Category: Violence Prevention

Congratulations to HIPRC core member Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar who was just appointed as a member of the UW Population Health Initiative (UW PHI) Executive Council. UW PHI mission is to address the most persistent and…

Firearms were used in approximately 50.6% of suicide deaths in the U.S. in 2018 (CDC). Yet information about the type of firearm used in firearm deaths is limited, inhibiting both expert and legislature ability to…

The National Institute of Justice has awarded a three-year project led by Mary A. Kernic, PhD, MPH with HIPRC core member Megan Moore, PhD, MSW, and HIPRC trainee, Avanti Adhia, ScD, as co-investigators. This project…

In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference in the rate of homicides involving a gun by people in that age group, a…

Under Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center’s (HIPRC) INSIGHT High School Summer Research Program, a group of students and I, led by Dr. Mooney, conducted a research project to find out how to reduce Washington…

Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar has been awarded a three-year grant from the CDC for his study Culture, Longitudinal Patterns, and Safety Promotion of Handgun Carrying Among Rural Adolescents: Implications for Injury Prevention. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar’s study is…

There has been a significant increase in national firearm purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the motivation for these purchases are fear of other people, the report concluded. Researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention &…

Laws limiting the availability of firearms for sale to young adults have been shown to be associated with a decrease in youth gun carrying. Minimum age firearm laws can be seen as a potentially effective…

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative has awarded COVID-19 population health equity research grants to six projects involving partnerships between UW School of Public Health researchers and community leaders. These awards are intended to support collaborations…

Erin Morgan, MS, PhD, has successfully defended her dissertation, “Perpetration of Interpersonal Violence, Incarceration, and Subsequent Risk for Firearm Suicide,” on August 12 to earn her doctorate in epidemiology. Beginning in the Autumn Quarter, Morgan…