Congressional Deal Could Fund Gun Violence Research for First Time Since 1990s

Garen Wintemute
Garen Wintemute

Congressional leaders reached a deal to fund research on gun violence for the first time in more than 20 years.

“There’s much to be done,” said Garen Wintemute, a leading gun-violence researcher at University of California at Davis. “We will hopefully learn more about individual and social risk factors, consequences of exposure to violence, and effectiveness of prevention measures.”

The UC Davis Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea is poised to tackle this research and use science to inform public policy in order to create a safer future for the next generation.

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