Mofan Gu, PhD

Data Manager and Analyst, The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

Epidemiologist and Senior Research Associate, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

mgu@uams.edu

Dr. Mofan Gu is a Data Manager and Analyst with the “The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State” project with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is a member of the Data and Methods workgroup for the Community Firearm Violence Prevention Network.

Dr. Gu is an epidemiologist and senior research associate at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in epidemiology at UAMS, and his MPH in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Gu is an expert in statistical modeling and geospatial analysis. His research focuses on innovative methods to visualize and analyze health data, including identifying risk factors and predicting disease outcomes at both individual- and community- levels. Dr. Gu has been involved in projects that seek to improve various population well-being, including prevention of infectious/chronic diseases, treatment and de-stigmatization of mental health problems, racial equity, criminal justice, and many others. He provides support in data management, analysis, and dissemination for UAMS Project Heal, a hospital-based violence intervention program for violent assault injury patients.