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Homer S. Black

Homer S. Black

Homer S. Black
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Baylor College of Medicine , USA


Homer S. Black is a Professor of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (1968- 2003).He is a  Research Physiologist and Director of the Photobiology Laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. Dr. Black earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Louisiana State University in 1964. He earned a B.Sc. in animal science from Texas A&M University in 1956 after which he served with the U.S. Air Force in Strategic Air Command and  holds a M.Ed. from Sam Houston State University; and a M.S.Admin. (business/health science management) from the University of Houston. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Photobiology Centre, University of Dundee, Scotland. . He served as Treasurer in the latter. Dr. Black is also a member of the Institute of Professional Managers and was Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Academy of Administrative Managers.

Research Interest

Pro-carcinogenic effects of antioxidants and dietary fat in UV-carcinogenesis. The experimental studies culminated in a dietary intervention trial in which it was shown that a low-fat dietary intervention reduced the risk for subsequent skin cancers in skin cancer patients.