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The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence. Visit to learn more.

Apr 9, 2020

This special American Health Podcast series will feature experts talking about the impact of the novel coronavirus in the United States, as seen through the lens of the Initiative’s five focus areas.

In this episode, we’re talking about how rates of gun violence could be impacted by the difficult circumstances Americans are facing, including social isolation, loss of work and wages, and fear. Guests are Daniel Webster, Bloomberg Professor of American Health and director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Shannon Frattaroli, associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and core faculty with the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

*This episode was recorded in late March 2020; some information may have changed as a result of this rapidly developing situation.