Research on beneficial and feasible firearm policies

The Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program was designed to produce major works from senior and new investigators that would add to the health policy field's knowledge base.Under program, a number of highly qualified individuals will undertake studies that will: explore the underlying values, historical evaluation, and interplay among the social, economic, and political forces that have shaped health, health care, and health policy in the United States; apply new perspectives from a variety of disciplines to analyze the underlying principles, organization, and functions of the health care and public health systems; analyze social and economic factors that influence the population's health; develop innovative ideas that hold promise for improving the performance of the health care system; and explore the policy significance of existing studies concerning the functioning of the health care system and its participants. This project will analyze private firearm survey data to write six scientific articles in peer-reviewed publications. A book on guns from a public health perspective also will be written. The objective of the book will be to make the public health approach to firearms policy more accessible to scholars, policy makers, and the general public.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $246,867.00

Awarded on: 1/27/1998

Time frame: 2/1/1998 - 9/30/2001

Grant Number: 33657


Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health

677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, 02115-6028


David Hemenway
Project Director