A Florida State University researcher is being recognized by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health for her work as an emerging scientist.
Patricia Homan, an assistant professor of sociology and the associate director of FSU’s Public Health program, emerged as one of five people honored from a field of more than 250 who submitted peer-reviewed articles for the 15th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors. She will present her winning submission virtually on June 3.
Homan’s work explores how gender, socioeconomic and racial inequalities in American society shape the health and well-being of populations and individuals.
“It means a lot to me,” Homan said of the recognition. “The fact that this is from the NIH, it shows that they are invested in the work that I’m doing. So that is really, really exciting. I’m thrilled about it.”
The paper Homan will present, “Structural Intersectionality as a New Direction for Health Disparities Research,” was published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. It was co-authored by Tyson H. Brown of Duke University and Brittany King of FSU.
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