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Public Health Approach to Reducing Gun Violence
Join Eagleton for a conversation with the Dr. Mike Anestis, the Executive Director of Rutgers NJ Gun Violence Research Center and the Director of Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, Dr. Ashley Koning about the individual, community, and societal consequences of gun violence. This event is co-sponsored with the Miller Center on Policing and Community Resilience, which is affiliated with the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
About Ashley Koning, Ph.D.
Dr. Ashley Koning is the director of The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP), the oldest university-based statewide public polling operation in the country. Her research interests are in American public opinion and mass behavior with a focus on framing, as well as gender and race. Additionally, she is an instructor for the political science department at Rutgers.
About Mike Anestis, Ph.D.
Dr. Mike Anestis is a clinical psychologist, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center, and an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at Rutgers. He is the author of approximately 200 peer reviewed scientific articles, as well as a book entitled Gun and Suicide: An American Epidemic. His research is focused on suicide prevention in both military and civilian populations, with a particular emphasis on the role of firearms.