Research Scientist, AgeLab

Julie Miller, MSW, has a background in gerontological social work and mixed media production. Julie received her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology from The University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelors of Science from Northeastern University, where she studied Human Services and American Sign Language. She has since served in the following roles with older adults and their families: medical social work at Stanford Medical Center, clinical research-based yoga instructor at Kaiser Division of Research, and research assistant at The University of Connecticut Center on Aging. A social worker by training, Julie has a strong background in clinical case management with homeless and low-income older adults, volunteer coordination, and activity management with people of all ages in a variety of settings. Her work and travels have taken her far and wide, including India, Thailand, East and West Africa, Central America, the Middle East, Europe, as well as locally in the United States.

Julie is the director and producer of "Vibrant Aging" and "Vibrant Aging: Despite Everything," both nationally-screened films spurring new conversation about aging in America. Julie's films are fueled by her vision of innovative programming, aimed at enriching health, connections, and meaning in later life. Her training, employment, and over 5,000 hours of volunteer community service with people of all ages and backgrounds is woven into the creation of "Breaking the Ice," an elder-driven activities-based curriculum designed to deepen connections and build vibrant communities among older adults.

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