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Dr. Miller's C.V.


Private Practice in Psychiatry
Solo Private Practice, Baltimore, Maryland
February, 1999 to present
Psych Associates (A private, multi-disciplinary group practice)
Towson, Maryland
October, 1992 to February, 1999

    Consulting Psychiatrist, part-time, September, 1998 to August, 2013
  Instructor in Psychiatry, School of Medicine, 1993-present
  Psychotherapy Supervisor to residents-in-training, 1998 to 2010 (dates are approximate)
SEXUAL BEHAVIORS CONSULTATION UNIT 1993-2005  (end date is approximate)
Responsibilities included supervising residents, doing patient evaluations, giving lectures to PGY-III residents, and medical student teaching

  President, 2009-2010
  Responsible for oversight of a state medical society with approximately 700 members

  Volunteer Psychiatrist, part-time
  March, 2007 to September, 2009

  Consulting Psychiatrist at Wyman Park Medical Center
  Part-time, September, 1998 to December, 2001

  Medical Director
  Catonsville, Maryland
Responsible for clinical oversight of a Community Mental Health Center and its satellite clinic which provide mental health services to approximately 1000 chronically mentally ill patients.  Responsibilities included direct supervision of the clinic's psychiatrists, oversight of all clinical and educational programs, and direct patient care including psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and crisis intervention.
Half-time.  April, 1995 to August, 1998

Staff Psychiatrist
Adult Outpatient Department
  Responsible for supervising therapists and for psychiatric evaluation and medication
  management of patients in a Community Mental Health Center.  Provided psychiatric 
  consultation to the general hospital emergency room.  Organized a case conference
  educational series and a psychopharmacology clinic for University of Maryland psychiatry
  Clinical caseload of half general adult psychiatric patients, half geriatric patients.
  Half-time.  October, 1992 - March, 1995

Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  Katrina Assistance Project
  Deployment to Baton Rouge and Houma, Louisiana
  November 3, 2005 to November 15, 2005

  Hands Across the Americas
  Volunteer mission to Cusco, Peru
  July, 2015


Residency Training in Psychiatry
July, 1989 to September, 1992

Internship in Internal Medicine
July, 1988 to July, 1989


Doctor of Medicine, May, 1988

Clerkships included Inpatient Psychiatry at The Payne Whitney Clinic, The Institute of
Pennsylvania Hospital, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Ambulatory Care at The Indian
Health Service, Chinle, AZ; The Pain Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering; and a Research
Rotation in Psychiatry at the San Francisco Veterans Administration.

Bachelor of Arts Degree.
  Double major in the Biological Basis of Behavior and Psychology.
  Summa Cum Laude,  December, 1983

Extensive Experience on the Intersection of Psychiatry and New Media
Co-founder of The Accessible Psychiatry Project, with Annette Hanson, M.D. and Steven R. Daviss, M.D.

Encouraging dialogue about psychiatry across media.

Mission Statement:
The Accessible Psychiatry Project  strives to encourage dialogue about psychiatric disorders and their treatment in order to explore issues of controversy and misunderstanding in our field.  Through open dialogue, in both new media and print, we hope to foster discussion about the work psychiatrists do, and to decrease stigma associated with the treatment of mental disorders.

Components of The Accessible Psychiatry Project include:

Shrink Rap: a blog by psychiatrists, for psychiatrists.  April, 2006- present—currently over 2,000 posts on a wide variety of mental health topics.
                      Shrink Rap:  http://psychiatrist-blog.blogspot.com/ 
                      Nominated for Best New Medical Blogs: WebLogs  Awards 2007
                      Shrink Rap gets approximately 6,000 pageviews  per week – over 3.5 million total pageviews, over 21,000 comments.  Readers are not limited to psychiatrists.
Shrink Rap Today: a collateral blog on the Psychology Today Website.
Committed: a blog on the Psychology Today Website
Shrink Rap News: a blog and print column for Clinical Psychiatry News, circulation 40,000.

My Three Shrinks  podcast : http://MyThreeShrinks.com/    
                      November, 2006 - present, 69 episodes aired,10,000 downloads/month
                      Featured on the iTunes Medical Podcasts Webpage

ShrinkRapRoy Twitters about technology and healthcare.
ClinkShrink Twitters about issues pertaining to psychiatry and the law.
ShrinkRapDinah Twitters mostly on mental health issues.
Facebook: Shrink Rap Book page

Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work, co-authored with Annette Hanson, M.D. and Steven R. Daviss, M.D.,  Johns Hopkins University Press,  Baltimore, 2011,
See http://shrinkrapbook.blogspot.com/ for book reviews, links to radio shows, and for more information on The Accessible Psychiatry Project

Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care, with Annette Hanson, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Press, November, 2016


1984  Research Assistant, Full-time,
Obesity Research Group
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Responsibilities included assisting with a study of very-low-calorie diets and literature research pertaining to the County Health Improvement Program, under the direction of Dr. Albert J. Stunkard.

