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Rutgers: Preventing Gun Violence Research Symposium

The Rutgers School of Public Health and School of Criminal Justice’s New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research is hosting the “Preventing Gun Violence Research Symposium,” on November 7, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey. RSVP here.

Gun violence remains a public health problem throughout the United States with nearly 100,000 gun-related incidents annually, about one-third of which end in death. Despite having more comprehensive gun laws and fewer deaths than other states, gun violence accounts for an average of 475 deaths and countless more injuries each year in New Jersey.

This interdisciplinary research symposium will feature presentations from Rutgers faculty as well as guest researchers in public health, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, and social work, exchanging knowledge around the causes, consequences and solutions to gun-related violence.

Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, an epidemiologist with expertise in prevention science, will be providing the keynote. Dr. Furr-Holden’s work  focuses on developing environmental strategies and structural interventions for violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention in high-risk and urban settings. She has worked with local and national policy makers to improve data driven decision-making and include ‘health in all policies.’

The event will also feature panels on Gun Violence Research in Action, Regional Efforts for Gun Safety, New Jersey Gun Violence Experts, and Center grantee research.