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Washington Professor Receives $590,676 Grant for Gun Violence Research

Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was recently awarded a $590,676 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to study health interventions for survivors of gun violence.

[Photo: Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar]

The grant money, to be awarded over two years, will support a study called Helping Individuals with Firearm Injuries: A Cluster Randomized Trial.

“The overarching goal of the study is to test the effectiveness of a multi-component, hospital-based and community-based intervention to promote the health and well-being of gunshot wound victims,” Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar said. He is the principal investigator of the study.

Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar’s substantive area of research is violence epidemiology, with a focus on trauma-crime nexus to inform interventions that promote healing and prevent recidivism. He investigates violence victimization and perpetration with an integrated public health and public safety approach. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar has been involved in studies of violent injury and crime storage, forearm access in relation to mental illness, and influences of policies on firearm injury.

To learn more about Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar’s work, visit