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Margaret  Byrne

Margaret Byrne, PhD

Program: Health Outcomes and Behavior

Research Program: Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

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  • Overview

    My research efforts are dedicated to developing, evaluating, and implementing tools that help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about complicated medical decisions in full consideration of the ethical, psychosocial, and economic factors impacting the decision.


    • Health Outcomes and Behavior
    • Thoracic Oncology
    • Health Outcomes & Behavior Program

    Education & Training


    • University of Florida, PhD - Economics
    • University of Florida, MS - Zoology


    • National Science Foundation - Ethics
  • Research Interest

    My research efforts are dedicated to developing, evaluating, and implementing tools that help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about complicated medical decisions in full consideration of the ethical, psychosocial, and economic factors impacting the decision. Research Interests: The three main areas of my current research arise from my graduate training in Economics (PhD), and a post-graduate NSF fellowship in ethics. Each of these areas will be briefly described below. Medical Decision Making: At its core, economics concerns itself with decision making: how people make decisions about activities and allocate resources to yield the greatest utility for themselves and others. My own research interests in the area of decision making current focus on how we can help patients and providers make decisions in preference sensitive situations. That is, when there is no “one right” decision for all patients, and so patients’ preferences and values should be central or at least considered in the decision. The two areas that I am currently most focused on in this type of research are: 1) decisions about participation in a cancer clinical trial; and 2) decisions about screening for lung cancer. In both of these areas, decision making is often compromised by lack of information, non-consideration of patient values, or both. I and colleagues have developed interactive decision aids which aim to help individuals and patients make more informed decisions that align with the patient’s preferences. Other topic areas in my decision making research have included: 1) decisions about eating shell fish and going to the beach during a Florida Red Tide; 2) decisions about pregnancy in HIV infected women; 3) decisions about screening for colorectal cancer; and 4) decisions about medical versus surgical interventions for knee osteoarthritis. Evaluation of Health Care Interventions: As a health economist, I am interested in the overall issue about where it is most important and useful for us to put resources to improve health care (by whatever measure we chose to use to evaluate improvements in health care). Specifically, in this area I have collaborated on a wide range of health care projects and interventions with the goal of determining the resource utilization (costs) and cost-effectiveness of these interventions. Such information is basic and essential in determining optimal resource all location and improving health care. Examples of specific interventions where I have assessed costs and cost-effectiveness include: 1) provision of diabetic retinopathy screening in a community setting; 2) provision of different forms of cervical and colorectal cancer screening in the community; 3) costs of secondary conditions in women with severe disabilities; 4) provision of diabetic outpatient treatment; and 5) costs and output of Institutional Review Boards in health research, among others. Ethical Issues in Research My background in ethical issues in health research was born from my interest in the use of financial incentives in health care situations. Early on in my career, I and a colleague published a number of economic modeling papers looking at the effect of financial incentives in: 1) End of life treatment; 2) Organ donation; 3) Participation in medical research; and 4) Promotion of prevention health care use. From the specific focus on the use of financial incentives in trials, I completed a 1 year NSF funded fellowship in which I studied ethical foundations broadly, and ethical issues specifically related to health care and use of financial incentives (for example, the possible roles of coercion and exploitation for example). I have been involved with bioethics research directly or indirectly for all of my career after that, with empirical studies including: 1) the effective of financial incentives in substance abuse treatment research; 2) the potential use of financial incentives to reduce the therapeutic misconception in research studies; and a variety of genomic studies which included both ethical concerns and patient decision making aspects.

  • Publications

    • Turner K, Kim DW, Gonzalez BD, Gore LR, Gurd E, Milano J, Riccardi D, Byrne M, Al-Jumayli M, de Castria TB, Laber DA, Hoffe S, Costello J, Robinson E, Chadha JS, Rajasekhara S, Hume E, Hagen R, Nguyen OT, Nardella N, Parker N, Carson TL, Tabriz AA, Hodul P. Support Through Remote Observation and Nutrition Guidance (STRONG), a digital health intervention to reduce malnutrition among pancreatic cancer patients: A study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2024 Apr.38:101271. Pubmedid: 38440777. Pmcid: PMC10910065.
