Miriam Chernoff, MA, PhD, grew up in northern California and now lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is a statistician and an archaeologist/anthropologist who currently works as a biostatistician. She is interested in Near Eastern agricultural history and has contributed statistical expertise in the fields of HIV/AIDS, refugee mental health, psychology, minority health, and arthritis. Miriam loves to learn and has taken advantage of the Boston area, rich in educational resources, dabbling in languages, psychology, and writing courses. Her bachelor’s (psychology) and doctoral degrees (anthropology/archaeology) are from Brandeis University and her master’s degree in statistics is from the University of California at Berkeley. She also recently earned an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School. In addition to working at the Harvard FXB Center Miriam works at Harvard’s Center for Biostatistics and AIDS research.