Angela Byars-Winston

Position title: Director of Research and Evaluation


Phone: (608) 263-1731

Center for Women's Health Research
700 Regent Street, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53715-2634


Professor (tenured) (Career Development for Faculty and Students in Science, Medicine, and Engineering)
Primary Specialty: Counseling Psychology
Graduate School: Arizona State University
Internship: University of Maryland College Park

Research Interests

Angela Byars-Winston is a Full Professor in the University of Wisconsin (UW) Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Byars-Winston’s research examines cultural influences on career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, and medicine. Dr. Byars-Winston is Principal Investigator on NIH R01 grants to measure and test critical factors in research mentor training interventions and measure and intervene on research mentors’ cultural diversity awareness. She is co-investigator on the NIH’s National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant through which she is leading a U01 grant to test the effectiveness of the Culturally Aware Mentoring intervention.

Dr. Byars-Winston was selected as a 2011 Champion of Change by the White House through President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative, is a recipient of the UW 2014 Outstanding Woman of Color Award, the 2018 John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research, and is an elected Fellow in the American Psychological Association. She is a member of the STEM Equity Pipeline National Advisory Board and a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board of Higher Education and Workforce, through which she is chair of a commissioned study on effective mentoring in STEMM fields. Dr. Byars-Winston completed a predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Maryland, College Park and received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She was a KL2 scholar at ICTR in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

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