    • Mason NT, Joshi VB, Adashek JJ, Kim Y, Shah SS, Schneider AM, Chadha J, Jim HSL, Byrne MM, Gilbert SM, Manley BJ, Spiess PE, Chahoud J. Cost Effectiveness of Treatment Sequences in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma. Eur Urol Oncol. 2023 Jun.6(3):331-338. Pubmedid: 36797084.
    • Brown SC, Aitken WW, Lombard J, Wang K, Rundek T, Byrne MM, Toro M, Nardi MI, Kardys J, Parrish A, Szapocznik J. Precision Greenness and Stroke/Transient Ischemic Attack in 249,405 US Medicare Beneficiaries. J Stroke. 2023 Jan.25(1):173-176. Pubmedid: 36592966. Pmcid: PMC9911840.
    • Abrams GA, Ware D, Byrne MM, Hecht EM. Risk stratification of adolescents for the screening of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Pediatr Obes. 2022 Sep.17(9):e12924. Pubmedid: 35501286.
    • Medina-Ramirez P, Casas L, Sutton SK, Calixte-Civil P, Brandon KO, Martinez U, Meade CD, Byrne MM, Brandon TH, Simmons VN. Hispanic/Latinx Ethnic Subgroup Differences in Sociodemographic, Sociocultural, and Smoking Characteristics in a Cessation Trial: An Exploratory Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 Oct.24(10):1589-1596. Pubmedid: 35366328. Pmcid: PMC9575968.
    • Christy SM, Livingstone AS, Byrne MM. Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a decision aid versus an informational website to promote clinical trial decision-making among cancer patients: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 May.105(5):1082-1088. Pubmedid: 34511283.
    • Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Medina-Ramirez P, Martinez U, Brandon KO, Byrne MM, Meade CD, Meltzer LR, Brandon TH. Self-help smoking cessation intervention for Spanish-speaking Hispanics/Latinxs in the United States: A randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2022 Mar.128(5):984-994. Pubmedid: 34679188. Pmcid: PMC9254161.
    • Reblin M, Wells KJ, Otto A, McCormick R, Rodriguez L, Walters K, Sutton SK, Zebrack B, Forsyth P, Byrne MM. Addressing a critical need for caregiver support in neuro-oncology: development of a caregiver navigation intervention using eSNAP social resource visualization. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jun.30(6):5361-5370. Pubmedid: 35290512. Pmcid: PMC8922391.
    • Rothermel LD, Powers BD, Byrne MM, McCarthy K, Denbo JW, Ehab J, Fleming JB, Anaya DA. Parenchyma-Sparing Central Hepatectomy Versus Extended Resections for Liver Tumors: a Value-Based Comparative Analysis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 Jul.26(7):1406-1415. Pubmedid: 35266098.
    • Morgan SE, Peng W, Occa A, Mao B, McFarlane S, Grinfeder G, Millet B, Byrne MM. Tailored Messages About Research Participation: Using an Interactive Information Aid to Improve Study Recruitment. J Cancer Educ. 2022 Feb.37(1):16-22. Pubmedid: 32533538.
    • Reblin M, D'Almeida H, Barrios-Monroy V, McCormick R, Rodriguez L, Walters K, Sutton SK, Zebrack B, Forsyth P, Byrne MM, Wells KJ. Training cancer caregiver navigators: experiences from implementing the eSNAP and caregiver navigator intervention. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Dec.30(12):10263-10272. Pubmedid: 36207640. Pmcid: PMC9546415.
    • Aitken WW, Lombard J, Wang K, Toro M, Byrne M, Nardi MI, Kardys J, Parrish A, Dong C, Szapocznik J, Rundek T, Brown SC. Relationship of Neighborhood Greenness to Alzheimer's Disease and Non-Alzheimer's Dementia Among 249,405 U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries. J Alzheimers Dis. 2021 Sep.81(2):597-606. Pubmedid: 33814426.
    • Occa A, Morgan SE, Peng W, Mao B, McFarlane SJ, Grinfeder K, Byrne M. Untangling interactivity's effects: The role of cognitive absorption, perceived visual informativeness, and cancer information overload. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 May.104(5):1059-1065. Pubmedid: 33969824. Pmcid: PMC8110950.
