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

Our team


Director

Marian Betz MD, MPH

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

Megan Johnson MBA

Research Services Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Erin Kelly DrPH, MA

Research Associate
Department of Community & Behavioral Health Injury & Violence Prevention Center

Rachel Kennedy

Temporary Professional Research Assistant
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Megan McCarthy

Research Services Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Kayla Meza

Research Services Senior Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Faris Omeragic

Research Services Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Eric Sigel MD

Professor
Injury & Violence Prevention Center Pediatric Adolescent Medicine General Operations (SOM)

Joseph Simonetti MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Clinical Investigator
Injury & Violence Prevention Center Internal Medicine (SOM)

Bonnie Siry-Bove MSS

Research Senior Professional
Emergency Medicine (SOM)

Resources


Educational webinars