Author: Alexandra de Leon

A new study finds that a majority of victims killed in an intimate partner homicide were killed with a firearm. Using data from the National Violence Death Reporting System (NVDRS), researchers at the Harborview Injury…

UW’s Forefront Suicide Prevention Program, “Safer Homes, Suicide Aware,” was highlighted in a fascinating article by the New York Times published November 18, 2020. The article highlights suicide prevention efforts happening across 21 states, targeting…

The INSIGHT Research Program has opened applications for summer 2021. The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and first-year medical students, and will run June 14 -Aug. 6, 2021. Over the course of eight weeks,…

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children and young adults in the U.S., approximately half involving firearms. In a new commentary posted in JAMA Network Open November 4th, researchers at the Harborview…

Bodily injuries remain the leading cause of death and suffering among U.S. children and teens. Each day, 20 children die from preventable injuries—more than all other diseases combined.  In parallel, the nation’s second leading cause…

Several members of HIPRC’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program including Fred Rivara, MD, MPH, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD, MPH, Lauren Rooney, MPH,  and Emma Gause, MA, were awarded funding for their R61 research project…

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) will be evaluating a Washington state school program aimed at reducing sexual violence. Adolescence is frequently when sexual violence is first experienced, as 40% of women with…

From her time as an undergrad student at Columbia to her career in public health research, HIPRC postdoctoral scholar Avanti Adhia, ScD, has had a passion for helping others and making a change in the…

Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws reduce firearm access among individuals who are at a high risk of harming themselves or others. ERPOs can be requested by petitioners (household or family member, law enforcement) in…

To celebrate the UW School of Public Health’s 50 years of impact, the School is recognizing 50 alumni from around the world who have a demonstrated record of distinguished service and achievement across public health…