Jeffrey W. Swanson, PhD, MA

"The Truth About Gun Violence and Mental Illness"

Jeffrey W. Swanson, Ph.D.

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Swanson is a popular national speaker and expert resource for the press and policy makers. Currently, he is principal investigator of a multi-site study on firearms laws, mental illness and prevention of violence co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Program on Public Health Law Research (PHLR). He is a medical sociologist with expertise in psychiatric epidemiology, mental health services effectiveness research, and mental health law and policy studies.

Dr. Swanson's public lecture will be posted on this site by March 14.

Want to learn more about Dr. Swanson? Additional readings and links:

Bloomberg TV interview

CNN Opinion Op Ed

San Antonio Express News Op Ed

Guns, Public Health and Mental Illness: An Evidence-Based Approach for State Policy