The Center celebrated 25 years of gun violence prevention with a special virtual symposium on March 3. The event reflected on the Center's history and achievements, featured dynamic conversations between leaders in the field, and provide a vision for what lies ahead.Watch Now
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn more about this evidence-based approach to reducing gun violence through scientific data and first-person accounts of those who are on the front lines using ERPOs as a tool to save lives.Register Now
A consortium of legal and public health experts organized by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, including core faculty member, Shannon Frattaroli, has a new set of recommendations to improve and enhance the effectiveness of ERPOs.Read More
In households with firearms, safe storage is now especially critical—and is the focus of a new online map developed by students and faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Read More
A white paper and infographic review the approaches states use to screen out prohibited individuals from owning guns, and conclude that only purchaser licensing has been shown to reduce gun violence.Learn More
The soaring sales of firearms worry mental health and gun violence experts, concerned that the likely fallout will be a rise in suicides, domestic homicides, and accidental injuries and death in the weeks and months ahead.Read More
Center research finds that nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United States is directly related to mental illness.Learn More
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 Violence Prevention and Policy 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
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.
The Center Welcomes Jacquelyn Campbell as New Core Faculty Member
The Center is pleased to announce that Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, MSN, RN, Anna D. Wolf Chair and professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will be joining the center as a core faculty member. She has published more than 295 articles and seven books in her work on public health advocacy, domestic violence, and other research on health risks of other marginalized communities.