Mission and vision


We coordinate, synergize, and stimulate collaborative approaches to firearm injury prevention in Colorado and nationally. Our mission is to collaboration, education, and scientific research to prevent firearm-related injuries and deaths of all types in all populations in Colorado and nationally.

We envision a future when there are zero firearm-related injuries or deaths in the United States.

Goals and values


Our goals are to use collaboration, education, and scientific research to prevent firearm-related injuries and deaths of all types in all populations in Colorado and nationally.

Collaboration
Serve as a model of collaboration and neutral (nonpolitical, nonjudgmental) hub of information.

Education
Deliver outstanding education with rigorous evaluation to demonstrate impact.

Research
Pursue action-oriented, innovative research to develop and disseminate effective, acceptable interventions

We demonstrate commitment to the following values through equitable, trustful collaborations; local and national engagement; scientific rigor; rigorous evaluation and accountability; context appropriate solutions; and sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

Health
Recognition of a common goal of health and security.

Diversity
Respect for diversity and consideration of a range of views.

Community
Engagement of affected communities and those with lived experience.

Our team


Director

Marian Betz MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Deputy Director (IVPC)
Department of Epidemiology Emergency Medicine (SOM) Injury & Violence Prevention Center

Research team

Sara Brandspigel MPH

Research Instructor (Dept. of Health Systems, Management & Policy, Dept. of Community and Behavioral Health) and Director of Outreach (IVPC)
Department of Community & Behavioral Health Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy Injury & Violence Prevention Center

Jessica Buck-Atkinson MPH

Senior Professional Research Assistant
Department of Community & Behavioral Health Injury & Violence Prevention Center

Alejandra Garcia-Ponce MPH

Research Services Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Megan Johnson MBA

Research Services Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Megan McCarthy

Research Services Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Lauren Meador MPH

Research Services Program Manager
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Faris Omeragic

Research Services Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Bonnie Siry-Bove MSS

Research Senior Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Resources


Educational webinars