University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Angela Byars-Winston, PHD



MADISON, WI 53715-2634

(608) 263-1731


  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California – MA in Counselor Education
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona – PhD in Counseling Psychology

Professional Activities

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 director of research and evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research, associate director in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, and faculty lead in the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research.

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. She received the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2014 Outstanding Woman of Color Award and is an elected Fellow in the American Psychological Association. Dr. Byars-Winston is a member of the STEM Equity Pipeline National Advisory Board and the National Academy of Sciences’ Board of Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) through which she served as chair of the 2019 consensus study on Effective Mentoring in STEMM.

Research Interests

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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.