Center for Violence Prevention Research

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.

Armed With Knowledge

July 01, 2019
The number of gun-related deaths per year in America is now at its highest point in the last 30 years. But in California, in that same time frame, the numbers have fallen by nearly 30 percent—due in no small part to the relentless efforts of Dr. Garen Wintemute.

Gun Research is Suddenly Hot

April 17, 2019
Concern about mass shootings has lifted spending on studies and attracted a new generation of researchers.