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Preventing gun violence: Promising public health approaches

April 9th @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Twenty-five years after the shootings at Columbine High School, the U.S. continues to experience outsized rates of gun violence compared to much of the world. But amid the heartbreak, there has been some progress. Researchers and policymakers have identified promising approaches to reduce firearm deaths and injuries — even in the absence of major gun control legislation. This panel will explore public health strategies to reduce gun casualties, including suicides, and highlight successful initiatives across the country. 

Register for free to submit your questions.   

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sonali Rajan, Associate Professor, Department of Health Studies & Applied Educational Psychology at Columbia University 

Joseph B. Richardson, Jr., MPower Professor of African-American Studies, Medical Anthropology, and Epidemiology; Co-Director, UMD PROGRESS Initiative, University of Maryland 

Gabriella Rodriguez, Executive Director, QLatinx 


Tiziana Dearing, Host, Radio Boston

Further reading: A recent op-ed in Harvard Public Health magazine proposes strategies for limiting children’s access to guns.


Date: April 9th
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events


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