effects of Stigma on the Use of Spirituality by Older Black Men Living with HIV
Committee Members: Scott Hershberger, Ph.D. (Chair), Douglas Crews, Ph.D., MSW, Alice Yick, Ph.D., MSW

Master of Social Work, Howard University, Washington, D.C., December 2009.

Bachelor of Social Work, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, August 2008.

Professional Associations

Professional and Academic Service

Boston University’s Faculty Education in Addiction Training (FEAT) Fellow, 2019

Member, Academic Standing Committee, Rhode Island College School of Social Work, 2019-Present

Member, Behavioral Health Engagement Team, Rhode Island College, 2019-Present

Member, Search Committee, Rhode Island College School of Social Work, 2019

Member, HOPE TEAM, Rhode Island College, 2019-Present

Member, Advisory Committee, Rhode Island College School of Social Work, 2019-Present

Member, Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Rhode Island College, 2018-Present

Ad-hoc Reviewer, AIDS Care Journal, 2018 – Present

Ad-hoc Reviewer, Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 2018 - Present

Treasurer, Howard University School of Social Work Alumni Association, 2016 – 2018

Seminar Coordinator and Planning Member, Big Brothas’ Network Gay and Bisexual Annual Pride, Irvington, NJ. 2012-Present

Professional Affiliations

 

Council of Social Work Education Member (CSWE)

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)​​

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Miller, W. L. (2019). Knowledge and attitudes on the use of telemental health technology among social work students. Manuscript in preparation.

Miller, W. L. (2019). Experiences of HIV stigma and spirituality of older black men living with HIV. Journal of Social Service Research. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01488376.2019.1582451.

Miller, W. & Fagen, J. (2008). Definitions and interpretations of spirituality in people living with HIV/AIDS in southeast Texas. Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research, 8, 1-26.

Publications

Miller, W. (2012). Transgender individuals: Can we help?​
https://www.socialworkerresource.com/articles/view.php?article_id=6911

Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Workshops

Social Work Supervision: Affirming Models with the LGBTQI Supervisee. Accepted presentation for the CSWE APM., Denver, CO. October 2019

 

Intersectionality of Age, Race, Gender, Health, and Sexual Minority Status: Addressing Experiences of Stigma with Aging Black Gay Men Living with HIV. 2019 National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS, Washington, D.C., May 2019

 

Aging with HIV: Experiences of Stigma and Spirituality. 2019 LGBT Elders in an Ever-Changing World Conference, Salem State University, Salem, MA. March 2019

 

The Application of Telemental Health in Social Work. Rhode Island College School of Social Work Field Education CEU Workshop. Providence, RI. January 2019.

 

Understanding the Experiences of HIV Stigma on the Use of Spirituality of Older Black MSM Living with HIV: A Phenomenological Study. Society of Social Work Research, San Francisco, CA. January 2019.

 

HIV Stigma on the use of Spirituality of Older Black MSM Living with HIV. Accepted
Presentation for the CSWE APM., Orlando, FL.  November 2018

HIV Stigma and Spirituality: What is the connection? Accepted Presentation for the Black Doctoral Network Conference., Charlotte, NC. October 2018

Exploring Experiences of HIV and Spirituality with Black MSM. Accepted presentation for the United States Conference on AIDS. Orlando, FL. September 2018

Affirming Practices and Models with the LGBTQI Supervisee. Presenter for the National Association of Social Workers National Conference. Washington, D.C., June 2018

HIV Stigma on the Spirituality of Older Black MSM Living with HIV. Presenter for the National Association of Social Workers National Conference. Washington, D.C., June 2018

Experiences of HIV Stigma on Spirituality of Older Black MSM Living with HIV. Dissertation Proposal Defense. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Walden
University, Minneapolis, MN, December 2017

Confronting the Crisis: Black MSM and HIV in Washington, D.C. Presented for Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center at Howard University Webinar, Washington, D.C., March 2012.

Miller, W & Frierson, D. Transgender Individuals: Can We Help? CSWE APM in Atlanta, Ga. (October 2011).   

Invited Presentations, Panel Discussion and Workshops

HIV/AIDS and Aging - Neurocognitive Effects, Stigma and the LGBTQI+ Population MATEC/University of Cincinnati: Intersectionality of Age, Race, Gender, Health, and Sexual Minority Status. Invited Speaker. June 2019.

 

Negative Effects of Bias, Stereotyping and Microaggressions. Rhode Island College School of Social Work. Providence, RI. February 2019

 

Panelist for The George Washington University LGBT Healthcare Provider and Community Organization Panel on best-practices and health outcomes for the LGBTQ populations. Washington, 
D.C., July 2018

The Ethical Use of Tele-therapy. Presenter for Howard University School of Social Work Ethics Training. Washington, D.C. June 2018.

Presenter and Panelist for Howard University School of Social Work Conference, Washington, D.C.: Addressing Black Men’s Health: The Time is Now Conference. HIV/AIDS and African Americans March 2018.

Highlights of Professional Experience

Contractor, E-Home Behavioral Care, Orlando, FL
July 2018-Present

Adult Psychotherapist II | Kaiser Permanente,Upper Marlboro, MD
February 2016- July 2018        

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Washington, DC
January 2013- March ​2016

Behavioral Health Manager
June 2015- March 2016

Psychiatric Social work supervisor
 November 2014 – June 2015

Lead Psychiatric Social Worker
January 2013 to November 2014

Clinical Social Worker & Ryan White Program Specialist                                         
Us Helping Us, People into Living, Washington, DC
2011 to 2015

Additional Experience:
Lecturer, “Healthcare and Social Work Practice,” Howard University (2016)
Social Worker, Catholic Charities, Washington, DC (2010-2012)
Program Manager for Housing People Living with HIV/AID, Transgender Health Empowerment, Inc. (2009-2011)

Courses

Social Work Practice

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Research Methods

Field Education Seminar

Introduction to Social Work

Human Sexuality

Social Work supervision 

Generalist Social Work Practice

Psychopathology

 

Grantsmanship Experiences

Co-Principal Investigator, Rhode Island Integrated Substance and Opioid Use Intervention Education Program, HRSA Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Professionals Grant, 2019-2022Amount Requested: $750,000. Pending.

Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Jayashree Nimmagadda, RI Foundation Behavioral Health Fund, Funded by RI Foundation, 2019-2022, Amount Awarded: $ 600,000.00

Principal Investigator, RICSSW Training Clinic without Walls training of health profession students, Faculty Development Research Grant Award, Rhode Island College, 2018-2019, Amount: $ 3,000.00

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act 2009, Part B Treatment Adherence Program. This grant was completed and received a budget of $250,000. 2011-2014

Minority AIDS Council (MAC AIDS), 2010 MAC AIDS Fund Grant for HIV/AIDS supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in supportive housing. Funds requested: $50,000. Awarded: $25,000 to Transgender Health Empowerment, Inc. 2010.

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work #60374

LICSW #LC50079618 in Washington, DC Recertification Date: 7/31/2019

LCSW-C #21496 in Maryland, Recertification Date: 10/31/2018

LCSW #0904009368 in Virginia, Recertification Date: 6/30/2019

LICSW ##ISW02855 in Rhode Island, Recertification Date: 5/1/2019

U.S. DOT Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Professional(SAP), #173229, Recertification Date: 02/2021

Blackboard Certification 

Distance Learning Certification