Shrager, EE, Wadden TA, Miller D, Stunkard AJ, Stellar E:
Compensatory Intra-meal Responses of Obese Women to Reduction in the Size of Food Units.
Abstracts: Society for Neuroscience, 1983.

Summer, 1983  Mellon Fellowship in Psychiatry for Undergraduates
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
Assisted Dr. Leonard H. Epstein with designing and running a study of conditioned immune response in mice.

1982-1983  Research Assistant, Part-time.
Obesity Research Group, University of Pennsylvania
Responsible for a study of restrained eating in obese women.

1981-1982            Research Coordinator, Part-time.
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Assisted Dr. Paul Rozin with preliminary work for a study of endogenous opiate systems in the preference for chili pepper and other initially adverse foods.

Summer, 1979  Participant, Summer Institute in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
National Science Foundation


American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow

 Maryland Psychiatric Society
 President, Maryland Psychiatric Society, April, 2009- April, 2010
 Executive Committee: Secretary-Treasurer: April, 2007- April 2008
                                        President-Elect: April, 2008- April, 2009
                                        Council Chair: April, 2010- April, 2011
Chair, Communications Committee, April, 2010- 2013; responsible for creating the MPS   
                                        member listserv which serves 200 psychiatrists in Maryland
Member of the Women's Committee, early to mid 1990’s
Co-Chair of the Women's Committee 1996-1999
Member, Medicaid Managed Care Task Force (Med Chi), Spring 1998
Editor, The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 1999 to Spring, 2003
Participant in the mentoring program, 2002- 2005
Council member, 2003, elected for a two-year term, reelected 2005
Member, Legislative Committee, 2004-2010, 2013- 2016
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, 1999-2010
Member, MPS Book Club, 2010- present

Clinical Psychiatry News, Editorial Board Member, 2014- present
Participant, The Pro Bono Counseling Project, 2002 to present
Offering uncompensated clinical services to patients without resources

Red Cross certification in Disaster Mental Health, March, 2002

Attended Robert McKee’s Story Seminar, New York City, October 24-26, 2003

Johns Hopkins University Masters in Writing Seminars, non-degree student,  Fiction Techniques class taught by Mark Farrington, Fall, 2006


Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Presented twice yearly to the PGY-3 residents rotating through the Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital. 1993-1996.

Psychotherapeutic Issues in Adoption
Sinai Hospital's Case Conference Series, January 25, 1995
Southwestern's Lunch and Lecture Series, October 12, 1995

Psychopharmacology Basics for the Non-Psychiatrist Clinician
Baltimore County Bureau of Mental Health/ Core Service Agency
Topics in Mental Health, April 18, 1996

The Presentation of Patient Cases in an Academic Setting
Southwestern’s Lunch and Lecture Series, April 17, 1996

Depression in Women Over Forty
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Educational Seminar
Martin's West, Catonsville, Maryland; October 31, 1998

Telling Stories: The Psychiatrist as Novelist
Symposium organizer and chairperson
American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting
New York City;  May 3, 2004

The Medical Liability Crisis: The Impact: The Impact on Our Community’s Health Care
Provider Town Meeting, Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, September 13, 2004
Speaker for Psychiatric Services.

Maintaining a Private Practice
Maryland Psychiatric Society, Resident Career Fair, Mt. Washington Conference Center
January 26, 2006

On-Line Communities
Panelist and speaker for an Issue Workshop
American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C., May 5, 2008

NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio show with Neal Conan, May 3, 2011
Shrink Rap’ Gets Psychiatry Off the Couch, with Dr. Steven R. Daviss
Link: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/03/135957783/shrink-rap-psychiatry-beyond-the-couch

The Accessible Psychiatry Project: The Public Face of Psychiatry
Workshop speaker
American Psychiatric Association’s Annual meeting
Honolulu, HI, May 18, 2011

Luncheon Speaker, Johns Hopkins Club
October 11, 2011

Guest, WYPR, Midday radio show with Dan Rodricks, January 16, 2012

 The Public Face of Psychiatry
 Speaker, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD, March 8, 2012

 Matters of the Mind
 Panel Speaker, Annapolis Book Festival, April 21, 2012

Blogging, Podcasting, and Writing Books for the Public: A Guide for the Perplexed Symposium Presenter, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, May 6, 2012

Psychiatrists and the New Media: Taking Control of our Specialty’s Public Image
Workshop Speaker, American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, May 8, 2012

