Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professor, Dr. Daniel Webster is available to discuss the Colorado theater shooting and can provide specific expertise in the areas of gun violence and gun policy. If you are interested or would like to speak with him, please email him directly at and copy me at as I will assist with scheduling. For more information about Dr. Webster, please see a link to his faculty page as well as his bio below.

Dr. Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH is a professor in the Health Policy and Management Department at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, where he serves as Co-Director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research, and as Deputy Director of Research for the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence. He is also affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Dr. Webster is the author of numerous articles on the prevention of gun violence, firearm policy, youth gun acquisition and carrying, intimate partner violence, and the prevention of youth violence. His current research interests include evaluating the effects of various efforts to reduce violence, including: state gun and alcohol policies, policing strategies focused on deterring gun violence, a community gun violence prevention initiative (Safe Streets), and Maryland’s Lethality Assessment Program for reducing the recurrence of intimate partner violence.

Dr. Webster is frequently called upon by national and international media to provide his perspective on issues related to gun violence and policy.