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.
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 […]
Public Health IDEAS: Pioneering firearms research
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 […]
How Texas school leaders hope anonymous reporting tools can keep students safe
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.
Anonymous reporting systems in schools can reduce violence, increase student connectedness
The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health shares about a study conducted in collaboration with the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation about anonymous reporting systems for students to report warning signs of potentially threatening behavior. Drs. Hsing-Fang Hsieh and Justin Heinze are co-authors of the study. Link to full article.
New federal firearm and mental health law: U-M experts react
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 […]
Asian Americans armed selves during pandemic due to racial acts
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. Read the full article from the University of Michigan Record on May 31, 2022.
Sandy Hook Promise: School shootings don’t have to be inevitable
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 armed themselves during the pandemic in response to racial acts
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 […]
Inside the Secret Service study that analyzed school attack plots
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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