Thomas Hugh Byrne

Assistant Professor
Social Welfare Policy
Phone: 617-358-0783
tbyrne@bu.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. (Social Welfare), University of Pennsylvania
MSW (Social Work), University of Pennsylvania
BA (Economics), Boston College
Visiting Student (International Program in Economics & Political Science), Institut d’Études Politiques-Paris

Full CV

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Byrne, T., Metraux, S., Kim, M., Culhane, D.P., Moreno, M., Toros, H. & Stevens, M. (in press).  Public assistance receipt among older adolescents exiting foster care. Children and Youth Services Review.

Byrne, T., Fargo, J., Montgomery, A.E., Munley, E. & Culhane, D.P. (2014).  The relationship between community investment in permanent supportive housing and chronic homelessness. Social Service Review, 88(2): 234-263.

Montgomery, A.E. & Byrne, T. (2014). Services Utilization Among Recently Homeless Veterans: A Gender-Based Comparison.  Military Medicine, 179(3): 236-239.

Byrne, T., Montgomery, A.E., Treglia, D. & Culhane, D.P. (2013). Health services use among veterans using Department of Veterans Affairs and mainstream homeless services. World Medical & Health Policy, 5(4): 347-361.

Fargo, J., Munley, E., Byrne, T., Montgomery, A.E., Culhane, D.P. (2013). Factors associated with geographic variation in rates of homelessness among families and single adults. American Journal of Public Health, 103(S2): S340-S348.

Montgomery, A.E., Fargo, J.D. Byrne, T., Kane, V., Culhane, D.P. (2013). Universal screening for homelessness and risk for homelessness in the Veterans Health Administration. American Journal of Public Health, 103(S2): S210-S211.

Culhane, D.P., Metraux, S., Byrne, T., Stino, M., & Bainbridge, J. (2013). The aging of contemporary homelessness. Contexts, 12:66-68.

Byrne, T., Brusilovskiy, E., Bettger, J., Wong, Y.I., Metraux, S., & Salzer, M. (2013). Comparing neighborhood characteristics of adults with serious mental illness and members of the general population in Philadelphia: Implications for research on determinants of community integration of persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 64(8):782-788.

Byrne, T., Montgomery, A.E., & Dichter, M. (2013). Homelessness among female veterans: A systematic review of the literature. Women & Health, 53(6):572-596.

Culhane, D.P., Metraux, S., Byrne, T., Stino, M., & Bainbridge, J. (2013). The age structure of contemporary homelessness: Evidence and implications for public policy. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. Online version ahead of print publication.

Byrne, T., Munley, E., Fargo, J., Montgomery, A.E, & Culhane, D.P. (2012). New perspectives on community level determinants of homelessness. Journal of Urban Affairs, 53(6):572-596.

Byrne, T., Metraux, S., Culhane, D.P., Moreno, M. & Toros, H. (2012). Los Angeles County’s enterprise linkages project: An example of the use of integrated data systems in making data-driven policy and program decisions. California Journal of Politics and Policy. 4(2): 95-112.

Fargo, J., Metraux, S., Byrne, T., Munley, E., Montgomery, A.E., Jones, H., Sheldon, G., & Culhane, D.P. (2012). Prevalence and risk of homelessness among U.S. veterans: A multisite investigation. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9:11_0112.

Byrne, T. & Culhane, D.P. (2011). The right to housing: An effective means for addressing homelessness? University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change. 14(3): 379-391.

Culhane, D.P., Metraux, S. & Byrne, T. (2011). A prevention centered approach to homeless assistance: A paradigm shift? Housing Policy Debate, 21(2): 295-315.

Metraux, S., Byrne, T. & Culhane, D.P. (2010). Institutional discharges and subsequent shelter use among unaccompanied adults in New York City. Journal of Community Psychology 38(1): 28-38.

Book Chapters

Byrne, T. & Wong ,Y.I. (in press). Homelessness outside the U.S. In E.J. Mullen (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.

Byrne, T. & Culhane, D.P. (2012). Limits and opportunities to cost analyses of homelessness. In S.J. Smith (Ed.), International encyclopedia of housing and home. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, Ltd., Vol. 1, p. 248-254

Culhane, D.P. & Byrne, T. (2011). Homelessness and housing exclusion in Europe: Challenges and opportunities for research and policy. In E. O’Sullivan, V. Busch-Geertsema, D. Quilgars, & N. Pleace (Eds.), Homelessness research in Europe. Brussels: FEANSTA.

Other Publications and Reports

Byrne, T., Culhane, D.P. & Metraux S. (2012, January 2). Helping LA’s foster kids grow up. The Los Angeles Times, p. A13.

