Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Risk Markers for Intent-Specific Firearm Injury in Arrest and Medical Records: A Seattle Case-Control Study

Posted: 2/6/2018 ()

This week, former CSDE Fellow Brianna Mills will present on research she and colleagues at the Harborview Medical Center have done on risk factors associated with intent-specific firearm injury.

The burden of firearm injury in the United States involves more than 120,000 injuries per year to individuals across all demographic categories. Although the circumstances that lead to assault-related, self-inflicted, unintentional, and legal intervention firearm injuries are markedly different, several risk factors (substance use, mental disorder, and involvement with the criminal justice system) may be associated with multiple types of firearm injury. These risk factors are themselves interrelated in complex ways. We examined these interrelated factors together in order to help identify individuals at risk of intent-specific firearm injuries, and to identify interactions with law enforcement and medical professionals that may be appropriate settings for future interventions.

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Date: 02/09/2018

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: 121 Raitt Hall