    • Martinez U, Simmons VN, Sutton SK, Drobes DJ, Meltzer LR, Brandon KO, Byrne MM, Harrell PT, Eissenberg T, Bullen CR, Brandon TH. Targeted smoking cessation for dual users of combustible and electronic cigarettes: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Public Health. 2021 Jul.6(7):e500-e509. Pubmedid: 34175001. Pmcid: PMC8281505.
    • Maller B, Simmons VN, Byrne MM, Tanvetyanon T. Characteristics and Outcomes of Lung Cancer Screening Among Individuals With or Without Cancer History. Clin Lung Cancer. 2021 Jul.22(4):e629-e636. Pubmedid: 33441268.
    • Langford A, Studts JL, Byrne MM. Improving knowledge and decision readiness to participate in cancer clinical trials: Effects of a plain language decision aid for minority cancer survivors. Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Feb.104(2):422-426. Pubmedid: 32660742.
    • Reblin M, Ketcher D, McCormick R, Barrios-Monroy V, Sutton SK, Zebrack B, Wells KJ, Sahebjam S, Forsyth P, Byrne MM. A randomized wait-list controlled trial of a social support intervention for caregivers of patients with primary malignant brain tumor. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Apr.21(1):360. Pubmedid: 33865382. Pmcid: PMC8052543.
    • Langford AT, Hawley ST, Stableford S, Studts JL, Byrne MM. Development of a Plain Language Decision Support Tool for Cancer Clinical Trials: Blending Health Literacy, Academic Research, and Minority Patient Perspectives. J Cancer Educ. 2020 Jun.35(3):454-461. Pubmedid: 30739270. Pmcid: PMC9575516.
    • Studts JL, Thurer RJ, Brinker K, Lillie SE, Byrne MM. Brief Education and a Conjoint Valuation Survey May Reduce Decisional Conflict Regarding Lung Cancer Screening. MDM Policy Pract. 2020 Jan.5(1). Pubmedid: 31976372. Pmcid: PMC6956606.
    • Elkbuli A, Byrne MM, Zhao W, Sutherland M, McKenney M, Godinez Y, Dave DJ, Bouzoubaa L, Koru-Sengul T. Gender disparities in lung cancer survival from an enriched Florida population-based cancer registry. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2020 Dec.60:680-685. Pubmedid: 33318793. Pmcid: PMC7723764.
    • Medina-Ramirez P, Calixte-Civil P, Meltzer LR, Brandon KO, Martinez U, Sutton SK, Meade CD, Byrne MM, Brandon TH, Simmons VN. Comparing Methods of Recruiting Spanish-Preferring Smokers in the United States: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Aug.22(8):e19389. Pubmedid: 32795986. Pmcid: PMC7455877.
    • Mao B, Morgan SE, Peng W, McFarlane SJ, Occa A, Grinfeder G, Byrne MM. What Motivates You to Share? The Effect of Interactive Tailored Information Aids on Information Sharing about Clinical Trials. Health Commun. 2020 Apr.1-9. Pubmedid: 32345059.
    • Mao B, Morgan SE, Peng W, McFarlane SJ, Occa A, Grinfeder G, Byrne MM. What Motivates You to Share? The Effect of Interactive Tailored Information Aids on Information Sharing about Clinical Trials. Health Commun. 2020 Apr.1-9. Pubmedid: 32345059.
    • Byrne MM, Thurer RJ, Studts JL. Individual decision making about lung cancer screening: A conjoint analysis of perspectives among a high-risk national sample. Cancer Med. 2019 Sep.8(12):5779-5786. Pubmedid: 31385463. Pmcid: PMC6745859.
    • Medina-Ramírez P, Sutton SK, Martínez Ú, Meade CD, Byrne MM, Brandon KO, Meltzer LR, Gonzales FM, Brandon TH, Simmons VN. A randomized controlled trial of a smoking cessation self-help intervention for Spanish-speaking Hispanic/Latinx smokers: Study design and baseline characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Oct.85:105836. Pubmedid: 31473331. Pmcid: PMC6815731.
