In addtition to serving as adjunct faculty in Public Health at WSU I am a qualitative researcher at Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy and the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan Medicine where I work with a team of surgeons and social scientists on improving surgical outcomes. I am also Associate Professor, Emerita of Sociology at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan.
Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Sociology of aging and the lifecourse, housing and health, identity, inequalities.
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- Ph.D. Sociology, Wayne State University (2009)
- Predoctoral Fellow, Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University (2004-2009)
- MUP Masters of Urban Planning, Wayne State University, (2003)
Byrnes, M.E. (2017). Grow Old With Me!: Future Directions of Age, Race, and Place Scholarship. Sociology Compass.
Byrnes, M.E. (2011). Moving Behaviors of Very Low-Income Older Adults. Senior Housing and Care Journal. 19:1, 35-48.
Byrnes, M.E. (2011). A City Within A City: A “Snapshot” of Aging in a HUD 202 in Detroit, Michigan. Journal of Aging Studies, 25:3, 253-272.
Dillaway, H. & Byrnes, M. (2009). Clueing in on Successful Aging: A Call for Academic Critiques and Conceptualizations. Journal of Applied Gerontology.