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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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 […]

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 […]

30 Jun, 2022

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 […]

24 May, 2022

Study: 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 […]

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