In a new commentary, Dr. Garen Wintemute discusses "ghost guns" and their increasing role in firearm violence, including hate violence and domestic terrorism.Read the commentary
The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development at the University of California, Davis. Thirty years ago, we helped develop what has come to be known as the public health approach to firearm violence, and we apply that approach to everything we do.
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VPRP researchers found a significant increase in firearm injury and death associated with the coronavirus pandemic-related rise in firearm purchasing.
The Center for Violence Prevention Research
Learn more about the Center for Violence Prevention Research, one of UC Davis' Big Ideas.
VPRP believes in the role of scientific research in addressing major health and social problems. We are motivated by the belief that in its very essence, violence is a violation of the fundamental human rights to life, liberty, and security of person—the right to live safely in a free society.Learn More
California Supports Firearm Violence Research
UC Davis VPRP is the site of UCFC, the new University of California Firearm Violence Research Center. UCFC takes a long-term view of the role of scientific research in addressing major health and social problems, emphasizing applied, actionable research.
The What You Can Do Initiative
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A priority of our work at the Violence Prevention Research Program is communicating and disseminating complex scientific research so that it is informative for intervention and actionable for decision makers.
The Joyce Foundation recently surveyed leading researchers of firearm violence prevention on their evidence-informed recommendations for reducing injuries and deaths from firearms.Read the Report
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