Gun Violence Prevention Policy Call with Guest Expert Dr. Garen Wintemute – Listen Online or Download Podcast

NPA Policy Expert Conference Call 

Developing Effective Gun Violence Prevention Measures and Policies


30 minute recorded presentation followed Q/A
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Dr. Wintemute is the inaugural Baker-Teret Chair in Violence Prevention and director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento (a Level I regional trauma center), and is professor of emergency medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine.  His recent perspective piece, Tragedy’s Legacy, appeared in the December 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Wintemute’s research focuses on the nature and prevention of violence and on the development of effective violence prevention measures and policies.  Selected studies include assessments of risk for criminal activity and violent death among legal purchasers of handguns, evaluations of the effectiveness of denying handgun purchase to felons and violent misdemeanants, in-depth studies of gun dealers who are disproportionate sources of crime guns, and the first empirical study of gun shows. He is the author of two books: Ring of Fire (1994), a study of the handgun makers of Southern California; and Inside Gun Shows: What Goes on When Everybody Thinks Nobody’s Watching (2009).

Dr. Wintemute’s work has been supported by the California and United States Departments of Justice; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and many private foundations. He has testified frequently before committees of Congress and state and local legislatures as an expert on firearm violence and its prevention. In 1997 he was named a Hero of Medicine by Time magazine; he has received many other awards for his research and public interest work.

He received the degree of Bachelor of Science cum laude from Yale University, attended medical school and residency at the University of California, Davis, and received his MPH degree from The Johns Hopkins University.

Published reports of research conducted by the Violence Prevention Research Program are available at

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Immediately following Dr. Wintemute’s presentation  Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, NPA Immediate Past President provides a 
30-minute legislative advocacy training session.
This training includes an overview of how to schedule and conduct a meeting with your elected representatives.
Click to listen online or download audio file (19:29)

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