News and Research Reports 2010

December 4, 2010
New study finds significant error in reporting of unintentional firearm fatalities
A new study out by Cathy Barber and David Hemenway found the overall the count of unintentional firearm deaths from states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System was about 28% higher in national mortality data than appeared warranted when examining the NVDRS data. Read the abstract

September 13, 2010
Cathy Barber interviewed for Time Magazine article
Cathy Barber was interviewed for Time Magazine article “The New Drug Crisis: Addiction by Prescription.”  Read the complete article here.

July 14, 2010
2004 National Firearm Survey referenced in New York Times article on guns
Read the complete article here.

July 8, 2010
Letter to the Editor on Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Dr. Renee Johnson’s Letter to the Editor on Carbon Monoxide Detectors was published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.  Read it here.

May 18, 2010
Majority of Young Victims of Unintentional Shootings Shot by Another Youth
Read the HSPH press release here.

May 6, 2010
Dr. Hemenway’s article “Why We Don’t Spend Enough on Public Health” published in the New England Journal of Medicine
To access the article or download the pdf please click here.

March 24, 2010
Launch of the Firearms Research Digest

A comprehensive, searchable database of social science, criminology, law reviews, medical and public health research concerning firearms. For the full press release click here. The database can be found at The Firearms Research Database was made possible through funding from the Joyce Foundation.

February 9, 2010
Dr. Matt Miller quoted in The Globe regarding Railroad Suicide
The Globe quoted Dr. Matt Miller regarding access to highly lethal methods of suicide and suicide completion rate. Read it here.

February 2, 2010
Dr. David Hemenway asked by The Globe to Comment on the Success of Public Health Campaigns
In the article “Parents, doctors prod NFL on brain injuries,” Hemenway commented on the surprising success of the BU Medical Center in promoting awareness regarding the dangers of repetitive head injuries.
Read it here.

January 2010
Gui Borges wins Soper Award for Excellence
HICRC is proud to announce that former visiting scholar Gui Borges has been awarded the Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Health Literature, presented by the Pan American Health and Education Foundation in Washington, DC. Gui was presented this honor for his paper “Traumatic Events and Suicide-Related Outcomes among Mexico City Adolescents.” Congratulations Gui for this major recognition!