Firearm Injury & Violence Research Interest Group


Content Lead: Elinore Kaufman, MD MSHP


Dr. Kaufman graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. After completing her fellowship in surgical critical care and trauma at the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Surgery. She also holds a master degree in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on reducing the harmful impacts of traumatic injuries on individuals and communities. Dr. Kaufman studies both injury prevention and the role of clinical care in patients’ physical and psychosocial recovery from injury.


About the Firearm and Injury Group: We are an interdisciplinary group of clinicians, scholars, students, and trainees dedicated both to designing and carrying out innovative research that expands our understanding of the root causes of firearm injury and also to developing and testing interventions to prevent firearm injury, promote healing, and advance justice.


Group Members: Mark Seamon, James Byrne, Rucha Alur, Michael Nance, Sara Jacoby, Therese Richmond, Gregory Whitehorn, Whitney Orji, Sara Solomon, Douglas Wiebe, Robert Swendiman, dane Scatling, Anna Garcia, Justin Hatchimonju, Joanelle Bailey, Christina Jacovides, Lanair Lett, Utsha Khatri, Zaffer Qasim, Chidinma Nwakanma, and Ruth Abaya