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Education and Training
PhD Adelphi University
DNP Columbia University
MPH Columbia University

Mary Byrne, PhD, DNP, MPH, CPNP
Stone Foundation and Elise D. Fish Professor of Health Care for the Underserved in Nursing

Research/Clinical 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

pain management for children

See Dr. Byrne's web site
Center for Children and Families

Selected 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.
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

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

Professional Memberships
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

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