Conference: Public Health Approaches to Protecting Youth from Gun Violence: COVID and Beyond

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January 14, January 21, and January 28, 2021
Virtual via Zoom 4:00 pm ET start

Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences, School Health Academy and the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law present a three-part virtual conference to highlight the impact of gun violence on youth during the time of COVID. The three sessions will focus on the increased risk of gun violence at home and in the public space, and public health approaches to reducing gun violence affecting youth. Each session will include expert presentations followed by a question and answer period and break-out discussions.

Part I — Risk of gun violence at home
Thursday, January 14, 4:00 – 5:30 pm EST
Introduction and overview of series: Carmen Sceppa, MD, PhD (Dean, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Mark Gottlieb, JD (Executive Director, Public Health Advocacy Institute) & Sarah Peck, JD (Director, #UnitedOnGuns)

Expert panel: Matt Miller, MD, ScD, MPH (Northeastern University); Margo Lindauer, JD (Director, Domestic Violence Institute, Northeastern University)

Part II — Gun violence in the public space
Thursday, January 21, 4:00 – 5:30 pm EST
Expert panel: James Fox, PhD (Colleges of Social Sciences & Humanities, Northeastern University); Quaniqua Carthan-Love, MSSW, MA (Director of Planning and Programs, Cities United); Robin Cogin, MEd, RN, NCSN (School Nurse, Camden, NJ; author of the Relentless School Nurse blog)

Part III — Public health Impact
Thursday, January 28, 4:00-6:00 pm EST

Expert panel: Peter Masiokis, MD and Chana Sacks, MD (Mass General Center for Gun Violence Prevention), MaryBeth Miotto, MD, MPH (pediatrician, Vice President MA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics), Mary Harvey, PhD (Director, Violence Transformed, Northeastern University), MA Department of Public Health official (to be named)

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