The Public Face of Psychiatry
24th Suicide Prevention Conference, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Catonsville, Maryland, October 3, 2012

Shrink Rap: Author dialogue, with co-authors Annette Hanson and Steven Daviss
The New York Public Library, mid-Manhattan branch
December 6, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Psychiatry But Were Afraid to Ask
Johns Hopkins University Odyssey Program, Mini-Medical School Series
Baltimore, Maryland, September 12, 2013

Al Jazeera America, television appearance on Consider This, with Time Magazine reporter Eliana Docterman and host, Antonio Mora, discussing Video Game Addiction. 
November 15, 2013

Global News Canada, television appearance via Skype on a news segment on video game addiction.
January 14, 2014

Are You A Sitting Duck: On-line Psychiatrist Reviews
Symposium Presenter at the American Psychiatric Association Annual meeting,
New York, May, 2014
Toronto, May, 2015

CSPAN-2 Book TV Interview
Filmed December 9, 2015, aired January 20, 2015

Access to Care: When You're Down and Out, Finding a Psychiatrist isn't
Always Easy.
University of Maryland
Department of Psychiatry Cultural Diversity Day
March 17, 2016

Sirius XM Satellite Radio, “Tell Me Everything” hosted by John Fugelsang,
Interview on involuntary psychiatric treatment with co-author Dr. Annette Hanson
November 21, 2016.

The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio,
The Debate Over Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment
With Annette Hanson and Pete Earley, November 29, 2016, Washington, D.C.

Forward Motion with Karen Allyn
Montgomery Community Television, Inc.
Taped January 17, 2017

On the Record with Sheilah Kast, WYPR, Baltimore
The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care
With Annette Hanson, January 19, 2017


Non-fiction books

Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work, with Annette Hanson, M.D. and Steven Roy Daviss, M.D. Johns Hopkins Univeristy Press,  May, 2011.
Media reviews of this book can be found at http://shrinkrapbook.blogspot.com/

Committed: The Battle Over Forced Psychiatric Care, with Annette Hanson, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Press. November, 2016.

Fictional Works

"My Father's Son" in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, XVI:1, Fall, 1998.
Monday At The Charm, AmErica House Publishers, June, 2001.
Home Inspection, Giraffe House Press, Summer, 2012
Mitch & Wendy:  Lost in Adventure Land, Giraffe House Press, Summer 2012
Double Billing, Giraffe House Press, Summer, 2012

Other Print Publications

“Passwords”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2000, Vol. 27, No. 2.
“J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr. Named Chairman of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins”  The Maryland Psychiatrist,  Summer, 2002, Vol. 29, No. 1.
“Talking with Dr. Roca”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2003 Vol. 30, No.1. 
“No Simple Cure for Malpractice Woes.”  Op-ed section, The Baltimore Sun, July 15, 2004
“Awaiting Brood X”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2004, Vol. 31, No 1.
 “Fish Versus The Mentally Ill”  The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 2005, Vol. 31, No. 3.
“My Sox-obsessed Husband.” Op-ed section, The Boston Globe, August 31, 2005.
 Book Review of The Interview Room by Roderick Anscombe, The American Journal of Psychiatry, December, 2005.
“Going for the Gold,” Introspection article, The American Journal of Psychiatry, January, 2006, Vol. 163, No 1.
“MPS Psychiatrist Aids Katrina Relief” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Winter, 2006, Vol. 32, No.2.  Article features Dr. Cheryl Person discussing her experiences immediately after Hurricane Katrina.  This article won an Honorable Mention from the American Psychiatric Association.
Reflections of a Katrina Psychiatrist, submitted to Westover Consultants as field notes for use in a SAMHSA Summit regarding the Katrina Assistance Project
 Talking with Dr. PrescottThe Maryland Psychiatrist, Fall, 2006, Vol. 33, No. 1.

“Ask the Experts” column “Why is it comforting to discuss problems with others?  Scientific           

                    American Mind, August, 2008.

“Keeping Up with Anita Everett,” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Winter, 2010
“10.8%: Understanding the Trends In Psychotherapy Research,” Clinical Psychiatry News, August, 2011
“Friend Me? Psychiatrists and Social Networking, Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2011
“Keeping Up with Dr. Angelino,” The Maryland Psychiatrist, Spring, 2012
“A Mockery of Medicine,” with Dr. Annette Hanson: Op Ed article on Maryland’s proposed Medical Marijuana legislation, The Baltimore Sun, March 9, 2012.
“Strip Searching of Psychiatric Patients Must Stop,” Clinical Psychiatry News, June, 2012.
“When Children Divorce Their Parents,” Clinical Psychiatry News, October, 2012

