It’s time to shed some light on research opportunities again! Today, I would like to introduce you to the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. Their primary goal is to provide a public health lens on gun violence prevention and covers a broad range of activities, from scholarly research to policy analysis and agenda-setting public discourse. Gun trafficking, domestic violence and guns, keeping guns from youth and legal issues make up the four main areas of research.
Formally established in 1995, the center is now run by Daniel Webster and Co-Director Jon Vernick. Both are also faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Management. In addition, the center boasts a long list of faculty and staff that teach and take part in the center’s research. If this is a topic of interest to you, I encourage you to take a look at the Center for Gun Policy and Research and get involved.