Miriam (Mimi) Brinberg

Graduate Student Researcher

I am a doctoral student working under the mentorship of Dr. Nilam Ram. Broadly, my research interests are in advanced quantitative methods, and how those methods can be used to identify and understand the complexities of dyadic relationships and how these relationships contribute to health and well-being.I received my Bachelor’s of Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate, I spent three years working in Dr. Mitch Prinstein’s “Peer Relations” lab and completed a senior honors thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Patrick Curran.Currently, I am a trainee in the NRSA Institutional Predoctoral Training Program (T32) Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge (B2D2K) Training Program. I look forward to integrating analytic techniques across fields to better understand and quantify the dynamics of interpersonal relationships and their subsequent associations and effects on health.


Chiatti, A., Yang, X., Brinberg, M., Cho, M. Jung, Gagneja, A., Ram, N., et al.. (2017). Text Extraction from Smartphone Screenshots to Archive in situ Media Behavior. In The Knowledge Capture Conference. presented at the 12/2017, Austin, TX, USANew York, New York, USA: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/314801110.1145/3148011.3154468
Brinberg, M., Fosco, G. M., & Ram, N.. (2017). Examining inter-family differences in intra-family (parent–adolescent) dynamics using grid-sequence analysis.. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(8), 994 - 1004. presented at the Jan-12-2017. doi:10.1037/fam0000371
Ram, N., Brinberg, M., Pincus, A. L., & Conroy, D. E.. (2017). The Questionable Ecological Validity of Ecological Momentary Assessment: Considerations for Design and Analysis. Research in Human Development, 1411(3), 253 - 270. presented at the Mar-07-2017. doi:10.1080/15427609.2017.1340052
Brinberg, M., Ram, N., Hülür, G., Brick, T. R., & Gerstorf, D.. (2016). Analyzing Dyadic Data Using Grid-Sequence Analysis: Interdyad Differences in Intradyad Dynamics. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, gbw160. presented at the May-12-2018. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw160