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Mark Edberg, PhD, MA

Principal Investigator, Changing the Narrative on Firearms Violence: A Community Collaborative Intervention

Professor of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University


Dr. Mark Edberg is the Principal Investigator for the George Washington University “Changing the Narrative on Firearms Violence” project and a member of 3 workgroups: 1) Data and Methods 2) Community Engagement Workgroup, and 3) Steering Committee for the Community Firearm Violence Prevention Network.

Dr. Edberg is an applied and academic anthropologist with 30 years of experience in addressing diverse racial/ethnic and immigrant health disparities, including the prevention of youth violence, substance abuse, sex risk, HIV/AIDS and chronic health problems such as diabetes. He has extensive expertise in qualitative/mixed methods research, community participatory research, and intervention design, implementation and evaluation. He is a Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health (DPCH) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, with secondary appointments in the Department of Anthropology and the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Edberg was the PI for the recent Adelante project, an NIH-funded center and community intervention (including a media component) to prevent co-occurring youth violence, substance use and sex risk among Latino youth. Previously, he was PI for the SAFER Latinos project, a CDC-funded community-based, multi-level youth violence prevention project (Edberg et al, 2010; Edberg, Cleary et al 2011). He was also Co-PI for a CDC-funded effort to synthesize the literature connecting macroeconomic factors to youth violence and to propose a theoretical model around which to frame the literature (Edberg, Yeide, and Rosenfeld, 2010). This effort resulted in an edited volume published by NYU Press (Rosenfeld, Edberg, Fang & Florence, 2013). In addition, Dr. Edberg was an Invited Fellow to the 2015 Salzburg Global Seminar on Youth, Economics and Violence: Implications for Future Conflict. Dr. Edberg directs two centers within the DPCH. He has collaborated with Washington, DC area communities for many years, addressing multiple health inequities, and was Co-Chair for the national 2014 NIMHD health disparities conference. He has also engaged in a range of global health projects for UNICEF and other agencies.

Affiliated Projects

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Changing the Narrative on Firearms Violence: A Community Collaborative Intervention

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