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Researching gun violence, with guest Margaret Formica, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Suicides top list of firearm-related deaths and injuries

Researchers need to study gun-related violence more to help the nation understand and deal with that violence, says Margaret Formica, PhD, a researcher at Upstate. Firearm-related violence is at crisis levels in the United States, says Formica, who offers some surprising facts and stresses that studying this type of violence in public health and medical schools would be one step toward reducing the problem. She served on a national task force that drafted a report on gun violence and public health and shares insights from that work. Formica is an associate professor of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate.