Gregory G. Homish


gregory g. homish.

Gregory G. Homish


Gregory G. Homish


Research Topics

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; and mitigation of the impact of disaster response on the health of first responders.

Contact Information

310 Kimball

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6959

Fax: (716) 829-6040

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Gregory G. Homish, PhD, is a psychiatric epidemiologist trained in substance use, mental health and advanced statistical and research methodology. He also holds appointments at UB's Clinical and 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 NIH and numerous journals and textbooks. He is also the Co-Training Director of an NIH/NIAAA funded postdoctoral training program.   

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 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.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, Psychiatric option, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Biology and Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Affiliations

  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Erie County Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team
  • Metropolitan Medical Response System, Mental Health Division
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
  • World Trade Center Health Program, Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee