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CDC Awards First Round of Firearms Research to CSDE Affiliate Rowhani-Rahbar and CSDE Alum Kravitz-Wirtz

Posted: 10/3/2020 (CSDE Research)

After almost 3 decades, CDC announced funding for gun violence research earlier this year. The University of Washington’s proposal led by CSDE Affiliate Professor Ali Rowhani-Rahbar was awarded a three-year grant totaling roughly $1.5 million to study handgun carrying among rural adolescents.  UW’s award was one of 16 grants distributed across the nation. Rowhani-Rahbar’s team will spend the next three years investigating the context, antecedents, and consequences of handgun carrying among adolescents who reside in rural communities in order to inform culturally appropriate and community-specific interventions. Additionally, CSDE Alum Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz (UC Davis) was awarded a two-year grant to estimate the population prevalence and consequences of youths’ direct and indirect exposure to community gun violence to inform prevention efforts.