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Mary Woods Byrne PhD, CPNP, FAAN

  • Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Professor of Health Care for the Underserved (in Nursing) and Professor of Anesthesiological Sciences (in Anesthesiology) at CUMC
  • Director, Center for Children and Families
My program of research focuses on assessment and early intervention for infants, toddlers and children and their caregivers at risk for sub-optimum development and inadequate parenting.

    Education & Training

  • DNP, Columbia University
  • MPH, Columbia University
  • PhD, Adelphi University

Contact Info

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2010-13: Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Clinical Research Center Scientific Advisory Committee (invited)
  • 2009-12: University Senate Faculty Affairs Committee
  • 2007-9: University Senate Housing Committee
  • 2006-8: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy Grants Review Committee (Chair)
  • 2004-5: University Senate Honors and Prizes Committee
  • 2003-9: School of Nursing Committee for Advancement
  • 2001-5: University Senate Education Committee
  • 2001-12: School of Nursing Committee for Appointment and Promotion
  • 1994-2000: School of NursingCurriculum Committee
  • 2003-present: American Academy of Nursing
  • 2003-present: American Public Health Association
  • 1990-92, 2004-p: Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 1988-1999: National League for Nursing
  • 1988-1994: Nightingale Society Honors Member and Fellow
  • 1968-present: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • 1966 - present: American Nurses Association

Honors & Awards

  • 2011: Fellow, The New York Academy of Medicine (elected by peer review)
  • 2010: Distinguished Research Scholar Award, Columbia University School of Nursing
  • 2007: Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children,
  • 2007: Emily Fenichel Award for Leadership in Zero-to-Three Field in New York (inaugural
  • 2007: Distinguished Nurse Researcher, Foundation of New York State Nurses
  • 2006: Recognition Certificate of Appreciation NYS Department of Correctional Services
  • 2005: Advisory Board, Institute for Parenting, Adelphi University (invited charter member)
  • 2003: Best of Journal Award, Profession and Society category, Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • 2003: Elected Fellow American Academy of Nursing
  • 2000-2003: Distinguished Writer/ Mentor, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Research Interests

  • Early infant and child development
  • Transdisciplinary teams
  • Effects of prison nursery on mother and child co-residents
  • Pediatric HIV-AIDS
  • Psychosocial morbidities in children
  • Pediatric pain management

NIH Grants

  • PRECISION IN SYMPTOM SELF-MANAGEMENT (PRISSM) CENTER (Federal Gov)

    Aug 16 2016 - May 31 2021

    SHARPIE: SHARED HEALTHY ALLIANCES FOR REFLECTIVE PARENTING/INTERVENTION EXTENDED. (Private)

    Oct 1 2016 - Sep 30 2017

    SHARED HEALTHY ALLIANCES FOR REFLECTIVE PARENTING (SHARP): TRAINING AND EARLY TRIALS. (Private)

    Oct 1 2015 - Sep 30 2016

    SHARED PARENTING: THE CAREGIVER CONNECTION (Private)

    Oct 1 2014 - Sep 30 2015

    THE ASIA INITIATIVE (Private)

    Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2015

    THE SILLS FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT (Private)

    Oct 1 2013 - Sep 30 2014

    MATERNAL AND CHILD OUTCOMES OF A PRISON NURSERY PROGRAM (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2001 - Dec 31 2013

    CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AWARD (Private)

    Dec 12 2011 - Dec 11 2013

    THE SILLS FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANT (Private)

    Oct 1 2012 - Sep 30 2013

    TRAINING NURSE SCIENTISTS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY & TRANSLATION AL RESEARCH IN THE UNDERSERVED (TRANSIT) (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2013

    CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN THE UND (Federal Gov)

    Sep 29 2007 - Jun 30 2013

Publications

  • Byrne, M. W., Goshin, L.S., & Blanchard-Lewis, B. (2012) Maternal separations during the reentry years for 100 infants raised in a prison nursery. Family Court Review. 50(1), 77-90.
  • Goshin, L.S. & Byrne, M. W. (2012) Predictors of post-release research retention and subsequent reenrollment for women recruited while incarcerated. Research in Nursing and Health 35(1), 94-104.. Available online November 21, 2011. DOI: 10.1002/nur.21451.
  • Ng’ang’a, N. & Byrne, M.W. (in press). Prioritizing professional practice models for nurses in low-income countries. Editorial. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
  • Byrne, M., Tresgallo, M., Saroyan, J., Granowetter, L., Valoy, G. & Schechter, W. (2011; online September 11, 2010) http://ajh.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/09/08/1049909110376626.) Qualitative analysis of consults by a pediatric advanced care team during its first year of service. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 28(2), 109-117. PMCID: PMC2942921 (available on 2011/7/1)
  • Byrne, M. W., Evan, E., Goshin,L.S., Erlich, M.D., Kim, J.H.J., Saroyan, J.M., & Zeltzer, L.K. (2011) Parent self-efficacy for managing pain in seriously ill children and adolescents nearing end of life. Palliative and Supportive Care, 9(2), 137-147.
  • Kearney, J. & Byrne, M.W. (2011) Planning with parents for seriously ill children. Preliminary results on the development of the parental engagement scale. Palliative and Supportive Care, 9(4), 367-376. DOI:10.1017/S147895151100381.
  • Borelli, J., Goshin, L., Joestl, S. Clark, J. & Byrne, M.W. (2010) Attachment organization in a sample of incarcerated mothers: Distribution of classifications and predictive associations with clinical symptoms, perceptions of parenting competency and social support.. Attachment and Human Development, 12 (4), 355-374. Doi: 10.1080/14616730903416971. PMCID: PMC2946896 (available after 2011/7/1)
  • Byrne, M., Goshin, L. & Joestl, S. (2010) Intergenerational transmission of attachment for infants raised in a prison nursery. Attachment and Human Development 12 (4), 375-393. Doi: 10.1080/14616730903417011. PMCID: PMC2942021 (available after 2011/7/1)
  • Smaldone, A., Byrne, M.W., & Honig, J. (2009) Does assessing sleep inadequacy across its continuum inform associations with child and family health? Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 23(6), 394-404.
  • Di Maggio, C., Sun, L.S., Kakavouli, A., Byrne, M.W. & Li, Guohua. (2009) A retrospective cohort study of the association of anesthesia and hernia repair surgery with behavioral and developmental disorders in young children. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 21(4), 286-291.

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov