Hot Topics in Public Health Symposium - Novel Coronavirus
Hot Topics in Public Health Symposium - Novel Coronavirus

Hot Topics in Public Health — A Symposium Series

Gun Violence Prevention as a Public Health Priority

October 26, 2020  4:00—5:00 p.m.

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Members of the UW–Madison community are welcome to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of firearms violence prevention as an issue of importance in public health. Please submit a question for panelists. 

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, MPHMedical College of Wisconsin, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Perspectives on Gun Violence Prevention from Law Enforcement: Jeff KirchmanUniversity 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, PhDUW–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 will be Dr. Temte, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Petty, MD, and Director of Strategic Communications Robyn M. Perrin, PhD.


Past Symposia:

>> January 29, 2020: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Real Time