Dana Ribeiro Miller, MDiv, LCSW, ACHP-SW | NYU Long Island School of Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Faculty Dana Ribeiro Miller, MDiv, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Dana Ribeiro Miller, MDiv, LCSW, ACHP-SW

As a medical social worker and an educator at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, I advance students’ understanding of how healthcare and humanity intersect and teach students that a more equitable, responsive, and reflective healthcare system would benefit us all.

Social workers advocate for the vulnerable among us, and there is an innate vulnerability in being a patient. As a medical social worker, I am entrusted to help people integrate their lives outside the hospital and their reality within it.

I specialize in palliative care and am deeply committed to the mandate of helping patients and families see themselves beyond the confines of an illness or bodily trauma. I believe in helping care teams see and treat patients in their totality and not as collections of symptomologies. Understanding the patient and family in context of the larger world—not narrowly within the scope of their illness—is essential to providing high-value care.

Providing care to the whole person is a standard we should all hold ourselves to, especially in communities where quality of care and access to care is limited.

Education and Training

  • MS, Columbia University School of Social Work, Social Work, 2014
  • MDiv, Union Theological Seminary, Religion & Psychology/Social Ethics, 2014
  • BS, Rutgers University–Douglass College, Sociology/Psychology, 2001
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, New York State
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker, National Association of Social Workers
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification, Adelphi University School of Social Work
  • Social Work Fellow, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
  • Dr. Maurice V. Russell Fellowship for Medical Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work






Academic Office

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics
222 Station Plaza North
Mineola, NY 11501