Epidemiology; Emergency Preparedness; Mental Health; Substance Use
Dr. Homish serves as the Principal Investigator on a grant that examines increasing multijurisdictional collaborations for public health emergency response. This grant is part of the Western New York Public Health Alliance’s Advanced Practice Center (http://www.wnypha.org/Home/Programs/AdvancedPracticeCenter). The Western New York Advanced Practice Center (APC) is one of seven funded centers in the United States charged with developing tools for Public Health Emergency Response. The Western New York APC is the only center that specifically focuses on rural health public health emergency preparedness. Dr. Homish is a member of the Mental Health sector of the Erie County Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team (SMART). Dr. Homish is also a PI and co-investigator on several grants that examine changes in substance use patterns among adults.