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A better surveillance system for tracking police homicides

For immediate release: March 17, 2016 Boston, MA – Official counts of homicides by police seriously undercount incidents, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, but a relatively new national data system, currently…

Gun violence addressed in reddit ‘AMA’

There’s been a heightened focus on gun violence in the U.S. On January 5, 2016, President Barack Obama announced new executive actions to reduce the number of mass shootings, suicides, and killings. On January 7, he held a…

Law enforcement-related deaths discussed in reddit ‘AMA’

Why should law enforcement-related deaths be treated as a public health issue? Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology, discussed that topic during a reddit “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) on Thursday, December 17. In a recent paper, Krieger and her research team…

Exploring the increase in public mass shootings

Even though there’s a running debate as to what exactly constitutes a “mass shooting,” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s David Hemenway says that the more “public” kind of shootings—like the one on December 2, 2015 in…