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Rowhani-Rahbar Receives Funding to Support Further Research on Reducing the Impact of Firearm-related Harm on People’s Lives

Posted: 5/14/2023 (CSDE Research)

University of Washington’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program, led by CSDE Affiliate Ali Rowhani-Rahbar received funding from the Washington State Legislature for the next biennium to support its work. FIPRP was formed in 2019 with funding from the Washington State Legislature, building on the three-decade-long history of studying firearm injuries by researchers at the University of Washington. Funding will allow FIPRP to continue its mission to reduce the impact of firearm-related harm on people’s lives through interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with community, institutional, and governmental partners. FIPRP is now housed in the Office of the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education within the School of Medicine at the University of Washington and collaborates with other schools and research programs across the University and other institutions. The team of researchers is led by Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. This research program supports investigations of the determinants of firearm death and injury at the individual, community, and societal level, evaluates the effectiveness of firearm laws and policies, assesses the consequences of firearm violence, and develops strategies to reduce the toll of firearm-related harm among citizens of the state and our country. Congratulations to Ali and his team for this incredible impactful work.

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