Gun Violence Prevention as a Public Health Priority
October 26, 2020 4:00—5:00 p.m.
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Introductory Remarks — Robert N. Golden, MD, Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Introduction of Panelists — Jonathan Temte, MD, MPH, Associate Dean of Public Health and Community Engagement
- Youth and Community Impact of Gun Violence and Preventive Measures: Anthony Cooper, Sr., CEO, Focused Interruption Coalition and VP of Strategic Partnership and Reentry Services, Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership
- Prevention of Firearm Injuries: Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Emergency Medicine
- Perspectives on Gun Violence Prevention from Law Enforcement: Jeff Kirchman, University of Wisconsin Police Department
- Public Health Issues Regarding Gun Use: Melissa Stiles, MD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
- Risk and Protective Factors for Youth Exposed to Gun Violence: Alvin Thomas, PhD, UW–Madison School of Human Ecology
- Wisconsin’s Gun Hunting Heritage: Ashley Van Egtern, Assistant Administrator of Hunter Education, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Co-moderators: Dr. Temte, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Petty, MD, and Director of Strategic Communications Robyn M. Perrin, PhD.
- UC Davis — What You Can Do: Firearm Injury Prevention Resources for Health Care Providers
- UC Davis BulletPoints Project
- American Medical Association: The Physician’s Role in Promoting Firearm Safety
Research and policy development
- AFFIRM Research Group
- RAND’s Gun Policy in America
- Thomas A and Hope EC. 2015. Walking Away Hurt, Walking Around Scared: A Cluster Analysis of Violence Exposure Among Young Black Males. J Black Psychol. 42(5):453-476.
- Thomas A et al. 2016. It’s in My Hood: Understanding African American Boys’ Perception of Safety in their Neighborhoods. 44(3):311-326.
- Thomas A et al. 2016. You do what you see: How witnessing physical violence is linked to violent behavior among male African American adolescents. J Men’s Studies. 24(2):185-207.
- Hargarten SW et al. 2018. Gun Violence: A Biopsychosocial Disease. West J Emer Med. 19(6):1024–1027.
- Hargarten SW. 2020. The Bullets He Carried. West J Emerg Med. 21(5):1036.
- Police Executive Research Forum — 2018 report, “Key Findings and an Action Plan to Reduce Gun Violence”