Firearm Violence: Science, Policy, & Politics

Firearm Violence: Science, Policy, & Politics

A Penn Faculty 'Teach-In' Event Co-hosted by LDI and the Penn Injury Science Center

Firearm violence is a contentious societal problem and carries a significant public health burden. Dialogue is polarized and funding for science is restricted. Yet researchers from many disciplines at Penn focus their research on reducing firearm violence and improving outcomes of violent injuries  – by conducting rigorous science and producing factual information. 

This event will include a series of case scenarios highlighting the intersection of science, policy, and politics, and facilitate an open respectful and scholarly conversation about how to decrease the burden of firearm violence. For a sneak preview of the research, click here.


Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Professor, School of Nursing

Douglas Wiebe, PhD
Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine

Dan Romer, PhD
Research Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Daniel Holena, MD, MSCE, FACS
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

John MacDonald, PhD, MA
Professor, Criminology and Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences


This event is taking place as part of a weeklong Penn Faculty 'Teach-In', on the Production, Dissemination, and Use of Knowledge and is co-hosted by LDI and the Penn Injury Science Center. It is free and open to the public, but please register.