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UCLA: Paul Torrens Health Forum on Gun Violence – Its Traumatic Impact On Our Communities

In 2018, there were 40,000 gun deaths in the United States, the highest number in 40 years. Suicides, mass shootings, assaults and accidental shootings underscore gun violence as a critical public health issue. Join us to explore the traumatic impact gun violence has on the health and safety of our communities and what we can do to address its devastating aftermath.


Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD
Dean and Professor
Charles R. Drew University College of Medicine

Fernando Rejón, MA
Executive Director
Urban Peace Institute

Tchaka Shepherd, MD
Trauma Director
St. Francis Medical Center


Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Co-Director, UC Firearm Violence Prevention Center at UCLA
Professor, UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA