Violence Prevention

Violence makes an impact on the lives of people across all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. It can be a result of self-harm (i.e., suicide) or violent acts can be inflicted upon an individual (i.e. physical or sexual abuse). The classification of violence is broad and includes elder and child abuse, intimate partner and teen dating violence, suicide, and many other devastating afflictions. 

From 2014-2018, over 10,000 Georgians died from suicide and homicide. Suicide was the leading cause of death for youth age 10-14. Homicide was the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults age 15-251.   

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Violence Prevention Task Force

The goals of the task force are to set priorities, develop strategic initiatives around the focus, gather information and conduct research to better inform our community, and to oversee the implementation of these initiatives.

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Task Force Impact

Members of the IPRCE Violence Prevention Task Force wrote a White Paper on the impact of firearm-related injuries in the state of Georgia.

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Sangmi Kim, PhD, MPH, RN - Assistant Professor, Emory School of Nursing

Sofia Chaudhary, MD - Assistant Professor, Emory Department of Emergency Medicine

Nykita Howell, MPH - Program Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health

Sridhar BasavarajuAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Rana BayaklyChief EpidemiologistGeorgia Department of Public Health
Angie BoyProgram ManagerChildren’s Hospital of Atlanta
Jan ChristiansenExecutive DirectorGeorgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Drew CrecenteExecutive DirectorJennifer Ann's Group
Omar DannerDirector of TraumaMorehouse School of Medicine
Jackie DavisAdjunct FacultyGeorgia State University
Kiesha Fraser DohAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Sandra Gomez VenturaFellowEmory Rollins School of Public Health
Sheryl HeronAssistant DeanEmory School of Medicine
Stephanie HoltAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Lauren HudakEmergency PhysicianAssistant Professor, Emory School of Medicine
Ameeta KalokheAssistant ProfessorEmory Rollins School of Public Health
Nadine KaslowProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Ursula KellyAssociate ProfessorEmory School of Nursing
Carol KoplanAdjunct FacultyEmory Rollins School of Public Health, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia
Dorian LamisAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Jasmine MooreInjury Prevention CoordinatorGrady Health System
Claudia MorrisAssociate ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Sangmi KimAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Nursing
Dominic ParrotDirector - Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence Georgia State University
Diane PayneAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Anna RodenboughPediatric IntensivistChildren's Healthcare of Atlanta
Becky RoffmanResearch ManagerEmory School of Medicine
Caroline RudolphAssociate Director of Research ProjectsEmory School of Medicine
Trisha SheridanAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Nursing
Christy ShowalterAssociate DirectorGeorgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Randi SmithAssistant ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Jennifer StevensAssociate ProfessorEmory School of Medicine
Briana Woods-JaegerAssistant ProfessorEmory Rollins School of Public Health


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