Monday, March 7
This talk will be recorded and live-streamed via Zoom.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Research Scientist, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation & Research Consultant, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Racial disparities in youth firearm violence: A symptom of racism
Youth interpersonal firearm violence is a significant and preventable public health concern in the United States. Unfortunately, akin to many other public health concerns, interpersonal firearm injuries and fatalities disproportionately affect black and brown youth, suggesting that the research and prevention of minority youth firearm violence need to occur within the context of institutional, cultural, and individual racism. Dr. Lee presents a program of research that can inform the development of prevention programs that addresses the multifaceted influence of racism on minority youth firearm violence. Dr. Lee will present his conceptual model that connects institutional, cultural, and individual racism to minority youth firearm violence, provide empirical evidence to support the model that focuses on exposure to violence (a byproduct of institutional racism) and how it is associated with psychological risks linked with youth firearm violence. He will also discuss future directions for assessing and addressing racial disparities in youth interpersonal firearm violence.