The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

July 2019

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy




As Congress’ August recess approaches, the gun violence prevention community has been collectively advocating for appropriate federal funding for gun violence research. Thursday, July 25 marked a coordinated day of action urging the Senate to follow the House’s lead in passing an appropriations bill with $50 million in dedicated funding for gun violence research, split between the CDC and NIH (the House included such funding in their appropriations bill passed in May). Thank you to the Consortium members and other academics who took action (you can still search or use the hashtag #FundGVPResearch on twitter) and to those who shared quotes with us on the importance of such funding.


As a quick update on where this funding now stands, the Senate is set to vote on a negotiated budget deal tomorrow (August 1) but will be considering their specific appropriations bills after their August recess, so please continue contacting your Senators and ask them to support dedicated funding for gun violence research. For more on the current push for funding, please see Ed Fund Director of Federal Affairs Dakota Jablon’s June op ed about research funding in The Hill. If you are interested in receiving action alerts specifically designed for gun violence researchers, please email


In the absence of federal funding, foundations have stepped up to fill this void. Last week, the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research announced $9.8 million in grants for 17 research projects on topics including suicide, school violence, officer-involved shootings, and firearm safety. Congratulations to all who received funding, including Consortium members David Hemenway and Matt Miller, as well as researchers who have contributed to Consortium meetings and reports Rose Kagawa and Deborah Azrael. A second call for proposals will be issued in January, 2020.


Finally, Ed Fund Policy Analyst Lisa Geller published an op ed in the Orlando Sentinel on firearm removal in cases of domestic violence, citing the Consortium’s 2016 report on that topic along with the Ed Fund’s Disarm Domestic Violence project. We love to share pieces like this in this newsletter and on twitter, so please continue to send us your work.


July’s research recap is below.




Aboutanos M, Altonen M, Vincent A, Broering B, Maher K, & Thomson N. (2019). Critical call for hospital-based domestic violence intervention: The Davis Challenge. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.


Choron RL, Spitzer S, & Sakran JV. (2019). Firearm violence in America: Is there a solution? Advances in Surgery.


Frattaroli S, Pollack Porter K, Omaki E, Vernick JS, & Gielen AC. (2019). Creating and disseminating a resource for state policy makers about injury and violence prevention: A case example of translating research to policy. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.


Goyal MK, Badolato GM, Patel SJ, Iqbal SF, Parikh K, & McCarter R. (2019). State gun laws and pediatric firearm-related mortality. Pediatrics.


Hemenway D & Miller M. (2019). Counterpoint: Reducing firearm violence—why a public health approach is helpful. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Please note that the article this counterpoint responds to was included in our June newsletter and is available here along with the response to counterpoint .


Isham G, Bhatt J, Choucair B, Grossman D, & McGlynn E. (2019). Health systems have a role in preventing firearm injury. Pediatrics.


Joseph B, Hanna K, Callcut RA, Coleman JJ, Sakran JV, & Neumayer LA. (2019). The hidden burden of mental health outcomes following firearm-related injuries. Annals of Surgery.


Kivisto AJ, Magee LA, Phalen PL, & Ray BR. (2019). Firearm ownership and domestic versus nondomestic homicide in the U.S. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.


Lee LK & Schaechter J. (2019). No silver bullet: Firearm laws and pediatric death prevention. Pediatrics.


Sarani B & Smith ER. (2019). Dedicated firearm injury research infrastructure is needed. Journal of the American College of Surgeons.


Siegel M, Sherman R, Li C, & Knopov A. (2019). The relationship between racial residential segregation and black-white disparities in fatal police shootings at the city level, 2013-2017. Journal of the National Medical Association.


Siegel M, Solomon B, Knopov A, Rothman EF, Cronin SW, Xuan Z, & Hemenway D. (2019). The impact of state firearm laws on homicide rates in suburban and rural areas compared to large cities in the United States, 1991-2016. Journal of Rural Health.


Simonetti JA, Simeona C, Gallagher C, Bennett E, Rivara FP, & Rowhani-Rahbar A. (2019). Preferences for firearm locking devices and device features among participants in a firearm safety event. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.


Velopulos CG, Carmichael H, Zakrison TL, & Crandall M. (2019). Comparison of male and female victims of intimate partner homicide and bidirectionality – An analysis of The National Violent Death Reporting System. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.


Walton T & Stuber J. (2019). Firearm retailers and suicide: Results from a survey assessing willingness to engage in prevention efforts. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.


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