David R. Williams interviewed by CNN

Dr. David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was recently interviewed by CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper in “Study finds lasting mental health impacts of police killings”.

“[In the study] we found that every police shooting of an unarmed African-American led to worse mental health, not just for the [victim’s] family but also for the entire African-American community in the state where it occurred,” says Dr. Williams in the interview. “And [on average] that worse mental health lasted for three months. So, we are looking at long-term negative impact on the mental health of the entire African-American community.”