Dr. Mary Byrnes

Mary Byrnes, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist, Surgery


Dr. Mary Byrnes is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Byrnes earned her PhD in 2009 from the Department of Sociology at Wayne State University where she was a NIA/NIH predoctoral fellow in Aging and Health at the Institute of Gerontology.  As a sociologist of aging and the lifecourse, Dr. Byrnes is a qualitative methodologist and her work focuses on the profession of surgery, quality-of-life for patients, and inequalities. More specifically, her research explores the relationship between inequalities in the profession of surgery and what this means for patients receiving surgical care.

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