Research seminar: February 23, 2024

Gun Violence and Firearm Injury Prevention Research: Contributions to National Efforts From Oregon

February 23, 2024

In this research seminar, Kathleen F. Carlson, PhD describes the epidemiology of firearm injuries and violence in Oregon. She uses a socio-ecologic lens to discuss the causes and outcomes of these events.

Kathleen also describes public health responses to this epidemic. This includes new initiatives to leverage Oregon's public health infrastructure to reduce the toll in our state. And how these efforts will contribute to the science of firearm injury reduction nationally.


Kathleen F. Carlson, PhD
Epidemiology & Environmental Systems and Human Health
Director of the OHSU Gun Violence Prevention Research Center, and core investigator of the Health Services Research and Development Service Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Carlson's current efforts focus on opioid and other medication-related injuries, firearm-related injuries, short- and long-term outcomes among combat veterans with TBI, and epidemiology of, and health services for, auditory injury among active duty and separated military service members. Carlson co-directs the VA health services research post-doctoral fellowship program at the Portland VA and teaches and advises MPH and PhD students in epidemiology at the School of Public Health.