April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Health Management Policy, School of Public Health

Research Associate Professor, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

School of Public Health Profile

Intimate Partner Violence

Dr. April Zeoli is an Associate Professor in Health Management & Policy in the School of Public Health and the Director of the Policy Core in the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. She conducts interdisciplinary research, with a goal of bringing together the fields of public health and criminology and criminal justice. Her main fields of investigation are the prevention of firearm violence, intimate partner violence, and homicide through the use of policy and law. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on policy interventions for firearm use in intimate partner violence. Broadly, Dr. Zeoli studies the role of firearms in intimate partner violence and homicide, as well as the civil and criminal justice systems responses to intimate partner violence. Her research focuses on legal firearm restrictions for domestic violence abusers and their impact on intimate partner homicide and the implementation of those firearm restrictions. Dr. Zeoli is also a leading expert on the use and implementation of extreme risk protection orders. She is the primary investigator of the largest study of extreme risk protection orders to date, involving six states and over 6,600 cases. Dr. Zeoli is an Associate Editor for the scholarly journal Homicide Studies and is on the editorial board of the journals Injury Epidemiology, Injury Prevention, and Criminology & Public Policy, and serves as the research expert for the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center.