University of Michigan researchers in disciplines ranging from the social sciences and the arts to engineering and public health are working together to formulate and answer critical questions about firearm injury prevention. Our teams’ collaborative efforts have placed U-M at the forefront of firearm injury prevention research.
Compounded effects of racism on mental distress, alcohol use, firearm purchases among Asian Americans during pandemic
Racism provoked during the COVID-19 pandemic is directly tied to increased firearm purchases among Asian Americans, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. The study, published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, is believed to be the first to examine the relationship between […]
Students are reported for possession of non-firearm weapons about 20 times as often as they are for firearms. But schools are still relatively safe places, and many crime statistics in schools have been improving for years, experts say. The fatal stabbing at Southeast Raleigh High School on Monday is spotlighting a security problem that’s an […]
The second annual 2023 National Research Conference for the Prevention of Firearm-Related Harms was held in Chicago earlier this month, bringing together more than 650 people to discuss the latest trends and findings in firearm injury prevention research. The University of Michigan played a crucial role in the organization of the 2022 conference and again […]
Media Mention: Tip lines, door locks and detectors: What works, and what doesn’t, in school safety, according to several experts
WRAL News in Raleigh, NC discuss school safety measures with experts including Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh. As gun violence rises, schools are still one of the safest places for children to be. But high-profile incidents involving guns on campuses are prompting school systems to investigate the best ways to beef up security. (February 24, 2023) Link […]
U-M’s School of Public Health Findings Magazine profile’s Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh and discusses the school’s Public Health IDEAS (Interdisciplinary Discovery, Engagement + Actions for Society) initiative launched in October 2021, which aims to advance research and engagement in key areas to achieve meaningful, lasting impact. One priority under the IDEAS initiative is Public Health IDEAS for […]
The Dallas Morning News article discusses anonymous reporting tools school leaders are using to prevent campus violence. The news includes findings from a study published in the Journal of School Violence co-authored by Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh. (November 11, 2022) Link to full article.
Michigan News – In the wake of President Biden’s signing of a new Bipartisan Safety Communities Act that focuses on firearm injury prevention, school safety and mental health services, experts from the University of Michigan reacted to the law’s intent and provisions. Drs. Justin Heinze and Hsing-Fang Hsieh are co-investigators at the National Center for […]
Researchers at the University of Michigan are evaluating the effectiveness of Sandy Hook Promise programs and have found encouraging signs. (May 27, 2022) Link to the full article by the Christian Science Monitor.
Asian Americans who experienced increased acts of racism at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to acquire firearms and ammunition for self-defense, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. “Our data suggests that racism and its link to increased firearm ownership and carrying may […]
WXYZ Detroit interviews researchers from the National Center for School Safety, Drs. Justin Heinze and Hsing-Fang Hsieh in a report published this spring, the Secret Service analyzed 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools between 2006 and 2018 and gave advice. Link to full article.
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