Metraux, S., Culhane, D.P., Byrne, T., Moreno, M. & Toros, H. (2011). Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Metraux, S., Culhane, D.P., Byrne, T., & Kim, M. (2011). A quantitative process analysis of Los Angeles County’s General Relief program. Los Angeles, CA: Office of the Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles County.

Culhane, D.P. & Byrne, T. (2010). Ending family homelessness in Massachusetts: A new approach for the Emergency Assistance (EA) program. A White Paper commissioned by the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation.

Metraux, S., Byrne, T. & Culhane, D.P. (2010). Development of a cost analysis of the City and County of Fresno’s ten year plan to end chronic homelessness. Fresno, CA: City and County of Fresno.

Culhane, D.P. & Byrne, T. (2009). Ending chronic homelessness: Cost-effective opportunities for interagency collaboration. A White Paper commissioned by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the New York City Department of Homeless Services.

Byrne, T., Metraux S & Culhane D.P. (2009). Projected impacts of supportive housing interventions on services use and costs in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach, FL: Palm Beach County Office of Human Services.

Metraux, S, Culhane D.P., & Byrne, T. (2009). Using adult linkages project data for determining patterns of services use among adult recipients of General Relief in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA: Office of the Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles County.

Selected Presentations

Byrne, T., Montgomery, A.E., Kane, V. & Culhane, D.P. (2013, November). Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing for Veteran Families: Assessing housing and health outcomes of veterans in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Byrne, T., Steif, K., Kane, V., Culhane, D.P., Fargo, J.D., Montgomery, A.E., & Munley, E. (2013, November). The Homelessness Analytics Initiative: A web-based community planning tool for preventing and ending homelessness. Presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Byrne, T. (2013, September). Recent and Ongoing Research on Policies and Programs to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans. Presented at the Solutions 2013 National Conference on State and Local Housing Policy, Atlanta, GA.

Byrne, T. (2013, July). Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing for Veteran Families: Housing Outcomes of Veterans Exiting the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Washington, DC.

Byrne, T. (2013, July). The Homelessness Analytics Initiative: A web-based tool for preventing and ending Veteran homelessness. Presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Washington, DC.

Byrne, T. (2013, June). Present and Future Trends in Homelessness Among Older Adults. Presented at the National Leadership Initiative Convening on Elder Homelessness, Los Angeles, CA.

Byrne, T. (2013, June). Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing for Veteran Families: Housing Outcomes of Veterans Exiting the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Presented at the International Homelessness Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Sharygin, E., Smith, H.L., Miranda, V., Byrne, T. & Culhane, D.P. (2013, April). How can we guess how many will be living in shelters in the next U.S. Census? Presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

Treglia, D. & Byrne, T. (2013, February). Understanding the Shelter Use of Veterans in Homeless Families. Presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, Seattle, WA.

Byrne, T. (2013, February). Ongoing Initiatives at the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans: SSVF Evaluation and Homelessness Analytics Application. Presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, Seattle, WA.

Byrne, T. (2012, November). Health services use among veterans using VA and mainstream homeless services. Presented at the George Mason University Forum on Health, Homelessness and Poverty, Arlington, VA.

Byrne, T. (2012, July). Health services use among veterans using VA and mainstream homeless services. Presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2012 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Washington, DC.

Kim, M. & Byrne, T. (2012, January). Family wealth and college attendance: Borrowing constraints or scholastic ability? Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, D.C.

Byrne, T. (2011, December). New perspectives on community level determinants of homelessness. Presented at the Urban Studies Program Graduate Student-Faculty Colloquium Series at the University of Pennsylvania.

Byrne, T. (2011, November). Testing the relationship between age and health services utilization among homeless female veterans. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

Byrne, T., Brusilovskiy, E., Bettger, J., Metraux, S., & Wong Y.I. (2011, September). Comparing neighborhood characteristics of adults with serious mental illness and members of the general population in Philadelphia: Implications for research on determinants of community integration of persons with serious mental illness. Presented at the Second International Conference On Community Inclusion for People with Psychiatric Disabilities, Philadelphia, PA.

Byrne, T., Fargo, J., Metraux, S., Montgomery, A.E., Munley, E & Culhane, D.P. (2011, August). Assessing the risk of homelessness among veterans. Presented at Department of Veterans Affairs Annual Mental Health Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Culhane, D.P., Metraux, S. Byrne, T., Moreno, M. & Toros, H. (2011, July) Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent and delinquent care in Los Angeles County: Preliminary findings. Presented to the Conrad F. Hilton Foundation.

