This workshop will invite stakeholders to provide input on potential themes of a research agenda that will examine how to prevent gun violence, including firearm homicides, suicides, and nonfatal injuries, the interventions and prevention strategies that are currently used and that need to be evaluated as well as new and innovative strategies, and the variety of risk and protective factors associated with firearms. The proposed agenda should identify research questions that can be answered in the short term that can lead to the greatest public health impact and research questions that can shed light on the characteristics of gun violence and the potential to prevent gun violence.

Meeting Objectives:

The workshop will seek to explore potential research topics in the following five areas: (1) characteristics of gun violence, (2) interventions and strategies, (3) technology, (4) video games and other media, and (5) risk and protective factors. Identified research topics should be those that can be answered in the short term and those that can lead to the greatest public health impact.


8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer
Institute of Medicine


Executive Director
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
National Research Council

8:35 a.m. Committee Introductions and Meeting Objectives

ALAN LESHNER, Committee Chair
Chief Executive Officer, AAAS
Executive Publisher, Science

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