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Center for Gun Violence Solutions

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Josh Horwitz, JD


Josh Horwitz, JD, works to reduce gun violence by utilizing public health research and health equity analysis to build advocacy campaigns that meet critical opportunities in the policy development process.




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Cass Crifasi, PhD '14, MPH


Cass Crifasi, PhD '14, MPH, studies how evidence-based policies and programs can reduce violence and advance equity.




Christina Bailey

Senior Administrative Coordinator 

Christina Bailey leads administrative efforts including event planning and logistics, calendar management and scheduling, and all other key supportive tasks to keep the Center running smoothly. 




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Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Core Faculty Member

Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been conducting policy, advocacy and nursing research on the mental and physical health outcomes of experiencing violence, especially intimate partner violence, including risk factors for intimate partner homicide for 30 years.




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Spencer Cantrell, JD

Senior Advisor for Implementation

Spencer Cantrell, JD, uses her experience representing survivors to promote evidence-based and equitable legal reforms at the federal level to reduce violence.





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Tim Carey, JD

Law & Policy Advisor

Tim Carey, JD, operates at the intersection of legal, legislative, and research realms to protect civil rights and reduce gun violence in an equitable manner.





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Hyunjin Cho, PhD

Foundation Relations Associate

Hyunjin Cho, PhD, supports the fundraising efforts for the Center, obtaining grants and foundation funding to prevent gun violence.





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Ari Davis, MPP

Policy Advisor

Ari Davis, MPP, is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at the Bloomberg School and Policy Advisor at the Center where he conducts research and advocates for evidence-based policies to reduce gun violence.





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Mitchell Doucette, PhD '18, MS

Faculty Associate

Mitchell Doucette, PhD '18, MS, is a part-time faculty associate with the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Center for Gun Violence Solutions, where he conducts research evaluating the impact of laws on firearm violence. He is also the research director at Leafwell, a company focused on increasing medicinal cannabis education, access, and research.




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Mark Dredze, PhD, MS

Core Faculty Member

Mark Dredze, PhD, MS, studies natural language processing and artificial intelligence and their application to problems in public health and medicine.




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Shannon Frattaroli, PhD '99, MPH '94

Core Faculty Member

Shannon Frattaroli, PhD '99, MPH '94, translates evidence about injury and violence prevention into policies and practices that will create safe places for people to thrive.




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Lisa Geller, MPH

Senior Advisor for Implementation

Lisa Geller, MPH, studies policies to reduce gun violence and uses research to promote evidence-based gun policies at the state level.





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Lori Haas

Advocacy Manager

Lori Haas, advocates for policies, programs, intervention and prevention strategies, and funding for those efforts across disciplines by forging partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders. Lori brings a lived perspective to her work as a survivor of gun violence.




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Katherine Hoops, MD, MPH '10

Core Faculty Member

Katherine Hoops MD, MPH '10, studies how clinicians and hospitals can act to reduce youth violence and injury while promoting resilience and equity.




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Dylan Jackson, PhD, MS

Core Faculty Member

Dylan Jackson, PhD, MS, focuses on fostering the health and well-being of children and youth in the face of violence, adversity, and exposure to the criminal justice system.




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Odis Johnson, PhD

Core Faculty Member

Odis Johnson, PhD, Core Faculty Member, studies social policy and data science with racial equity and justice for young people in focus.




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Vanya Jones, PhD '06, MPH

Core Faculty Member

Vanya Jones PhD '06, MPH, is a health education researcher, employs social and behavioral science methods to create, implement, and evaluate behavior change programs.




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Shakun Kaushal

Digital Communications Specialist 

Shakun Kaushal supports gun violence prevention through digital-based initiatives at the Center.




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Rose Kim, MPA

Assistant Policy Advisor

Rose Kim, MPA, researches and advocates for evidence-based policies to reduce gun violence in local communities.




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Alex McCourt, JD, PhD '19, MPH

Director of Legal Research

Alex McCourt, JD, PhD '19, MPH, examines firearm policy, opioid policy, and other areas affected by the relationships between law and the public’s health.




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Amanda Myers

Senior Development Coordinator

Amanda Myers supports individual donations, large gifts, and fundraising efforts for the Center. 




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Paul Nestadt, MD

Core Faculty Member

Paul Nestadt MD, uses clinical concepts and research to advance public health approaches to suicide prevention, including risk assessment, novel treatments, and consideration of access to lethal means.




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Mallory O'Brien, PhD, MS

Associate Scientist 

Mallory O'Brien, PhD, MS, focuses at the intersection of public health and public safety to establish policy and practice improvements both with-in and across systems with positive implications for communities. 




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Jen Pauliukonis, MPH

Director of Policy and Programming

Jen Pauliukonis, strengthens state movement building efforts across the country through a program supporting state-level gun violence prevention advocates.





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Jenique Reid, MPH 

Research Program Coordinator 

Jenique Reid, MPH, supports gun violence prevention-based research initiatives throughout the Center. 




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Sarah Rhyins

Director of Development

Sarah Rhyins oversees the fundraising for the Center, raising income to support its mission to reduce gun violence in all its forms.




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Kelly Roskam, JD

Director of Law and Policy

Kelly Roskam, JD, studies the constitutional implications of, advocates for, and works to improve the implementation of firearms laws.





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Bushra Sabri, PhD, MSW

Core Faculty Member

Bushra Sabri, PhD, MSW, researches lifetime cumulative exposures to violence, including intimate partner violence and stress caused by experiencing health inequities, particularly among minority and immigrant women. 





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Rebecca Shore, MPH

Director of Operations

Rebecca Shore, MPH, leads human resources, financial management, staff allocation, process and systems improvement, people management, and other functions to ensure an efficient and effective Center. 




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Michelle Spencer, MS

Deputy Director of Equity and Community Partnerships

Michelle Spencer, MS, is a public health practitioner who focuses on the impacts of health equity, racial disparities, and health outcomes through community-based initiatives.



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Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

Core Faculty Member

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD, uses statistical methods to help learn about the effects of public health programs and policies, often with a focus on mental health and substance use.




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Jon Vernick, JD, MPH '94

Core Faculty Member

Jon Vernick, JD, MPH '94, promotes and evaluates the ways the law can be used as a tool to promote public health, particularly in the areas of injury and violence prevention.




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Silvia Villarreal, MPP

Director of Research Translation

Silvia Villarreal, MPP, translates research into evidence-based policy proposals and reports. She uses research translation to craft gun violence policy solutions from a public health perspective.




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Daniel Webster, ScD '91, MPH

Distinguished Research Scholar

Daniel Webster ScD '91, MPH, studies policies and programs intended to reduce gun violence and teaches public health approaches to violence prevention.




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