Center for Violence Prevention Research

UC Davis Firearm Violence Prevention Expert Garen Wintemute On Parkland Shooting

March 06, 2018
Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, champion of the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea, is a leading scholar investigating the data behind shootings and the policies that have proven effective in preventing them. He’s been outspoken since Parkland about background checks, gun violence restraining ordersand federal funding for gun violence research, and he shares his ideas on Insight.

Gun Hero

February 14, 2018
The country’s first publicly funded center devoted to the study of gun violence, the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center, was launched last summer at the UC Davis Medical Center. Now, UC Davis is pursuing a vision to unite researchers across disciplines to prevent violence in all its forms through the creation of the Center for Violence Prevention Research. Director Garen Wintemute, M.D., discusses how understanding the underlying problems that cause violence can help us prevent it.

Firearms Research: The Gunfighter

April 30, 2013
A researcher studies the consequences of the ubiquity of guns in the U.S. With his crisp blue suit and wire-framed spectacles, Garen Wintemute hardly looked frightening as he stepped to the podium on a spring day in 2013 to address a conference on pediatric emergency medicine in San Francisco. But his presence there made the organizers nervous.