Research Scientist, AgeLab

Julie Miller, MSW, PhD is a Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab. Her work reflects over a decade of direct practice in the field of human services, teaching and program development in higher education, and applied aging research in clinical and academic settings. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work at Boston College, her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in gerontology from The University of California, Berkeley, and her Bachelors of Science from Northeastern University. Julie’s research contributes to forecasting the impact of demographic change in homes, workplaces, educational settings, and community spaces. Her co-authored academic works have appeared in Innovation in Aging, The Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, The Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, among others. She is particularly interested in leveraging qualitative and mixed methodologies to understand social science phenomena from a life course perspective. She co-founded and continues to contribute to the ongoing leadership of the MIT AgeLab 85+ Lifestyle Leaders panel and OMEGA (Opportunities for Multigenerational Engagement, Growth, and Action). Julie’s doctoral dissertation explored the role of student loan debt in longevity planning and family dynamics.

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