Institute Chair

Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D.


MADISON, WI 53715-2634
(608) 263-1731

Besides her role as IDS Institute Chair, Dr. Angela Byars-Winston is a tenured faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine, associate director in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, and faculty lead in the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (all UW-Madison).

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.

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. 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.

As Institute Chair Dr. Byars-Winston makes all strategic decisions for the IDS. She approves the budget, the communications plan, and the development plan.