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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

August 2012

Gun Violence in America

Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster, ScD, MPH, is a professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management and serves as co-director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research as well as deputy director of research for the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. He is also affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Webster is the author of numerous articles on the prevention of gun violence and firearm policy. His current research interests include evaluating the effects of various efforts to reduce violence, including: state gun and alcohol policies, policing strategies focused on deterring gun violence, a community gun violence prevention initiative (Safe Streets), and Maryland’s Lethality Assessment Program for reducing the recurrence of intimate partner violence.

Steve TeretStephen Teret JD, MPH, is a professor in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Health Policy and Management as well as director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health. His work has focused on the understanding and prevention of violence, with an emphasis on gun policy. In addition, Teret has also worked in the areas of injury prevention, vaccine policy, tobacco policy, food policy, preparedness and public health law. He holds joint faculty appointments in Pediatrics and in Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and began his professional career working as a lawyer in New York. Teret is recognized as one of the first persons to write about and advocate for the use of litigation as a tool for protecting the public’s health and is the founding director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research.

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The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research < http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-gun-policy-and-research/>

The Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health< http://www.publichealthlaw.net/>

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