Dr. Brinkhoff is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Art History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

During her undergraduate training she studied film at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She received her medical degree in 2004 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and completed residency training at the Lincoln Family Medicine Program in 2007. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is on staff at all Lincoln hospitals.

She is married with three children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as visiting art museums and traveling.