Firearm injury is a major public health issue, causing premature death, long-term physical and emotional disability, significant direct emergency and medical expenses, and economic costs to society.
In the second episode of our webinar series, we'll cover the epidemiology of firearm injury and death in the United States, including the demographic and geographic distribution of firearm-related harm.
Mark your calendars for lunchtime every third Tuesday of the month for more brief talks on firearm injury prevention.
Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH
Dr. Wintemute is the founding director of the Violence Prevention Research Program and holds the Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis. He also directs the University of California Davis Firearm Violence Research Center, the nation’s first publicly-funded center for research in this field. He was among the first to study firearm violence as a public health problem. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center and is a professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine. His current research focuses on violence risk factors and interventions to prevent violence.