Miriam (Mimi) Brinberg

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Assistant Professor

School of Communication

The Ohio State University

My (she/her/hers) research focuses on examining interpersonal interactions in everyday life and developing methods to better understand those interactions. The overarching theme of my research is describing the dynamics of interpersonal interaction – in face-to-face and computer-mediated contexts – and how those dynamics are associated with individual and relational characteristics.

In my work, I apply and advance “traditional” dyadic methods and work with intensive longitudinal data from interactions in the lab, ecological momentary assessments, and unobtrusive digital monitoring (e.g., long sequences of temporally ordered screenshots, text messages).

Ultimately, the goal of my work is to shed light on the “black box” of conversations and daily interpersonal interactions that are central to consequential interpersonal processes.


Brinberg, M., Ram, N., Wang, J., Sundar, S. S., Cummings, J. J., Yeykelis, L., & Reeves, B. (2023). Screenertia: Understanding “Stickiness” of Media Through Temporal Changes in Screen Use. Communication Research, 50(5), 535–560. https://doi.org/10.1177/00936502211062778
Reeves, B., Ram, N., Robinson, T. N., Cummings, J. J., Giles, C. L., Pan, J., Chiatti, A., Cho, M., Roehrick, K., Yang, X., Gagneja, A., Brinberg, M., Muise, D., Lu, Y., Luo, M., Fitzgerald, A., & Yeykelis, L. (2021). Screenomics: A Framework to Capture and Analyze Personal Life Experiences and the Ways that Technology Shapes Them. Human–Computer Interaction, 36(2), 150–201. https://doi.org/10.1080/07370024.2019.1578652
Brinberg, M., Ram, N., Yang, X., Cho, M.-J., Sundar, S. S., Robinson, T. N., & Reeves, B. (2021). The idiosyncrasies of everyday digital lives: Using the Human Screenome Project to study user behavior on smartphones. Computers in Human Behavior, 114, 106570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2020.106570
Ram, N., Yang, X., Cho, M.-J., Brinberg, M., Muirhead, F., Reeves, B., & Robinson, T. N. (2020). Screenomics: A New Approach for Observing and Studying Individuals’ Digital Lives. Journal of Adolescent Research, 35(1), 16–50. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558419883362
Chiatti, A., Cho, M. J., Gagneja, A., Yang, X., Brinberg, M., Roehrick, K., Choudhury, S. R., Ram, N., Reeves, B., & Giles, C. L. (2018). Text extraction and retrieval from smartphone screenshots: building a repository for life in media. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 948–955. https://doi.org/10.1145/3167132.3167236
Chiatti, A., Yang, X., Brinberg, M., Cho, M. J., Gagneja, A., Ram, N., Reeves, B., & Giles, C. L. (2017). Text Extraction from Smartphone Screenshots to Archive in situ Media Behavior. Proceedings of the Knowledge Capture Conference, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1145/3148011.3154468