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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

Contact Information

Brienne Miner, MD, MHS

Mailing Address

  • Geriatrics

    333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208025

    New Haven, CT 06520-8025

    United States



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 symptom of dyspnea, insomnia, and hypersomnia (daytime sleepiness). Her current research examines sleep deficiency, a global construct considering deficits that arise from insufficiency 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)
  • Residency
    Yale University (2016)
  • Geriatric Fellowship
    Yale University (2016)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2009)
  • BS
    McGill University (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
New Investigator AwardAmerican Geriatrics Society2018
Travel AwardSleep Research Network2017
Butler-Williams ScholarNational Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging2015

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