    • Peng W, Morgan SE, Mao B, McFarlane SJ, Occa A, Grinfeder G, Byrne MM. Ready to Make A Decision: A Model of Informational Aids to Improve Informed Participation in Clinical Trial Research. J Health Commun. 2019 Oct.24(12):865-877. Pubmedid: 31663824. Pmcid: PMC9617566.
    • Wang K, Lombard J, Rundek T, Dong C, Gutierrez CM, Byrne MM, Toro M, Nardi MI, Kardys J, Yi L, Szapocznik J, Brown SC. Relationship of Neighborhood Greenness to Heart Disease in 249 405 US Medicare Beneficiaries. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Mar.8(6):e010258. Pubmedid: 30835593. Pmcid: PMC6475064.
    • Byrne MM, Lillie SE, Studts JL. Lung cancer screening in a community setting: Characteristics, motivations, and attitudes of individuals being screened. Health Psychol Open. 2019 Jan.6(1). Pubmedid: 30643640. Pmcid: PMC6322099.
    • Perrino T, Lombard J, Rundek T, Wang K, Dong C, Gutierrez CM, Toro M, Byrne MM, Nardi MI, Kardys J, Szapocznik J, Brown SC. Neighbourhood greenness and depression among older adults. Br J Psychiatry. 2019 Aug.215(2):476-480. Pubmedid: 31190652.
    • Asfar T, Arheart KL, Koru-Sengul T, Byrne MM, Dietz NA, Chen CJ, Lee DJ. National estimates and correlates of secondhand smoke exposure in US cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Aug.11(4):469-476. Pubmedid: 28224453.
    • Shneyderman Y, Rutten LJ, Arheart KL, Byrne MM, Kornfeld J, Schwartz SJ. Health Information Seeking and Cancer Screening Adherence Rates. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Mar.31(1):75-83. Pubmedid: 25619195.
    • Bacon S, Kyithar MP, Rizvi SR, Donnelly E, McCarthy A, Burke M, Colclough K, Ellard S, Byrne MM. Successful maintenance on sulphonylurea therapy and low diabetes complication rates in a HNF1A-MODY cohort. Diabet Med. 2016 Jul.33(7):976-984. Pubmedid: 26479152.
    • Bacon S, Kyithar MP, Condron EM, Vizzard N, Burke M, Byrne MM. Prolonged episodes of hypoglycaemia in HNF4A-MODY mutation carriers with IGT. Evidence of persistent hyperinsulinism into early adulthood. Acta Diabetol. 2016 Dec.53(6):965-972. Pubmedid: 27552834.
    • Politi MC, Kuzemchak MD, Kaphingst KA, Perkins H, Liu J, Byrne MM. Decision Aids Can Support Cancer Clinical Trials Decisions: Results of a Randomized Trial. Oncologist. 2016 Dec.21(12):1461-1470. Pubmedid: 27511904. Pmcid: PMC5153351.
    • Brown SC, Lombard J, Wang K, Byrne MM, Toro M, Plater-Zyberk E, Feaster DJ, Kardys J, Nardi MI, Perez-Gomez G, Pantin HM, Szapocznik J. Neighborhood Greenness and Chronic Health Conditions in Medicare Beneficiaries. Am J Prev Med. 2016 07.51(1):78-89. Pubmedid: 27061891.
    • Dalmaris E, Ramalho CE, Poot P, Veneklaas EJ, Byrne M. A climate change context for the decline of a foundation tree species in south-western Australia: insights from phylogeography and species distribution modelling. Ann Bot (Lond). 2015 Nov.116(6):941-952. Pubmedid: 25851142. Pmcid: PMC4640123.
    • Lechner SC, Pereira L, Reategui E, Gordon C, Byrne M, Hooper MW, Lee DJ, Abouyared M, Franzmann E. Erratum to: Acceptability of a Rinse Screening Test for Diagnosing Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Among Black Americans. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2015 Mar.2(1):68. Pubmedid: 26863243.
