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Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research


Our goal is to bring public health expertise and perspectives to the complex policy issues related to gun violence prevention.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research is engaged in original scholarly research, policy analysis and agenda-setting public discourse. An important part of the Center's mission is to serve as an objective and informative resource for the news media, thereby providing the public with accurate information about gun injuries, prevention strategies, and policies.

Examples of Areas of Research


What's New

Enrollment for GVP MOOC Now Open

Learners may now enroll to take “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change,” a massive open online course on Coursera.

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Stay-at-Home Orders and Firearms during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

New research from Center faculty found that most stated with stay-at-home orders during the pandemic considered federal firearm licensees essential businesses. 

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Dr. Cassandra Crifasi on Rethinking Public Safety

Center deputy director Cassandra Crifasi speaks about what rethinking public safety means for public health and the role of law enforcement.

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