Nickolas Zaller, PhD

Principal Investigator, The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health / Director of the Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center (S-PAC)

ndzaller@uams.edu

Dr. Nickolas Zaller, PhD is a Principal Investigator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences project “The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State.” He is a member of the Steering Committee and Data and Methods workgroup for the Community Firearm Violence Prevention Network.

Dr. Zaller is a Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and founding director of the Southern Public Health and Criminal Justice Research Center (S-PAC). Dr. Zaller’s research focuses on linkage to care interventions among individuals with lived experience of behavioral health disorders, both substance use and mental health, involvement in the criminal-legal system and violent assault. Dr. Zaller and colleagues launched the first hospital violence intervention program (HVIP) in the state of Arkansas, a joint collaboration between the City of Little Rock, the UAMS medical center and the UAMS College of Public Health. He is currently PI on the NIH funded HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State. This project seeks to test the feasibility and acceptability, as well as preliminary efficacy, of a multi-level intervention with an explicit focus on secondary violence prevention through hospital-community partnerships to prevent escalation or revictimization from firearm violence among African American men living in counties in Central Arkansas. Dr. Zaller’s research has been funded by NIDA, NIMHD, NIMH, NCATS, NIA, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Arnold Ventures. He has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications.

Affiliated Projects

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences |

The HVIP+ Community Model: A Community Violence Prevention Program in a Southern State

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