The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy              

November 2017

The Consortium for Risked-Based Firearm Policy




In order to share the good work you have been doing, we are sending out a monthly update with new studies, projects, and articles that our Consortium members are working on. Please feel free to send us any recently published studies or projects throughout the month, and we will compile and distribute to the group.


In case you missed it, the Consortium recently released a report in September titled “Breaking through Barriers: The Emerging Role of Healthcare Provider Training Programs in Firearm Suicide Prevention.” Aimed at those who develop curricula for, teach, or practice in healthcare fields, this report highlights the need for additional training on lethal means safety counseling and encourages programs to incorporate such training into their curricula.


As usual, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or ideas.





Appelbaum PS. (2017). Mental Disorders as a Basis for Physician-Assisted Death: In Reply. Psychiatric Serv.


Castillo-Carniglia A, Kagawa RMC, Webster DW, Vernick JS, Cerdá M, & Wintemute GJ. (2017). Comprehensive background check policy and firearm background checks in three US states. Inj Prev.


Conner A, Azrael D, & Miller M. (2017). Public Opinion About the Relationship Between Firearm Availability and Suicide: Results From a National Survey.


Cook PJ, Rivera-Aguirre AE, Cerdá M, & Wintemute G. (2017).
RE: “The hidden epidemic of firearm injury: Increasing firearm injury rates during 2001-2013.” American Journal of Epidemiology. 


Hemenway D, Rausher S, Violano P, et al. (2017).
Firearms training: what is actually taught? Injury Prevention.


Hoops KEM & Teret SP. (2017). BB Guns That Look Like Real Guns: A Clinical Vignette and Policy Review. JAMA Pediatr.


Knoepke CE, Allen A, Ranney ML, Wintemute GJ, Matlock DD, & Betz ME. (2017). Loaded Questions: Internet Commenters’ Opinions on Physician-Patient Firearm Safety Conversations. West J Emerg Med. 


Lebowitz MS, & Appelbaum PS. (2017). Beneficial and detrimental effects of genetic explanations for addiction. Int J Soc Psychiatry.


Matthay EC, Galin J, Rudolph KE, Farkas K, Wintemute GJ, & Ahern J. (2017). In-State and Interstate Associations Between Gun Shows and Firearm Deaths and Injuries: A Quasi-experimental Study. Ann Intern Med.


McGinty E, Pescosolido B, Kennedy-Hendricks A, Barry CL. (2017). Communication Strategies to Counter Stigma and Improve Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Policy. Psychiatr Serv.


Rowhani-Rahbar A, Azrael D, Lyons VH, Simonetti JA, & Miller M. (2017).
Loaded Handgun Carrying Among US Adults, 2015. Am J Public Health.


Runyan CW, Brooks-Russell A, Brandspigel S, Betz M, Tung G, Novins D, & Agans R. (2017). Law Enforcement and Gun Retailers as Partners for Safely Storing Guns to Prevent Suicide: A Study in 8 Mountain West States. Am J Public Health.


Rutkow L, Smith KC, Lai AY, Vernick JS, Davis CS, & Alexander GC. (2017).
Prescription drug monitoring program design and function: A qualitative analysis. Drug Alcohol Depen.


Swanson JW. (2017). Alternative Perspectives on Police Encounters and Psychotic Experiences [Invited Commentary on DeVylder et al, “Psychotic Experiences in the Context of Police Victimization”]. Schizophr Bull. 


Wintemute GJ. (2017). What You Can Do to Stop Firearm Violence. Ann Intern Med.


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