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You're Invited to a HEALTH AFFAIRS Forum
Violence and Health

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Eastern
  • W Hotel Washington - 515 15th Street NW Washington DC

Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910

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Order the Violence and Health issue.

Violence permeates our society with consequences for victims, perpetrators, and communities. It reaches people of all ages and all walks of life. Even as media attention tends to focus on incidents of mass violence, it is the daily burden of violence in its many forms that takes the greater toll.

The October 2019 issue of Health Affairs takes a comprehensive look at the issues at the intersection of violence and health. Join the Health Affairs forum when panels will address:

  • Violence and Health
  • Community Violence
  • Violence, Mental Health & Suicide
  • Firearms


  • Catherine Barber, Senior Researcher, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, on "Linking Public Safety And Public Health Data For Firearm Suicide Prevention In Utah"
  • Colleen L. Barry, Fred and Julie Soper Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, on "Trends In Public Opinion On US Gun Laws: Majorities Of Gun Owners And Non-owners Support A Range Of Measures"
  • Rebecca M. Cunningham, Director, CDC-funded University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center, and Interim Vice President for Research, University of Michigan, on "Federal Funding For Research On The Leading Causes Of Death Among Children And Adolescents"
  • Evan V. Goldstein, Doctoral Candidate/Dean's Distinguished University Graduate Fellow, Division of Health Services Management & Policy, College of Public Health, Ohio State University, on "Behavioral Health Care And Firearm Suicide: Do States With Greater Treatment Capacity Have Lower Suicide Rates?"
  • Jason E. Goldstick, Assistant Professor, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan, on "US Firearm-Related Mortality: National, State, And Population Trends, 1999-2017"
  • David C. Grossman, Medical Director, Public Policy, Kaiser Permanente Washington, on "Violence And The US Health System: Burden And Response"
  • Bernadette C. Hohl, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, on "Creating Safe And Healthy Neighborhoods With Place-Based Violence Interventions"
  • Richard D. Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Colorado School of Medicine, on "NARRATIVE MATTERS: Ending Gaze Aversion Toward Child Abuse And Neglect"
  • Brianna Mills, Research Scientist, Firearm Injury and Research Program, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Washington, on "The Effects Of Violence On Health"
  • Rocco Pallin, Research Data Analyst, Violence Prevention Research Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, on "California Public Opinion On Health Professionals Talking With Patients About Firearms"
  • Bernice A. Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor, Sociology, Indiana University, on "Evolving Public Views On Mental Illness, Violence, Forced Treatment, And The Associated Stigma"
  • Tony Rosen, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, on "Violence In Older Adults: Scope, Impact, Challenges, And Strategies For Prevention"
  • Nichole A. Smith, University of Chicago School of Medicine, on "Keeping Your Guard Up: Hypervigilance Among Urban Residents Affected By Community And Police Violence"
  • Elizabeth Tung, Instructor of Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine, on "Social Isolation, Loneliness, And Violence Exposure In Urban Adults"
  • Briana Woods-Jaeger, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, on "Mitigating Negative Consequences Of Community Violence Exposure: Perspectives From African American Youth"

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Health Affairs thanks The California Wellness Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for financial support of this issue and event.

Health Affairs is grateful to Garen Wintemute of the University of California Davis for serving as theme issue adviser.


Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published monthly by Project HOPE, the journal is available in print and online. Late-breaking content is also found through, Health Affairs Today, and Health Affairs Sunday Update.

Project HOPE is a global health and humanitarian relief organization that places power in the hands of local health care workers to save lives across the globe. Project HOPE has published Health Affairs since 1981.