Since federal policy was changed in 2019 to allow funding for gun violence research, multiple databases have been established to track violent deaths across the U.S. The data provide key information for successfully implementing a public health approach…
No single strategy is likely to significantly reduce gun deaths in the U.S.—but lots of strategies working together could help, according to Harvard Chan School’s David Hemenway.
Ten years’ worth of data from Massachusetts shows that children living in communities with higher rates of firearm licensure are more likely to have elevated blood lead levels, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School…
Researchers at Harvard Chan School have received a five-year, $5 million grant to support research on firearm injuries and deaths.
In Massachusetts towns with more guns, there are more suicides—and blood lead levels in a community appear to play a role in the link, according to a new study from Harvard Chan School.
The relationship between firearms and suicide, as well as firearms injury data, were among the topics of studies from experts at Harvard Chan School that appeared in the December 2022 issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.
Suicide is a preventable tragedy—but there’s much work yet to be done in figuring out the best strategies for doing so, according to experts who spoke at a symposium on the topic at Harvard Chan School.
David Hemenway of Harvard Chan School is featured in two podcast episodes focused on the public health dangers of guns in America and possible solutions to the problem.
Women in the U.S. who are pregnant or who have recently given birth are more likely to be murdered than to die from obstetric causes—and these homicides are linked to a deadly mix of intimate partner violence and…
Carrying a concealed weapon may not be the best way for women runners to protect themselves against harassment or assault, according to some experts.