Saint Louis University

Sharon Homan

Saint Louis University
College for Public Health & Social Justice


Sharon M. Homan, Ph.D., Vice President for Public Health, oversees KHI's analysis of public and population health issues and guides KHI's effort to improve the capacity of the public health system in Kansas.

Dr. Homan is an evaluator, biostatistician, and researcher. Her research activities include statistical modeling, mental health epidemiology, and community-based interventions for mothers and children in vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on violence prevention. Dr. Homan is working with Dr. Terri Weaver (Psychology) to create the Center for Transdisciplinary Violence Prevention Research. Dr. Homan has served as an investigator and principal investigator for HRSA, NIMH, NIAAA, CDC funded projects related to the mental health of women and children living in poverty, and the cycle of substance abuse and violence.

As principal investigator for the "AIMS@SLU" project funded by the NLM, Dr. Homan is leading the University strategic planning to create an Integrated Academic Information Management System (IAIMS) to improve research knowledge management, access, and dissemination. Dr. Homan is active in the Statistics section of the American Public Health Association,and serves as a reviewer for the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PsychCritiques, and various journals.