Byrne, T., Fargo, J., Metraux, S., Montgomery, A.E., Munley, E & Culhane, D.P. (2011. July). Prevalence and risk of homelessness among U.S. veterans: A multisite investigation. Presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Washington, DC.

Byrne, T. (2011, May). From pop tarts to social policy: The Importance of data-driven decision making. Presented at the annual University of Pennsylvania Art of Research Symposium.

Byrne, T. (2010, November). Geographic mapping of the risk of homelessness among veterans. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Denver, CO.

Byrne, T., Metraux, S. & Culhane, D.P. , Moreno, M. & Toros, H. (2010, September). Using the Los Angeles County adult linkages project to target services to sub-populations of General Relief recipients. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics, Los Angeles, CA.

Byrne, T. & Gale, M. (2010, July). Investigating and describing veteran homelessness in several U.S. communities: Implications for the VA’s prevention initiatives. Presented at the National Alliance to End Homelessness 2010 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, Washington, DC.

Metraux, S., Byrne, T., Culhane, D.P., Citerone, A., Moreno, M. & Toros, H. (2009 April). Identifying heavy users of county services using a data warehouse: Research from Los Angeles and preliminary results. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Human Services Data Consortium, Las Vegas, NV.

Selected Grant Activity

2013-2014: Pathways Into Homelessness Among Iraq and Afghanistan Era Veterans Agency: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Stephen Metraux, PhD) Total Funding: $28,214

2012-2013: Using administrative data to assess criminal justice, mental health, and Agency: The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Role: Co-PI (with Dennis Culhane, PhD and Stephen Metraux, PhD) Total Funding: $40,000

2012-2013: Assessing public service utilization profiles of Cal-WORKS recipients in Los Angeles County Agency: Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Role: Principal Investigator Total Funding: $25,000

2012-2013: Evaluation of Cal-Works GAIN Program Agency: Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Role: Consulting Data Analyst/Statistician (PI: Stephen Metraux, PhD) Funding for subcontract: $5,000 (Total project funding: $125,000)

2010-2011: A quantitative process analysis of Los Angeles County’s Agency: Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Role: Research Investigator, (PI: Stephen Metraux, PhD) Funding for subcontract: $12,000 (Total project funding: $75,000)

2010-2011: Forecasting needs for permanent supportive housing in Agency: Housing Innovations, LLC Role: Consulting Statistician Funding for subcontract: $3,000

2009-2011: Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent and delinquent care in Los Angeles County Agency: The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Role: Research Investigator, (PI: Dennis Culhane, PhD) Funding for subcontract: $20,000 (Total project funding: $150,000)

2009: Modeling the impact of supportive housing interventions on chronic homelessness and patterns of service use in Palm Beach County, Florida Agency: Palm Beach County Role: Co-Principal Investigator (with Dennis Culhane, PhD) Total Funding: $6,000

2009: Modeling the impact of supportive housing interventions on chronic homelessness and patterns of service use in Fresno, California Agency: City and County of Fresno Role: Research Investigator, (PI: Dennis Culhane, PhD) Funding for subcontract: $4,000 (Total project funding: $9,000)

2008-2009: Using adult linkages project data for determining patterns and costs of services use by general relief participants in Los Angeles County Agency: Office of the Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County. Role: Research Investigator, (Co-PIs: Dennis Culhane, PhD and Stephen Metraux, PhD) Funding for subcontract: $12,000 (Total project funding: $75,000)

Consulting and Professional Activities

Teaching Experience:

2014: (Multilevel Models) School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

2013: (Regression Models for Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables) School of Criminology and Justice Studies University of Massachusetts-Lowell

2013: (Program Evaluation) School of Criminology and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

2011: (History and Philosophy of Social Welfare) School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

2011: (Teaching Assistant: Applied Linear Modeling) School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

2010: (Teaching Assistant: History and Philosophy of Social Welfare) School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Other Professional Experience:

2009: Present Independent Data Analysis and Statistical Consulting Various projects

2007-2008: Case Manager - FAST Permanent Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Families, Episcopal Community Services, Philadelphia PA

2006-2007 Project Coordinator -Houston Pro Bono Asylum Project, YMCA International Services, Houston, TX

Awards and Honors

2008-2012: Doctoral Fellowship, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

2011: Heyer Foundation Fellowship for tuition and stipend support, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

2011:  Third prize for best presentation, Art of Research Symposium, University of Pennsylvania

2006:  Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron of Massachusetts at Boston College,

2006: Golden Key National Honor Society

2006: Omicron Delta Epsilon, The International Economics Honor Society

2003-2006 Boston College, Department of Economics Honors Program

2002-2006 Boston College, College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program