As our Open Forum winds down, we'd like to turn our attention for a brief moment to the future of gun violence research. More and medical and public health students, trainees, and faculty are developing an interest in gun violence prevention because of the foundation that you and others have established. However, many of us remain unclear as to how to best prepare ourselves to contribute to the conversation.
How would you advise a student or trainee who is compelled to help solve this problem but doesn't know where to start? What kinds of degree programs, fellowships, or other training opportunities are best suited for thinking about gun violence prevention? Also, how can faculty who have completed their training but find themselves newly interested in gun violence prevention best equip themselves to contribute?