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Sara Heller, PhD discusses firearm injury in the U.S. and why using evidence-based policies is critical to addressing the public health issue. Dr. Heller is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Michigan and faculty affiliate with U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Read the full article here  
To examine how firearm behaviors (how guns were stored, carried, and thought about) were impacted by racism and discrimination experiences, Dr. Hsing-Fang Hsieh (University of Michigan) and Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu (Eastern Michigan University) launched a new, landmark study, which they joined the podcast to share with hosts Kelly and JJ. Listen to the podcast
The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is recruiting outstanding early-career research investigators to join a cohort of postdoctoral fellows who are part of an NIH-funded T32 training grant, Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS): Multi-Disciplinary Research Training Program. The program aims to address the critical need to develop a scientific workforce […]
Extreme risk protection orders, also known as red flag laws, can help prevent firearm injury events, including multiple victim/mass shootings, by addressing the threat prior to an event occurring, according to new research led by the University of Michigan. A study by U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of […]
Gong, C. H., Bushman, G., Hohl, B. C., Kondo, M. C., Carter, P. M., Cunningham, R. M., Rupp, L.A., Grodzinski, A., Branas, C.C., Vagi, K.J., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2022). Community engagement, greening, and violent crime: a test of the greening hypothesis and Busy Streets. American journal of community psychology. Abstract Researchers have documented that […]
Zeoli, A. M., Frattaroli, S., Barnard, L., Bowen, A., Christy, A., Easter, M., Kapoor, R., Knoepke, C., Ma, W., Molocznik, A., Norko, M., Omaki, E., Paruk, J. K., Pear, V. A., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., Schleimer, J.P., Swanson, J.W. & Wintemute, G. J. (2022). Extreme risk protection orders in response to threats of multiple victim/mass shooting in […]
Communities that are engaged in cleaning, mowing and repurposing vacant spaces are likely to experience greater reductions in violence and crime than neighborhoods that do not participate in these activities, according to new research led by the University of Michigan. These findings, based on a three-year study conducted by researchers at the U-M Institute for Firearm […]
The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is now accepting applications for internship positions in the Summer 2023. The internship is open to upper class undergraduate students and graduate students of all disciplines at the University of Michigan. Learn more about the internship. Interested applicants are invited to register for an Informational Session on Monday, November […]