Help for Victims of Gun Violence

A new service developed through the Institute’s collaboration with the St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission and the United Way, is helping survivors of gun violence get directed to the resources they need. The new service helps find resources such as mental health counseling, employment, home repair or housing for victims of gun violence. Survivors of […]

Washington University researchers collaborate with Mexican asylum authorities to support survivors of gender-based violence applying for refugee protection

For decades, Mexico has been a country of transit for migrants and refugees seeking safety and opportunity in the United States. As the U.S. closes its southern border and crises in Central America continue unabated, however, more and more people are leaving home and staying in Mexico. And many of them are asking Mexico for […]

Gun Violence Initiative celebrates five year anniversary

The Gun Violence Initiative at the Institute for Public Health was launched in spring 2015 to tackle one of our greatest public health challenges: death and injury as a result of gun violence. During the past five years, the Initiative has worked with national, academic and community stakeholders to develop key partnerships and interventions such […]

New report released on intimate partner violence and refugee protection in the Americas

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager and Julia Uyttewaal, manager of the Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration at the Institute for Public Health Intimate partner violence is a serious global issue. The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime recently reported that 50,000 women were killed by an intimate partner in 2017. This […]

Faculty Scholar SPOTLIGHT! Kristen Mueller, MD

Dr. Mueller is assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the School of Medicine and a faculty scholar at the Institute for Public Health. Kristen Mueller says the Gun Violence Initiative (GVI) and its programs have changed her life. She is now one of only a handful of emergency medicine physicians who not only treats patients […]