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Johns Hopkins Magazine, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health, Wins Bronze CASE Circle of Excellence Award for Cover Story on Gun Policy Researcher

A profile of a gun-policy researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health won a Bronze award in the 2018 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards. The profile, which appeared in the fall issue of the School’s magazine, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health, was one of 11 winners in the profile category of 127 entries.

The article profiled Dr. Cassandra Crifasia, an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School’s health policy and management department and a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. Dr. Crifasi is one of the few gun policy researchers in the nation who not only owns guns but regularly shoots for sport.

As the profile notes, “Dr. Crifasi, 34, is part of what she calls ‘the large moderate swath that is invisible’: those who believe the Second Amendment protects citizens’ right to have a firearm in their home, but also believe that right should be regulated by effective, evidence-based gun policy.” The profile chronicles Dr. Crifasi and the Center’s work with the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and also highlights her research.

Dismantling the Narrative: Gun owner and researcher Cassandra Crifasi aims to change the conversation” was written by freelance writer Ms. Laura Wexler and edited by Ms. Melissa Hartman, associate director of content and editorial at the Bloomberg School.

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