- San Diego State University, San Diego, California – MA in Counselor Education
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona – PhD in Counseling Psychology
Dr. Angela Byars-Winston is a tenured faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine. She is also the inaugural Chair of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Diversity Science, associate director in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, and faculty lead in the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research.
Dr. Byars-Winston has received numerous awards for her research on advancing diversity goals and mentorship in STEM fields. In 2011, Dr. Byars-Winston was selected as a Champion of Change by the White House through President Obama's Winning the Future initiative for her research efforts to diversify science fields. In 2022, she was the recipient of the Innovation in Mentorship Research award from the Association of Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Byars-Winston chaired the National Academies of Sciences’ 2019 consensus study report, The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM. She is an elected Fellow in the American Psychological Association and is currently an appointed member of the NIH National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council.
Dr. Byars-Winston’s research examines cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for women and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the aim of broadening their participation in STEM fields.
She was the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant to measure and test critical factors in research training interventions for mentors of ethnically diverse mentees in biological science. She co-led an NIH R01 grant to investigate and intervene on research mentors’ cultural diversity awareness, and was a co-investigator on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Phase 1 grant from the NIH in the Mentor Training Core. She is currently the principal investigator in NRMN Phase 2 leading the Culturally Aware Mentorship initiative.