Miriam Berger, MPH

Clinical Research Coordinator


Miriam is a clinical research coordinator, primarily working on Balance/Equilibrio, a bilingual pragmatic weight gain prevention trial among patients at safety net clinics.  She was previously a project coordinator at the Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research on several studies to improve retention in HIV care in NC. Over the past several 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 with a team that utilizes innovative approaches to change people’s health behaviors.

Miriam received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and her MPH from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a proud California native, but has made NC her home with her husband and two kids. She loves sushi, brunch and anything made with goat cheese or extra dark chocolate.

Favorite guilty pleasure: Books. Is that really a guilty pleasure though?

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.