Violence Prevention Research Program

Studying the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence

The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is a multi-disciplinary program of research and policy development at the University of California, Davis. We study the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. Over thirty years ago, we helped develop the public health approach to firearm violence, and we apply that approach to everything we do.

New Research: VPRP studies political violence using a public health approach. We research scope, risk, and protective factors to drive effective prevention strategies.

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New VPRP Research

Views of American Democracy and Society and Support for Political Violence: First report from a nationwide population representative survey. 

Party affiliation snapshot

Do people's views vary by party affiliation?

Party Affiliation, Political Ideology, Views of American Democracy and Society, and Support for Political Violence. Findings from a Nationwide Population Representative Survey.

MAGA study snapshot

Are MAGA Republicans a distinct group?

MAGA Republicans and support for political violence. 

Preventing firearm injury video

Preventing Firearm Injury: What Clinicians Can Do

This is a free, 1-hour, on-demand continuing education course by the BulletPoints Project. Learners can earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from the California Medical Association or 1 continuing education credit from the American Psychological Association.

California Firearm Violence Snapshot

California Firearm Violence Research

Experiences of Violence in Daily Life Among Adults in California. Most research on violence focuses on direct or witnessed victimization, but in this study we asked adults in California about their experiences of six broader areas of violence in their communities.

Myths and Facts

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A priority of our work at the Violence Prevention Research Program is communicating and disseminating complex scientific research so that it is informative for intervention and actionable for decision makers.

Post-Doc opportunities

Learn more about Post-Doc opportunities in Violence Prevention research.

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