    • Bacon S, Engelbrecht B, Schmid J, Pfeiffer S, Gallagher R, McCarthy A, Burke M, Concannon C, Prehn JH, Byrne MM. MicroRNA-224 is Readily Detectable in Urine of Individuals with Diabetes Mellitus and is a Potential Indicator of Beta-Cell Demise. Genes (Basel). 2015 Jun.6(2):399-416. Pubmedid: 26110317. Pmcid: PMC4488671.
    • Messiah A, Dietz NA, Byrne MM, Hooper MW, Fernandez CA, Baker EA, Stevens M, Ocasio M, Sherman RL, Parker DF, Lee DJ. Combining Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with a Random-Sample Survey to Assess Smoking Prevalence in an Under-Served Community. J Natl Med Assoc. 2015 Jun.107(2):97-101. Pubmedid: 27269496.
    • Yakoub D, Avisar E, Koru-Sengul T, Miao F, Tannenbaum SL, Byrne MM, Moffat F, Livingstone A, Franceschi D. Factors associated with contralateral preventive mastectomy. Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press). 2015 Jan.7:1-8. Pubmedid: 25609997. Pmcid: PMC4293214.
    • Al-Azhri J, Koru-Sengul T, Miao F, Saclarides C, Byrne MM, Avisar E. Predictors of Surgery Types after Neoadjuvant Therapy for Advanced Stage Breast Cancer: Analysis from Florida Population-Based Cancer Registry (1996-2009). Breast Cancer (Auckl). 2015 Dec.9:99-108. Pubmedid: 26691964. Pmcid: PMC4677798.
    • Byrne MM, Parker DF, Tannenbaum SL, Ocasio MA, Lam BL, Zimmer-Galler I, Lee DJ. Cost of a community-based diabetic retinopathy screening program. Diabetes Care. 2014 Nov.37(11):e236-e237. Pubmedid: 25342836.
    • Dosch AR, Koru-Sengul T, Miao F, Tannenbaum SL, Byrne MM, Wright JL. Racial and ethnic disparities in the diagnosis of breast cancer: changes in presenting stage in minority populations in Florida during 1981-2009. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Nov.148(2):379-387. Pubmedid: 25301087.
    • Lee DJ, Tannenbaum SL, Koru-Sengul T, Miao F, Zhao W, Byrne MM. Native American race, use of the Indian Health Service, and breast and lung cancer survival in Florida, 1996-2007. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Mar.11:E35. Pubmedid: 24602589. Pmcid: PMC3945077.
    • Carrasquillo O, McCann S, Amofah A, Pierre L, Rodriguez B, Alonzo Y, Ilangovan K, Gonzalez M, Trevil D, Byrne MM, Koru-Sengul T, Kobetz E. Rationale and design of the research project of the South Florida Center for the Reduction of Cancer Health Disparities (SUCCESS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2014 Jul.15:299. Pubmedid: 25056208. Pmcid: PMC4127186.
    • Tannenbaum SL, Koru-Sengul T, Zhao W, Miao F, Byrne MM. Survival disparities in non-small cell lung cancer by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Cancer J. 2014 Jul.20(4):237-245. Pubmedid: 25098282.
    • Byrne MM, Tannenbaum SL, Glück S, Hurley J, Antoni M. Participation in cancer clinical trials: why are patients not participating?. Med Decis Making. 2014 Jan.34(1):116-126. Pubmedid: 23897588.
    • Kirkpatrick B, Kohler K, Byrne MM, Studts J. Florida Red Tide Knowledge and Risk Perception: Is there a need for tailored messaging?. Harmful Algae. 2014 Feb.32:27-32. Pubmedid: 24563634. Pmcid: PMC3927915.
    • Tannenbaum SL, Koru-Sengul T, Miao F, Byrne MM. Disparities in survival after female breast cancer diagnosis: a population-based study. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Sep.24(9):1705-1715. Pubmedid: 23775026.
    • Byrne MM, Daw C, Pietz K, Reis B, Petersen LA. Creating peer groups for assessing and comparing nursing home performance. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Nov.19(11):933-939. Pubmedid: 24511989.
