Miriam Berger, MPH

Project Coordinator


Miriam is the Project Coordinator on the Balance/Equilibrio study, a pragmatic trial to improve weight maintenance among overweight/obese patients in safety net clinics throughout North Carolina. She was previously a Project Coordinator at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at DGHI on several studies to improve retention in HIV care in NC. Over the past four years at Duke, she has discovered her love for work that combines research methods and project management – with the goal of engaging community partners to address health disparities. She is excited to work on a project that utilizes innovative ways to change people’s health behaviors.

Miriam received her B.A. in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.P.H. in Community Health Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a very proud California native, but has made NC her home in the past several years with her husband and two kids. She loves anything made with goat cheese and extra dark chocolate.

In Miriam’s words:

Favorite TV guilty pleasure: Anything that Tina Fey writes, produces or in which she is an actor. She is so awkwardly funny.

Finish this sentence: If I wasn’t working in global digital science, I would be…A travel or food writer. Or a traveling food writer. Combines two of my favorite things!

The best place to eat in Durham is: M Sushi downtown. The fish is apparently flown in from all over the world several times a week and is so fresh and creatively prepared.