Understanding Gun Violence in America

David M. Studdert, Professor of Law and Medicine at Stanford University, was guest speaker at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research 8th Annual Public Oration. David explored gun violence in the United States, where approximately 40,000 Americans are killed by gunshot wounds each year.

David discussed whether gun violence in America is best understood as a political, cultural or epidemiological phenomenon. Furthermore, he investigated whether the root causes of gun violence are amenable to public health or legal interventions, and whether COVID-19 affected the rates of violence.

You can watch the full presentation at The QUTUBE, the official YouTube channel for Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Guest Presenter

David M StuddertDavid M. Studdert is a Professor of Law and Medicine at Stanford University, where he teaches Torts and Health Law. He explores how the legal system influences the health and well-being of population.

He has authored more than 250 articles and book chapters, and his work appears frequently in leading international medical, law, and health policy publications.

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