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.
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 Department of Family Medicine. 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 pre and 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 also serves as the sector leader for the Emergency Mental Health component of Erie County's Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team.