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Ivan W. Miller, Ph.D.


Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Program Director, Psychosocial Research Program




Brown University Research Website

Research Interests

Dr. Miller is Director of the Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. He has expertise in a number of areas including mood disorders and suicidality, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and clinical trials and multi-site studies. He has been continuously funded by NIH for over 25 years for his work on developing and implementing interventions for patients with severe mood disorders. He has been principal investigator of four major clinical trials utilizing cognitive-behavioral treatments, as well as investigator on seven other trials of CBT, including several multi-site CBT trials.

Selected Publications

Miller, I., Keitner, G., Ryan, C. Uebelacker, L., Johnson, S., & Solomon, D. (2008). Family Treatment for Bipolar Disorder: Family Impairment by Treatment Interactions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 69, 732- 740.

Miller, I., Keitner, G., Ryan, C., Solomon, D., Cardemil, E., & Beevers, C. (2005). Treatment matching in the post- hospital care of depressed inpatients. American Journal of Psychiatry.162, 2131-2138.

Miller, I., Solomon, D., Ryan, C. & Keitner, G. (2004). Does adjunctive family therapy enhance recovery from bipolar I mood episodes? Journal of Affective Disorder2, 82, 431-436.

Miller, I.W., Norman, W.H., Keitner, G. I., Bishop, S.B., & Dow, M.G. (1989). Cognitive behavioral treatment of depressed inpatients. Behavior Therapy, 20, 25-47.

Miller, I.W., Norman, W.H., & Keitner, G.I. (1989). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of depressed inpatients: 6 and 12 month follow-up. American Journal of Psychiatry, 146, 1274-1279.

LaFrance, W.C., Keitner, G., Papandonatos, G., Blum, A., Machan, J., Ryan, C. & Miller, I. (in press). Pilot Pharmacological Randomized Controlled Trial for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures, Neurology.

LaFrance, C., Miller, I., Ryan, C., Blum, A., Solomon, D., Kelly, J., & Keitner, G. (2009), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 14, 591-596.

Detwiler-Bedell, J., Friedman, M., Leventhal, H., Miller, I., Leventhal, E. (2008). Integrating co-morbid depression and chronic physical disease management: Identifying and resolving failures in self- regulation. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 1426-14446.

Solomon, D., Keitner, G., Ryan, C., Kelly, J., & Miller, I. (2008). Preventing Recurrence of Bipolar I Mood Episodes and Hospitalizations: Family Psychotherapy plus Pharmacotherapy versus Pharmacotherapy Alone. Bipolar Disorders, 10, 798-805.

Stein, M., Anderson, B., Solomon, D., Herman, D., Brown. R., Ramsey, S. & Miller, I. (2005) Reductions in injection-related HIV risk behaviors among depressed active drug users. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 31, 417-432.

Beevers, C. & Miller, I. (2005). Unlinking negative cognition and symptoms of depression: Evidence of a specific treatment effect for cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,, 73, 68- 77.

Stein, M., Solomon, D. Herman, D., Anderson, B. & Miller, I. (2004). Pharmacotherapy plus psychotherapy for treatment of depression in active injection drug users. Archives of General Psychiatry, 61, 152- 159.

Friedman, M., Detweiler-Bedell, J., Leventhal, H., Home, R., Keitner, G., & Miller, I. (2004) Combined psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Clinical Psychology Research and Practice 11, 47-68.

Brown, R.A., Kahler, C., Niaura, R., Abrams, D., Sales, S., Ramsey, S., Goldstein, M., Burgess, E., & Miller, I.W. (2002) Cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression in smoking cessation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69, 471-480.

Miller, I.W., Norman, W. & Keitner, G.I. (1999). Combined treatment for patients with ÒDouble Depression.Ó Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics,, 68, 180-185..