Areas of Focus

Violence


The U-M Injury Prevention Center has unique expertise in violence prevention. From funded exploratory studies to educational events, we are working to find ways to prevent youth violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and firearm violence across populations in the Great Lakes Region and across the United States. Below you’ll find links to more information about our work in this area, as well as a listing of members doing work or interested in this area. We invite you to explore and join us as we move forward to advance research and prevention.

Video Vignette --2018 Summit on the Prevention of Campus Sexual Assault: Summary and Next Steps

The U-M Injury Prevention Center is pleased to announce the release of the Campus Sexual Assault Summit video vignette. The vignette highlights the key takeaways from the day and provides direction in thinking about next steps in campus sexual assault prevention research.

PreventConnect Podcast highlights Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

The Summit on the Prevention of Campus Sexual Assault is highlighted in the 2018 PreventConnect podcast series. Tune in to hear Dr. Erin Bonar, Sexual Violence Content Lead for the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center, as she shares highlights and key takeaways from the Summit.

Violence Prevention News & Events

11.27.22

SAVE the DATE: Safety 2022 – 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion: Postponed to November 27-30, 2022

Injury prevention and safety promotion is a maturing area. It involves many disciplines and interest…

03.30.22

Save the Date: SAVIR Annual Conference

Mark your calendar for March 30-April 1 2022 – the SAVIR Conference will take place…

11.12.21

2nd Annual Virtual Injury Prevention Center Research Symposium: Using Technology to Advance Injury Prevention Surveillance, Interventions, and Training

The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center has organized a unique event for researchers, post-doctoral…

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08.01.21

New FACTS Study shows Parents’ Increased Purchasing of Firearms during Pandemic provides Access to Teens with Depression

New FACTS Study shows Parents’ Increased Purchasing of Firearms during Pandemic provides Access to Teens…

07.29.21

U-M Injury Prevention Center Newsletter July 2021

This month’s highlights include our fall 2021 Virtual Research Symposium; the U-M IPC Exploratory Project…

07.28.21

Explore the Updated IPC Injury Course with New Content on Firearm Safety, ACES, Drowning Prevention, and Health Inequities

Explore the Updated IPC Injury Course with New Content on Firearm Safety, ACES, Drowning Prevention, and…

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Violence Prevention Information & Tools

Family Guide to Home Firearm Safety During COVID-19

The COVID-19 public health emergency presents important safety considerations for families with firearms in the home. Current social distancing and stay at home measures may mean that children and teens have greater exposure to firearms present in the home. COVID-19 also presents new challenges for teens struggling with depression or other mental health issues, which may increase the risk of firearm injury. This resource has information about firearm safety and measures you can take to keep your family safe.

Video: Intimate Partner Violence and COVID-19

This video highlights evidence-based resources on interpersonal violence (IPV) that covers warning signs, impacts of IPV unique to COVID-19, and numbers to call/text in a crisis. These crisis resources are available to anyone affected by abuse, or anyone who is questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. You can also call or text these lines to get information about how to help others.

SafERteens: Youth Violence Implementation Toolkit

Find all the material you need to implement an evidence-based youth violence prevention program in your emergency department.

Summary of an Evidence-Based Youth Violence Prevention Program in the Emergency Department-SafERteens

This document highlights the SafERteens program, a brief intervention aimed at reducing and preventing violence and alcohol use among urban youth engaged in youth violence and alcohol use.

 

Summary of an Evidence-Based Dating Violence Intervention-Safe Dates

This document highlights the Safe Dates program designed to prevent and reduce dating violence (victimization and perpetration) among male and female middle and high school students.

 

Teen Dating Violence

Spotlight on teen dating violence, member highlight (Dr. Antonia Abbey), and resources.

 

Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

Spotlight on campus sexual assault prevention, member highlight (Ms. Holly Rider-Milkovich), resources.

