Preventing violence in all its forms remains a national public health priority. Though overall rates of violent crimes fell below pandemic levels in 2021, some forms of violence have increased dramatically. The interdisciplinary expert panel will explore current data on violent crimes, address common misconceptions, and examine efforts to prevent violence.
Moderated by Melissa Perry, ScD, MS, Dean of the College of Public Health George Mason University
-Denise Hines, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, George Mason University
-Woodie Kessel, MD, MPH, Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS, (Ret), Senior Scholar, Koop Institute, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Professor of the Practice, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
-LaQuandra Nesbitt, MD, Executive Director, George Washington University SMHS Center for Population Health Sciences and Health Equity; Senior Associate Dean for Population Health and Health Equity; Professor of Medicine
-Daniel Rothbart, PhD, Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University