    • Kornfeld J, Byrne MM, Vanderpool R, Shin S, Kobetz E. HPV knowledge and vaccine acceptability among Hispanic fathers. J Prim Prev. 2013 Apr.34(1-2):59-69. Pubmedid: 23377881. Pmcid: PMC3801294.
    • Tannenbaum SL, Zhao W, Koru-Sengul T, Miao F, Lee D, Byrne MM. Marital status and its effect on lung cancer survival. Springerplus. 2013.2:504. Pubmedid: 25674396. Pmcid: PMC4320128.
    • Byrne MM, Kornfeld J, Vanderpool R, Belanger M. Discussions of cancer clinical trials with the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service. J Health Commun. 2012 Jul.17(3):319-337. Pubmedid: 22150169. Pmcid: PMC4753796.
    • Byrne MM, Croft JR, French MT, Dugosh KL, Festinger DS. Development and preliminary results of the Financial Incentive Coercion Assessment questionnaire. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Jul.43(1):86-93. Pubmedid: 22116011. Pmcid: PMC3701294.
    • Finney Rutten LJ, Hesse BW, Moser RP, Ortiz Martinez AP, Kornfeld J, Vanderpool RC, Byrne M, Tortolero Luna G. Socioeconomic and geographic disparities in health information seeking and Internet use in Puerto Rico. J Med Internet Res. 2012 Jul.14(4):e104. Pubmedid: 22849971. Pmcid: PMC3409614.
    • Koniaris LG, Levi DM, Pedroso FE, Franceschi D, Tzakis AG, Santamaria-Barria JA, Tang J, Anderson M, Misra S, Solomon NL, Jin X, DiPasco PJ, Byrne MM, Zimmers TA. Is surgical resection superior to transplantation in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma?. Ann Surg. 2011 Sep.254(3):527-537. Pubmedid: 21865950. Pmcid: PMC4425302.
    • Yang R, Cheung MC, Pedroso FE, Byrne MM, Koniaris LG, Zimmers TA. Obesity and weight loss at presentation of lung cancer are associated with opposite effects on survival. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep.170(1):e75-e83. Pubmedid: 21704331. Pmcid: PMC3154461.
    • Vanderpool RC, Kornfeld J, Mills L, Byrne MM. Rural-urban differences in discussions of cancer treatment clinical trials. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Nov.85(2):e69-e74. Pubmedid: 21458194. Pmcid: PMC3162073.
    • Grossman RA, Pedroso FE, Byrne MM, Koniaris LG, Misra S. Does surgery or radiation therapy impact survival for patients with extrapulmonary small cell cancers?. J Surg Oncol. 2011 Nov.104(6):604-612. Pubmedid: 21618245.
    • Davila EP, Zhao W, Byrne M, Hooper MW, Messiah A, Caban-Martinez A, Dietz N, Huang Y, Lee DJ. Health-related quality of life and nicotine dependence, Florida 2007. Am J Health Behav. 2011 May.35(3):280-289. Pubmedid: 21683018.
    • Byrne MM, Halman LJ, Koniaris LG, Cassileth PA, Rosenblatt JD, Cheung MC. Effects of poverty and race on outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia. Am J Clin Oncol. 2011 Jun.34(3):297-304. Pubmedid: 20562587.
    • Caban-Martinez AJ, Davila EP, Zhao W, Arheart K, Hooper MW, Byrne M, Messiah A, Dietz N, Huang Y, Fleming LE, Lee DJ. Disparities in hypertension control advice according to smoking status. Prev Med. 2011 Jan.51(3-4):302-306. Pubmedid: 20600258. Pmcid: PMC2939289.
    • Fleming LE, Kirkpatrick B, Backer LC, Walsh CJ, Nierenberg K, Clark J, Reich A, Hollenbeck J, Benson J, Cheng YS, Naar J, Pierce R, Bourdelais AJ, Abraham WM, Kirkpatrick G, Zaias J, Wanner A, Mendes E, Shalat S, Hoagland P, Stephan W, Bean J, Watkins S, Clarke T, Byrne M, Baden DG. Review of Florida Red Tide and Human Health Effects. Harmful Algae. 2011 Jan.10(2):224-233. Pubmedid: 21218152. Pmcid: PMC3014608.
