The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) is an industry-leading multi-disciplinary program of violence research and policy development. Our work proves to be perpetually relevant as the United States experiences significant rates of violence, especially firearm violence. Our team consists of a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to conducting collaborative and rigorous research that contributes to advancements in public health. 

VPRP investigators also form the core of the California Firearm Violence Research Center (CA FVRC), which is housed at UC Davis alongside VPRP. CA FVRC is the first state-funded center for firearm violence research.


VPRP team members attending the 2022 National Research Conference for the Prevention of Firearm-Related Harms


VPRP is based in Sacramento, California. Our status as a reliable source for rigorous research and our location in the state’s capital increase our ability to translate findings into practice and public policy.

As a state, California is a pioneer in firearm violence prevention research and policy. Robust statistics and data sets are available, and dedicated government funding is regularly allotted to our field.

The University of California (UC) total benefits package is one of the most generous in the industry. UC offers comprehensive health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, as well as many other supplemental resources. One of the most sought-after advantages is the generous and stable retirement program.