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Patricia Homan

Assistant Professor

Office: 238 Pepper Ctr Bldg
Phone Number: 850-644-7595
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CV: Patricia Homan CV

Personal Statement:

Patricia Homan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University. She is also an Associate at FSU’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and a Research Affiliate of the Center for Demography and Population Health. Her research explores how gender, socioeconomic, and racial inequalities in American society shape the health and well-being of the population and of individuals as they age.


Ph.D. in Sociology, Duke University 2018
M.A. in Sociology, Duke University 2016
A.B. in Sociology, Princeton University 2005

Areas of Interest:

Medical sociology, population health, gender, stratification/inequality, life course and aging, demography and quantitative methods

Selected Publications:

Homan, Patricia. 2019. "Structural Sexism and Health in the United States: A New Perspective on Health Inequality and the Gender System." American Sociological Review 84(3):486–516.
Homan, Patricia. 2017. "Political Gender Inequality and Infant Mortality in the United States, 1990-2012." Social Science & Medicine 182:127–35.
Homan, Patricia, Lauren Valentino, and Emi Weed. 2017. "Being and Becoming Poor: How Cultural Schemas Shape Beliefs About Poverty." Social Forces 95(3):1023–48.

Awards and Honors:

Roberta G. Simmons Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Medical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2019
Emerging Scholar Paper Award, International Sociological Association, 2018
Vorsanger-Smith Scholar Award, Duke University, 2018
T32 Pre-Doctoral Traineeship in the Demography of Aging, 2015-2017
Honors in Sociology, Princeton University, 2005