Patricia Homan
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Duke
238 Pepper Ctr Bldg
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. 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.

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Research Interests

Medical sociology
Population health
Life Course and Aging
Demography and Quantitative Methods


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

Selected Publications

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

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