“That was all the CDC needed to know, as in, don’t mess with this subject anymore”
Dr. Art Kellerman is Professor and Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University and CEO of VCU Health System. He also is a public health expert especially around the epidemiology and prevention of firearm-related violence and injuries.
In 1993 Dr. Kellerman helped author “Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home”, a paper which led to the Dickey Amendment and a slammed door on further gun violence and injury prevention research. Hearing his perspective and insight is absolutely fascinating.
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“Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home”
Kellermann A, Rivara F. “Silencing the Science on Gun Research” JAMA, Feb 13, 2013
Kellermann A. “Responding to Newtown” Health Affairs Forefront, Dec 21, 2012
Branas et al. Investigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun Assault AJPH, Nov 2009
Kellermann A. “Gunsmoke: Changing Public Attitudes Towards Smoking and Firearms” AJPH, June 1997