    • Hooper MW, Zhao W, Byrne MM, Davila E, Caban-Martinez A, Dietz NA, Parker DF, Huang Y, Messiah A, Lee DJ. Menthol cigarette smoking and health, Florida 2007 BRFSS. Am J Health Behav. 2011 Jan.35(1):3-14. Pubmedid: 20950154.
    • Nierenberg K, Byrne M, Fleming LE, Stephan W, Reich A, Backer LC, Tanga E, Dalpra DR, Kirkpatrick B. Florida Red Tide Perception: Residents versus Tourists. Harmful Algae. 2010 Sep.9(6):600-606. Pubmedid: 20824108. Pmcid: PMC2932630.
    • Byrne MM, Koru-Sengul T, Zhao W, Weissfeld JL, Roberts MS. Healthcare use after screening for lung cancer. Cancer. 2010 Oct.116(20):4793-4799. Pubmedid: 20597136. Pmcid: PMC3062436.
    • Yang R, Cheung MC, Byrne MM, Huang Y, Nguyen D, Lally BE, Koniaris LG. Do racial or socioeconomic disparities exist in lung cancer treatment?. Cancer. 2010 May.116(10):2437-2447. Pubmedid: 20209616.
    • Petersen LA, Byrne MM, Daw CN, Hasche J, Reis B, Pietz K. Relationship between clinical conditions and use of Veterans Affairs health care among Medicare-enrolled veterans. Health Serv Res. 2010 Jun.45(3):762-791. Pubmedid: 20403056. Pmcid: PMC2875759.
    • Yang R, Cheung MC, Hurley J, Byrne MM, Huang Y, Zimmers TA, Koniaris LG. A comprehensive evaluation of outcomes for inflammatory breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Oct.117(3):631-641. Pubmedid: 19169811.
    • Johnson ML, Petersen LA, Sundaravaradan R, Byrne MM, Hasche JC, Osemene NI, Wei II, Morgan RO. The association of Medicare drug coverage with use of evidence-based medications in the Veterans Health Administration. Ann Pharmacother. 2009 Oct.43(10):1565-1575. Pubmedid: 19706740.
    • Morgan RO, Petersen LA, Hasche JC, Davila JA, Byrne MM, Osemene NI, Wei II, Johnson ML. VHA pharmacy use in veterans with Medicare drug coverage. Am J Manag Care. 2009 Mar.15(3):e1-e8. Pubmedid: 19298095.
    • Davila EP, Zhao W, Byrne M, Webb M, Huang Y, Arheart K, Dietz N, Caban-Martinez A, Parker D, Lee DJ. Correlates of smoking quit attempts: Florida Tobacco Callback Survey, 2007. Tob Induc Dis. 2009 Jun.5:10. Pubmedid: 19563642. Pmcid: PMC2717923.
    • Cheung MC, Hamilton K, Sherman R, Byrne MM, Nguyen DM, Franceschi D, Koniaris LG. Impact of teaching facility status and high-volume centers on outcomes for lung cancer resection: an examination of 13,469 surgical patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Jan.16(1):3-13. Pubmedid: 18600379.
    • Brookfield KF, Cheung MC, Yang R, Byrne MM, Koniaris LG. Will patients benefit from regionalization of gynecologic cancer care?. PLoS One. 2009 Feb.4(1):e4049. Pubmedid: 19125205. Pmcid: PMC2612742.
    • Byrne MM, Daw CN, Nelson HA, Urech TH, Pietz K, Petersen LA. Method to develop health care peer groups for quality and financial comparisons across hospitals. Health Serv Res. 2009 Apr.44(2 Pt 1):577-592. Pubmedid: 19178585. Pmcid: PMC2677055.
    • Morgan RO, Teal CR, Hasche JC, Petersen LA, Byrne MM, Paterniti DA, Virnig BA. Does poorer familiarity with Medicare translate into worse access to health care?. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Nov.56(11):2053-2060. Pubmedid: 19016939.
    • Gutierrez JC, Hurley JD, Housri N, Perez EA, Byrne MM, Koniaris LG. Are many community hospitals undertreating breast cancer?: lessons from 24,834 patients. Ann Surg. 2008 Aug.248(2):154-162. Pubmedid: 18650623.