“Bills to keep guns out of the hands of psychiatric patients pose risks: Requiring psychiatrists to report on their patients could discourage some to get help,” The Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2013

“Gun Control Stampede Misguided,” with Pete Earley, USAToday, March 3, 2010.
“Boston, Sandy Hook, and heartache,” Clinical Psychiatry News, September, 2013.
 “The Delicate Balance of Self-Disclosure.” Clinical Psychiatry News, July, 2013.
“Answering to Anti-psychiatry’s Protestors, Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2013.
“Rethinking Bipolarity,” Clinical Psychiatry News, Supplement on Bipolar Disorder,   
 December , 2013.
“Antipsychotics and the psychiatrist’s dilemma,” Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2014.
“Distinguishing the killers among us,” Clinical Psychiatry News, June, 2014.
“The stigma of being a shrink,” Clinical Psychiatry News, August, 2014.
“Actor’s suicide could raise awareness,” Clinical Psychiatry News, September, 2014.
“Suicide hotline calls up after Robin Williams’ death, Clincial Psychiatry News, October, 2014.
“NFL player gets a grip on personaility disorder,” Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2014.
“The surprisingly high cost of Abilify,” Clinical Psychiatry News, December, 2014.
Daviss, S., Hanson, A., & Miller, D. (2015). My three shrinks: Personal stories of social media exploration. International Review of Psychiatry (Abingdon, England), 27(2), 167–173. http://doi.org/10.3109/09540261.2015.1027672

“Tackling the Involuntary Treatment Controversy,”  Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2015.
“What factors keep us from seeing patients?” Clinical Psychiatry News, April, 2015.
“APA’s support of Murphy bill is disheartening,” Clinical Psychiatry News, May, 2015.
“H.R. 2646: The difference 2 years makes,” Clinical Psychiatry News, July, 2015.
“Single Session Psychiatry at 11,000 feet,” Clinical Psychiatry News, September, 2015.
“Does psychiatric treatment prevent suicide?” Clinical Psychiatry News, November, 2015.
“Should SSRI’s be sold over the counter?” Clinical Psychiatry News, January, 2015.
“Understanding the Deeds’ family tragedy,” Clinical Psychiatry News, February, 2016.
“An interview with film director Paul Dalio, Clinical Psychiatry News, March, 2016.
“Catching up on brain stimulation with Dr. Irving Reti,” Clinical Psychiatry News, May, 2016.
“Peter Kramer returns to his role in defending antidepressants in Ordinarily Well,” Clinical  
 Psychiatry News, August, 2016.
“Why psychiatrists’ opinions about politicians shouldn’t matter,” Clinical Psychiatry News,
 September, 2016.
“Don’t Repeal Obama’s Modest Gun Limit,” The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 2017
“Tragedy again spotlights mental illness,” Baltimore Sun, March 8, 2017

Online Publications
Shrink Rap – well over 2,100 posts
Shrink Rap News on the Clinical Psychiatry News Website
   Link: http://www.mdedge.com/clinicalpsychiatrynews/shrink-rap-news
Shrink Rap Today on Psychology Today – columns at irregular intervals.
Committed on Psychology Today. Link: https://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/dinah-miller-md
KevinMD – medical blog
-Tips to Find a Good Psychiatrist, December 29, 2010
-Can I be a Doctor with Bipolar Disorder, February 25, 2011
-Predicting How Much Impact Mental Illness has in a Person’s Life, May 11, 2011
-Psychotherapy from the Psychiatrist’s Point of View, July 20, 2011
-Are Psychiatrists Rushed, Uncaring, and in it Only for the Money, July 25, 2011
-Psychiatry Residents Need to Learn Psychotherapy, August 1, 2011
-Angry Birds: A Psychiatrist Explains the Addiction, August 12, 2011
-When Applications Ask About Your Psychiatric History, November 30, 2011
-Ask Your Doctor Smart Health Questions, June 26, 2012
-How Medicare Will Devalue the Work of Psychiatrists, November 29, 2012
-When Lifestyle Issues Kill; another take on the Statin Issue, December 2013

Pete Earley – mental health advocacy blog
-We’ve Lost Hope; Dr. Dinah Miller of Shrink Rap Responds to Parents

Johns Hopkins University Press Blog: “Beating the Winter Blues,” February 2, 2012
Johns Hopkins University Press Blog: “Behind the book Dr. Dinah Miller on Committed,” November 2, 2016. 

YouTube: produced a Four-Part Series: How to Use the New CPT Codes for 2013 using iMovie, GarageBand, and PowerPoint; over 3,700 views, posted December, 2012

Married with two children and one dog
Board Certified in Psychiatry
Medical License in the State of Maryland