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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.




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Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP

Core Faculty Member

Colleen Barry, PhD, MPP, inaugural dean of the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, collaborates with colleagues at the Center for Gun Violence Solutions to conduct ongoing public opinion research to inform strategies for reducing gun violence. 




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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

Federal Affairs Advisor

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

Foundation Relations Associate

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




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Janel Cubbage, MPH, MS, LCPC

Strategic Partnerships and Equity Program Manager

Janel Cubbage, MS, LCPC, is a practicing psychotherapist and suicidologist focusing on suicide prevention, equity, and engaging impacted communities to implement equitable gun violence prevention solutions.




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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

Director of Research Methods

Mitchell Doucette, PhD '18, MS, is an injury epidemiologist who examines the impact of policy, programs, and technology on intentional and unintentional injuries”




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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

State Affairs Advisor

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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Caitlin Hoffman, MPH

Director of Communications

Caitlin Hoffman, MPH, is dedicated to translating evidence-based research into practice, using data to drive policy change, and emphasizing the importance of effective communication strategies.




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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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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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Beth McGinty, PhD '13, MS

Core Faculty Member

Beth McGinty PhD '13, MS, studies how public policies affect mental health and substance use.




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Adam Moses

Center Program Administrator

Adam Moses, is an operations specialist committed to developing and implementing systems and processes to effectively meet stakeholder needs.




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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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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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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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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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