 

Parents’ Guide to Home Firearm Safety

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has just published a one-sheet guide for parents to ensure home firearm safety.  We invite you to download and disseminate this flyer broadly.

 

Funded Research Projects Focused on Violence Prevention

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury research projects focusing on violence prevention. Peruse the projects listed below.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Expertise in Violence Prevention

 

 

Please click on a faculty/practitioner’s name to access their full profile with research interests and funded projects.

Erin Bonar, PhD
Sexual Violence Content Lead
Patrick Carter, MD
Youth Violence Content Lead
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Sarah Peitzmeier

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Antonia Abbey

Professor, Psychology, Wayne State University

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Vijay Singh

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

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Richard M. Tolman

Sheldon D. Rose Collegiate Professor, Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work

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Shervin Assari

Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Erin Bonar

Sexual Violence Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Todd Herrenkohl

Professor and Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Chair in Children and Families, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Lisa Wexler

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

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Sarah Stoddard

Co-Director, Training and Education Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Elizabeth J. King

Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, School of Public Health

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Lisa Fedina

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Michigan

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Yasamin Kusunoki

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Rebecca Cunningham

Vice President for Research, Office of Research, University of Michigan

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Michelle L. Munro-Kramer

Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellow, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Alison L. Miller

Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Thomas Reischl

Associate Research Scientist, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Jason Goldstick

Director, Statistics and Methods Section, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Elizabeth A. Armstrong

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Inequality Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

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Douglas Roehler

Health Scientist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Richard Sadler

Assistant Professor, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Flint

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Patrick Carter

Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Golfo Tzilos Wernette

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Jukka Savolainen

Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice, , Wayne State University

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Steven Stack

Professor, Criminal Justice, Wayne State University

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Andria B. Eisman

Assistant Professor of Community Health, College of Education, Wayne State University

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Justin E. Heinze

Evaluation Lead, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Ken Resnicow

Irwin Rosenstock Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

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Maureen Walton

Senior Associate Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Cheryl King

Suicide Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Cleopatra Howard Caldwell

Co-Director, Training and Education Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Marc Zimmerman

Co-Director, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Sonya Lewis

Instructor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Members with Interest/Expertise in Violence Prevention

  • Alexandra Yolanda Bravo Schroth, BS
    University of Piura
  • Amy Moore
    MPHI Contractor
  • Annise Wassman, EdS
    Mesa Public Schools
  • Ashley Seabolt, LPC
    network180
  • Brandon Bond, BA
    University of Michigan
  • Breann Edwards, BS
    University of Michigan
  • Brian Menge
    Highland Park Police Department
  • Carla Knighton, AA
    KEEPING IT SANE SUPPORT CIRCLE (k.i.s.s.c.)
  • Carmen Butcher-Houston, MSW
    Legacy/Sums Guidance & Therapy
  • Carrie Morken, BA
    Health Connect America
  • Chastity Flint, BSN, RN
    Driscoll Health Plan
  • Christian Lumaj
    University of Michigan
  • Diamond Buchanan
    Diamond Buchanan
  • Dr. Yahya Alnashri
    Johns Hopkins University, USA & Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • Duaa Noureddine, BA
    Caritas Lebanon
  • Ellen Copeland-Brown, MBA
    Michigan Medicine
  • Emily Deal, MS
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Greg Greenfield, MA, MPA
    Western Michigan University
  • Gregory Cooper
    Michigan National Guard
  • Heidi Olivares, MSW
    Van Buren ISD
  • Ina Robinson, MPH
    Safe States Alliance
  • James Kimberling, MSW
    East Orange General Hospital
  • Joseph Nisha, BS
    UCLA
  • Kassie Hsu, BS
    Harris County Public Health
  • Kathleen Bloom, MA
    Network 180
  • Kathleen Howe, MPH
    University of Michigan
  • Kathryn Bergeron, MSW
    Hope Community Services
  • Keara Sullivan
    University of Michigan
  • Kevin Ryan, Msc
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Khuong Le, BA
    National Yang-Ming Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan