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Brienne Miner, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor; Vice Chief for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Internal Medicine; Member, Research Career Development Committee; Early Career Faculty Working Group, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center; Junior Faculty Liaison, Research Committee

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Brienne Miner, MD, MHS

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Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Research: Dr. Miner is an internist who completed subspecialty training in geriatric medicine, sleep medicine, and postdoctoral research training in clinical epidemiology and aging-related research. She is interested in the evaluation and management of symptoms in older adults, and whether a model that takes into account a broad array of impairments is more predictive of symptoms than the traditional disease model, where symptoms are thought to arise from specific diseases. Dr. Miner’s prior work focused on the symptoms of dyspnea, insomnia, and hypersomnia (daytime sleepiness). Her current research examines sleep deficiency, a global construct considering deficits that arise from impairments in sleep duration, quality, and/or timing. She uses self-reported and objective measures to describe this phenomenon in older adults with and without cognitive impairment.

Education & Training

  • Sleep Medicine Fellowship
    Yale University (2017)
  • MHS
    Yale University (2016)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
    Yale University (2016)
  • Geriatric Fellowship
    Yale University (2014)
  • Chief Resident
    Yale University (2013)
  • Residency
    Yale University (2012)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2009)
  • BS
    McGill University, Biology (2003)


  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Alternative Treatment Approaches
    Zoom 2024
    Yale Geriatrics Grand Rounds
  • Agreement Between Actigraphy, an Electroencephalography-Measuring Headband and Polysomnography in Older Adults
    Indianapolis, IN, United States 2023
    Sleep Meeting
  • The Association of Nocturia and Napping with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Older Adults with Insomnia and/or Daytime Sleepiness
    Indianapolis, IN, United States 2023
    Sleep Meeting
  • Symptom Trajectories in Older Persons During and After COVID Hospitalization
    Long Beach, CA, United States 2023
    American Geriatrics Society Annual Conference
  • Evaluating Sleep Deficiency in Older Adults
    Kansas City, KS, United States 2023
    Kansas University Medical Center Multidisciplinary Sleep Conference
  • Evaluating Sleep Deficiency in Older Adults
    Zoom 2022
    Joint Yale-Harvard Conference
  • Sleep Deficiency in Older Adults: Causes, Consequences, and Discordant Assessments
    Virtual presentation of Keynote Address 2022
    Northwestern Pepper Center Rounds
  • Positive Sleep Discrepancy: Prevalence and correlates
    Charlotte, NC, United States 2022
    Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) Annual Meeting
  • Insomnia Severity and Daytime Sleepiness in Older Caregivers versus Older Non-Caregivers
    Orlando, FL, United States 2022
    American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Sleep in the Elderly; Insomnia: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Classification; Pharmacologic Treatment for Insomnia
    Pre-recorded lectures and ran live Audience Response System sessions. (2019-2021)
    American College of Chest Physicians Sleep Medicine Board Review
  • Self-Reported and Actigraphic Short Sleep Duration in Older Persons
    San Antonio, TX, United States 2019
    SLEEP Annual Meeting
  • Self-Reported and Actigraphic Long Sleep Duration in Older Persons
    Portland, OR, United States 2019
    American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Subjective-Objective Sleep Discrepancies in Older Adults
    Baltimore, MD, United States 2018
    SLEEP Meeting
  • Subjective and Objective Sleep Disturbances Correlate Poorly in Older Adults
    Orlando, FL, United States 2018
    American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Insomnia Symptoms Over Time in Persons Aged 75 and Older
    Boston, MA, United States 2017
    SLEEP Annual Meeting
  • Prevalence of Insomnia and Associated Risk Factors Among Community-Dwelling Persons Aged >75 years
    San Antonio, TX, United States 2017
    American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Thinking Differently About Dyspnea: Beyond Cardiorespiratory Impairments
    Portland, ME, United States 2017
    Geriatrics Day Symposium
  • A Geriatric Approach to Dyspnea
    Long Beach, CA, United States 2016
    Symposium for the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting
  • Predicted Probability of Dyspnea in Community-Dwelling Older Persons: Beyond cardiorespiratory impairments
    San Francisco, CA, United States 2016
    American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Tideswell Scholar Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging Program2023
Travel AwardPaul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders in Aging Annual Meeting2019
New Investigator AwardAmerican Geriatrics Society2018
Young Investigators Research ForumAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation2018
Travel AwardSleep Research Network2017
Trainee Merit Based AwardSleep Research Society2017
Leadership WorkshopSleep Research Society2017
Junior Reviewer ProgramJournal of the American Geriatrics Society2017
Butler-Williams ScholarNational Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging2015

Professional Service

American Academy of Sleep Medicine FoundationAd-hoc mentored reviewer2023 - 2024
Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyEditorial Board Member2023 - Present
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence CenterReviewed applications for the Early Career Exchange Program.2022
American Academy of Sleep Medicine FoundationReviewed grants submitted for the Strategic Research Award.2021
American Geriatrics Society Junior Research Faculty Special Interest GroupChair2020 - 2022
SLEEPReviewer2019 - Present
Journal of Clinical Sleep MedicineReviewer2017 - Present
Sleep Research SocietyMember2016 - Present
American Academy of Sleep MedicineMember2016 - Present
Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyReviewer2016 - Present
Behavioral Sleep medicineReviewer2016 - Present
BMJ OpenReviewer2016 - Present
Journal of Gerontology: Medical SciencesReviewer2016 - Present
American Geriatrics SocietyMember2013 - Present

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