Paper showing link between firearm ownership and suicide rates wins award

A paper by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has been awarded the Jess Kraus Award in Injury Epidemiology. The annual award, announced June 9, 2015, recognizes the “paper of the year” chosen by Injury Epidemiology’s editorial board members.

The paper, published online March 20, 2014, found that firearm ownership is strongly associated with overall suicide rates.

Matthew Miller, co-director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, professor of Health Sciences and Epidemiology at Northeastern University, and senior author of the paper, will give a seminar talk about his research at Columbia University this fall in conjunction with the award presentation. Co-authors of the paper were April Opoliner, Deborah Azrael, Catherine Barber, and Garrett Fitzmaurice.

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