Margaret Byrne, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Tel: (305) 284-4427 
Fax: (305) 284-5716 


5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard 
Sociology Research Center 
Flipse Building 1st floor, Room 122


Margaret Byrne
Health Economics Research Group
Sociology Research Center
PO Box 248251
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0719


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Byrne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; she is affiliated with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UMMS  Bioethics Program. Previously, she held a position in the Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, Department of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and before that at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence, where part of her work involved an NSF fellowship in the use of financial incentives in healthcare.

Dr. Byrne’s current research interests focuses on the areas of decision making, disparities, cancer, and patient/healthcare interactions. Dr. Byrne recently developed a patient-centered decision aid to help cancer patients make improved decisions about participation in cancer clinical trials, with a specific focus on minority patients. She is also currently developing a lung cancer screening decision aid to for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. Dr. Byrne is investigating racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and point of treatment disparities in cancer diagnosis, survival and other outcomes using large merge databases; and, bring these results to the neighborhoods that are most affected by these disparities.

Dr. Byrne currently teaches Program Evaluation in the Master’s and PhD programs in the DPHS. In external activities, she serves as a grant peer reviewer for the Department of Veterans Affairs HSR&D program, National Institutes of Health, and National Science Foundation.