A Public Health Approach to Reducing Firearm Violence: Finding Solutions to a Complex Problem
David Hemenway, Ph.D., is an economist and Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and a former James Marsh Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont. He is Co-Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, former director of the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center and former President of the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research. He received the Excellence in Science award from the American Public Health Association and a Commissioner’s Commendation from the Boston Police Commissioner for exemplary services to the people of Boston. He received fellowships from the Pew, Soros and Robert Wood Johnson foundations and is currently (2020-21) a Radcliffe fellow.
Dr. Hemenway has been Principal Investigator on more than 45 grants from NIH, CDC, NIAAA, NIJ and other federal and state agencies, and private foundations. He has written five books, including Private Guns Public Health and over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals—more than 125 on gun violence, in such journals as JAMA, Nature, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has received ten Harvard teaching awards and in 2018 won the inaugural Community Engagement award given by HSPH students. In 2012 Dr. Hemenway was recognized by the CDC as one of the twenty “most influential injury and violence professionals over the past 20 years.”
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