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Violence Headlines

Explore the latest public health research and insights about violence.

Junior doctors protesting violence against doctors in Delhi, Gauhati Medical College Hospital in Guwahati, Assam, India. December 29, 2021.

When Will India End Violence Against Health Workers?

When we think of countries with high rates of violence against health care workers, we often think of countries embroiled in conflict. But in India, over 130 health care workers were attacked in 2020 alone.

People protesting the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini and the government of Iran on October 2, 2022, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Woman. Life. Freedom: The Heartbeat for Human Rights in Iran

As the global diaspora gathers in peaceful protests over the inhumane death of 22-year-old Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, we’re at a historic juncture in determining whether women will gain or lose their voice—with women in Iran at the forefront, writes Nika Elmi, MSPH in this exclusive commentary for Global Health NOW.

Violence Faculty

Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of violence? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Daniel Webster
Health Policy and Management

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

Cassandra Crifasi
Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management

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

Shannon Frattaroli
Health Policy and Management

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.