    • Byrne MM, Pietz K, Woodard L, Petersen LA. Health care funding levels and patient outcomes: a national study. Health Econ. 2007 Apr.16(4):385-393. Pubmedid: 16998784.
    • Byrne MM, Speckman J, Getz K, Sugarman J. Variability in the costs of institutional review board oversight. Acad Med. 2006 Aug.81(8):708-712. Pubmedid: 16868423.
    • Souchek J, Byrne MM, Kelly PA, O' Malley K, Richardson M, Pak C, Nelson H, Suarez-Almazor ME. Valuation of arthritis health states across ethnic groups and between patients and community members. Med Care. 2005 Sep.43(9):921-928. Pubmedid: 16116357.
    • Byrne MM, O'malley K, Suarez-Almazor ME. Willingness to pay per quality-adjusted life year in a study of knee osteoarthritis. Med Decis Making. 2005 Nov.25(6):655-666. Pubmedid: 16282216.
    • Suarez-Almazor ME, Souchek J, Kelly PA, O'Malley K, Byrne M, Richardson M, Pak C. Ethnic variation in knee replacement: patient preferences or uninformed disparity?. Arch Intern Med. 2005 May.165(10):1117-1124. Pubmedid: 15911724.
    • Petersen LA, Pietz K, Woodard LD, Byrne M. Comparison of the predictive validity of diagnosis-based risk adjusters for clinical outcomes. Med Care. 2005 Jan.43(1):61-67. Pubmedid: 15626935.
    • Byrne MM, O'Malley KJ, Suarez-Almazor ME. Ethnic differences in health preferences: analysis using willingness-to-pay. J Rheum. 2004 Sep.31(9):1811-1818. Pubmedid: 15338505.
    • Byrne MM, Charns MP, Parker VA, Meterko MM, Wray NP. The effects of organization on medical utilization: an analysis of service line organization. Med Care. 2004 Jan.42(1):28-37. Pubmedid: 14713737.
    • Mendeloff J, Ko K, Roberts MS, Byrne M, Dew MA. Procuring organ donors as a health investment: how much should we be willing to spend?. Transplantation. 2004 Dec.78(12):1704-1710. Pubmedid: 15614139.
    • Byrne MM, Thompson P. Screening and preventable illness. J Health Econ. 2001 Nov.20(6):1077-1088. Pubmedid: 11758049.
    • Cook KF, Ashton CM, Byrne MM, Brody B, Geraci J, Giesler RB, Hanita M, Souchek J, Wray NP. A psychometric analysis of the measurement level of the rating scale, time trade-off, and standard gamble. Soc Sci Med. 2001 Nov.53(10):1275-1285. Pubmedid: 11676400.
    • Byrne MM, Thompson P. A positive analysis of financial incentives for cadaveric organ donation. J Health Econ. 2001 Jan.20(1):69-83. Pubmedid: 11148872.
    • Souchek J, Stacks JR, Brody B, Ashton CM, Giesler RB, Byrne MM, Cook K, Geraci JM, Wray NP. A trial for comparing methods for eliciting treatment preferences from men with advanced prostate cancer: results from the initial visit. Med Care. 2000 Oct.38(10):1040-1050. Pubmedid: 11021677.
    • Giesler RB, Ashton CM, Brody B, Byrne MM, Cook K, Geraci JM, Hanita M, Souchek J, Wray NP. Assessing the performance of utility techniques in the absence of a gold standard. Med Care. 1999 Jun.37(6):580-588. Pubmedid: 10386570.
  • Grants

    • Title: Identifying Community-based Interventions to Improve Florida African American Eligible Patients’ Participation and Adherence to Lung Cancer Screening in Their Screening Deserts and Incidence Hotspots based on Fair Artificial Intelligence and Geospatial Analysis
      Sponsor: Moffitt Cancer Center
      PI: Luo, Y., CO-PI: Byrne, M.
    • Title: A Stepped-Care Psychosocial Intervention for Brain Tumor Family Caregivers
      Sponsor: Nat Institutes of Health
      PI: Byrne, M.

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