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University at Buffalo: Researcher Appointed to NIH Study Section

Dr. Gregory Homish, interim chair and associate professor of the department of community health and health behavior in University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, was invited to serve on the Social Sciences and Population Studies B Study Section, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review.

According to NIH, the Social Sciences and Population Studies (SSPA & SSPB) Study Section, “Reviews social, behavioral, and economic applications focused on health and well-being across the life course, health disparities, demographic processes, and economic and policy influences on health.”

“The NIH review process is a critical element in helping to identify significant and innovative research that can help improve health outcomes,” said Dr. Homish.  “I am honored to have been selected to serve as a standing member of the Social Sciences and Population Studies Study Section.”

Dr. Homish will join serve on the Social Sciences and Population Studies B Study Section for a four-year term, beginning July 1, 2019 continuing through June 30, 2023.

Dr. Homish is a psychiatric epidemiologist trained in substance use, mental health and advanced statistical and research methodology. He 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 numerous journals and textbooks. Dr. Homish is the principal investigator on a five-year project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that examines social and environmental influences on substance use in Reserve Soldiers and their spouses.

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