Research Interests: substance use and misuse, social
network influences on changes in substance use, impact of substance
use on family functioning and health, emergency preparedness,
preparation, coordination and training of rural disaster response
teams, mitigation of the impact of disaster response on the health
of first responders
Gregory G. Homish, PhD, is a psychiatric epidemiologist trained in substance use, mental health and advanced statistical and research methodology. He is the director of the community health and health behavior concentration of the MPH program. He also holds appointments at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions as well as the departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics. He is a consulting editor for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals and textbooks.
Homish teaches the department’s Research Methods Class (CHB 605: Research Methods for Community Health and Health Behavior) and he teaches a course in Applied Statistics for Public Health (CHB 505). He is the principal investigator on a five-year project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that will examine social and environmental influences on substance use in Reserve Soldiers and their spouses. He also serves as the alternate sector leader for the Emergency Mental Health component of Erie County’s Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team and he is a member of the UB 2020 Strategic Strength on Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response.