Center for Violence Prevention Research

Study: California’s ‘Red Flag’ Law May Have Helped Reduce Mass Shootings

August 20, 2019
University of California-Davis medical school researchers published a study examining 21 cases in which gun violence restraining orders were obtained through the courts because of potential mass shooting threats. Lead author was Garen Wintemute, champion of the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea.

Gun Violence Prevention Research

August 07, 2019
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis and champion of the Center for Violence Prevention Research Big Idea, about the shift in people's behaviors in the aftermath of mass shootings.

Why Addressing Mental Illness Isn’t Enough to Reduce Gun Violence

August 06, 2019
How do we explain and stop mass shootings like those in El Paso and Dayton? Some Americans point to guns, saying they're too common and easy to obtain, while others emphasize the mental and emotional conditions that could drive perpetrators to inflict such horror.

Guns and Public Health

August 04, 2019
Garen Wintemute, champion of the Violence Prevention Research Center Big Idea, is a leader in physician efforts to confront gun violence as a public health epidemic.