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Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne, PhD, CPNP, MPH, FAAN, holds an endowed professorship at Columbia University where she is the Stone-Fish Professor of Clinical Health Care for the Underserved. Dr. Byrne developed the foundations for research at the Columbia University School of Nursing and also established her own program of research which focuses on family-centered assessment and intervention for young children at risk. Populations of interest with which Dr. Byrne has conducted funded research include: HIV sero-reverter infants, infants raised in prison, children receiving primary care in low-income neighborhoods, seriously ill children, and young children undergoing surgery. Dr. Byrne has been funded repeatedly by the National Institutes of Health for independent investigator research and roles in P20 and P30 Centers. Dr. Byrne participates in interdisciplinary work groups and committees, is active in national and international professional organizations, and a much sought after mentor. She has been recognized as a charter member in the Columbia University Medical Center Garvey Teaching Academy, inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, named a Distinguished Writer in the mentoring program of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and awarded the inaugural Emily Fenichel Zero-to-Three Leadership award, the New York State Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award, and the international Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children.