Alexander Testa, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator, Incorporation of a Health Equity Approach to Hospital Violence Intervention Programs: The Integration of a Community and Hospital Based Initiatives to Reduce Gun Violence in a Large Metropolitan Area

Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Policy and Community Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

alexander.testa@uth.tmc.edu

Dr. Alexander Testa, PhD is a Co-Principal Investigator for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston project “Incorporation of a Health Equity Approach to Hospital Violence Intervention Programs: The Integration of a Community and Hospital Based Initiatives to Reduce Gun Violence in a Large Metropolitan Area.” He is a member of the 1. Data and Methods, 2. Community Engagement, 3. Policy, Implementation and Economics; and 4. Communication and Dissemination workgroups for the Community Firearm Violence Prevention Network.

Alexander Testa, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. He earned a Master of Public Policy degree from American University and a PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research examines how experiences of criminal justice system involvement and exposure to violence impact health over the life-course. Additionally, his research aims to understand patterns of crime and violence and effective crime reduction interventions. To date, he has authored over 170 peer-reviewed articles, and his recent research appears in journals including American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Pediatrics, Criminology, and Social Science & Medicine. He has served as the principal investigator on federal, state, and local grants working collaboratively with community, criminal justice, and public health partners on violent crime reduction efforts.

Affiliated Projects

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Incorporation of a Health Equity Approach to Hospital Violence Intervention Programs: The Integration of a Community and Hospital Based Initiatives to Reduce Gun Violence in a Large Metropolitan Area

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