About the Rutgers Center on Gun Violence Research
New Jersey’s Center on Gun Violence Research, which is among the first such centers in the United States, will conduct interdisciplinary research on the causes, consequences and solutions to gun-related violence, while respecting the rights of legal, safe gun ownership and use. The Center on Gun Violence Research works in collaboration with, and is supported by New Jersey’s Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.
The Center is co-led by the Rutgers School of Public Health, within Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University–Newark. It will draw on expertise from across the university in fields such as psychology, sociology, medicine, law, nursing, social work, public policy, engineering and others.
Below are two of our leaders with the Center who are available to speak with the media tonight and tomorrow regarding the latest school shooting in Santa Clarita, Calif. They can be contacted via email.
Stephanie L. Bonne, MD
Director of Surveillance
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director, Hospital Violence Intervention Program (HVIP)
Paul Boxer, PhD
Director of Research
Professor of Psychology and Director, Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Rutgers University, Newark
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