U-M Firearm Injury Prevention Signature

What We’re Doing

A Strong Infrastructure

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.

The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention features four cores that each have distinct objectives, but together, they are working to reduce firearm injuries nationwide.

Research and Scholarship Core

Fosters scholarly collaboration across disciplines, seeds innovative projects focused on research, scholarship and creative practice, and prepares teams for external funding opportunities to support future firearm injury prevention research. Work led by this core ranges from improving epidemiological data and strengthening social science-informed policy analysis to identifying design applications and developing new safety technologies.

research and scholarship core

Education and Training Core

Educates and trains a diverse, next generation of faculty and students with opportunities that include new firearm-related courses revolving around epidemiology, disparities, interventions and policy analysis.

education and training core

Community Engagement and Communication Core

The primary conduit to external partners, including community groups, firearm-related organizations and policy audiences. Work led by this core fosters the bidirectional transfer of firearm injury prevention research and scholarship between faculty and stakeholders, community members and injury prevention practitioners through various channels.

community engagement and communication core

Data and Methods Core

Conducts innovative methodological quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. Work led by this core addresses big data challenges, develops innovative technological solutions and assists with data linkages.

data and methods core