Byron is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and a Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on efforts to improve the quality of behavioral health and social services. Specifically, he is working to develop a better understanding of the types of strategies that can be used to implement effective services, and the organizational and systemic factors that can facilitate or impede implementation and quality improvement. Byron is a licensed clinical social worker, and earned an MA from the University of Chicago and a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina, he was a postdoc at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania.