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.

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18 Jun, 2024

Media Mention: Tip Lines Can Lower Violence Exposure in Schools

The most visible school security measures — police officers, cameras, metal detectors — have dominated research and public debate on school safety for decades. School administrators looking for the best ways to protect students and reassure families now have evidence for another, less visible tool: anonymous reporting systems. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded […]

15 May, 2024

Two firearm injury prevention research faculty members honored with recognition and achievement awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research will honor six research faculty members from across the University of Michigan for their significant contributions and leadership, including two from the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh, co-director of the Training and Education Core at the Institute, will receive the Research Faculty Recognition Award, […]

01 May, 2024

Media Mention: University of Michigan study engages parents in protecting young children from unintentional shootings

After teens, young children from birth to 5 years old are the largest age group impacted by unintentional shootings and have the highest number of firearm fatalities in the United States. And an estimated 30 million US children lived in households with firearms. Research is limited on firearm safety perspectives and practices of parents with young children, and […]

11 Mar, 2024

Media Mention: Dr. Hsieh and Firearm Injury Prevention Among Asian Americans

In November, NINR participated in the 2023 National Research Conference for the Prevention of Firearm-Related Harms, held in Chicago. Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh, research assistant professor in the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention at the University of Michigan, presented her NINR-supported work on “Mental Distress as a Mediator between Racism Experience and Firearm Behavior among Asian […]

15 Nov, 2023

U-M participates in national conference that highlights latest firearm-related harms research

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 […]

25 Jan, 2023

Mass shootings in America: U-M experts available

EXPERTS ADVISORY The University of Michigan has several faculty experts who can discuss the United States’ epidemic of mass shootings. April Zeoli April Zeoli is the policy core director at the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Her interdisciplinary research—which aims to bring together the fields of public health, criminology and criminal justice—is focused on firearm policies […]

23 Nov, 2022

Media Mention: 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 […]

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