President @ Sinai Urban Health Institute
Dr. Sharon Homan is the President of Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI), which conducts health disparities research, develops innovative community health interventions, delivers community health worker training and consultation, and provides a broad scope of evaluation services. Dr. Homan specializes in developing, testing and scaling evidence-based solutions for tackling health adverse social determinants of health. Previously, Dr. Homan served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research at the University of North Texas School of Public Health in Fort Worth, Texas. Her prior experience includes public health leadership and faculty positions with Rockhurst University (Academic Vice President), the Kansas Health Institute (Vice President for Public Health) and Saint Louis University (Professor of Biostatistics). Dr. Homan received her doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, studying biostatistics, preventive medicine and environmental health. She completed additional studies in psychiatric epidemiology, theology and social ethics. Dr. Homan has received leadership awards for her work in promoting equity and social justice, including the YWCA Special Leadership in the Professions Award, Dorothy Day Justice Seeker Nomination, and Saint Louis University Woman of the Year. Dr. Homan brings a wealth of experience and publications in public health research and evaluation, with particular dedication to maternal and child health, violence prevention and community health improvement initiatives. Her research has been funded by NIH, HRSA, CDC, DOJ state contracts and foundations.