Nicholas Johnson

Nicholas Johnson is a professor at the Fordham University School of Law. His research is primarily focused on firearms law and the second amendment, and he is most recently the author of Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms (Prometheus, 2014).

He has been cited by a number of media organizations such the New York Times and has made several media appearances, including on BBC News and Wisconsin Public Radio.

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Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Areas of Expertise: Firearms Law, Firearms Rights, Commercial Law, Second Amendment, Firearms & African-Americans

Location: New York City, NY

Contact Information:
Email: njohnson@fordham.edu
Phone: (212) 636-6983

Heard on NPR’s All Things Considered: “Philando Castile Case Asks: Whose Second Amendment Right Is Protected?”

 

Magdalena Cerdá

Magdalena Cerdá is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses primarily on two areas: (1) the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence; and (2) the social and policy determinants of substance use from childhood to adulthood.

Her current studies include a simulation of the impact that different types of firearms disqualification criteria could have on rates of firearm-related violence, as well as other research focused on prescription drugs, opioid overdose, and marijuana legalization.

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Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis

Areas of Expertise: Firearms, Firearms Violence, Violence Prevention, Social Determinants of Health, Neighborhoods and Health, Drug and Alcohol Use, Trauma

Location: Davis, CA

Contact Information:
E-mail: cerda@ucdavis.edu | magda.cerda@gmail.com
Phone: (916) 734-3539

Clip from Talk Given by Cerdá: “Neighborhood Influences On Violence: Building Evidence That Leads To Intervention”

Bindu Kalesan

Bindu Kalesan, MPH., Ph.D. teaches epidemiology at Columbia University as an adjunct assistant professor. She also serves as the Vice-President of Gun Violence Survivors Foundation. She is a clinical epidemiologist and biostatistician who has collaborated with clinical researchers and other scientists performing research studies in cardiovascular and injury epidemiology. Her current research focuses on the public health consequences of gun violence in the United States along with short and long term health outcomes of patients receiving treatment for cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Kalesan was born in India, having completed her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MD and PhD from University of Bern, Switzerland, is now settled in the US. She has over 12 years of cumulative experience in research and teaching. Her recent research on fatal and non-fatal gun injuries has earned international experience in this field and is one of the most sought after experts in gun violence research.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University

Areas of Expertise: Public Health Consequences of Gun Violence, Social Gun Culture and Gun Ownership, Depression and Firearm-Related Injury; Racial and Ethnic Heterogeneity in Trends of Firearm-Related Fatality 

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

E-mail: kb2693@columbia.edu

Heard on C-Span’s Washington Journal: Gun Ownership in the U.S. 

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Phillip Atiba Goff

Phillip Atiba Goff teaches social psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is co-founder and president for research of the Center for Policing Equity. His work focuses on racial bias, discrimination and the intersections of race and gender.

Goff’s approach to bias explores the ways in which racial prejudice is not necessarily a precondition for racial discrimination; he looks at the contextual factors that can produce racial inequity. He is the youngest member of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice advisory board for the Center on Race, Crime and Justice and has served as an expert witness in several high-profile cases. He has been recognized as a national leader in race and gender discrimination as well as an emerging leader in research on race, gender and policing.

Goff has appeared on MSNBC and NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as in the LA Times and on HuffingtonPost.com.

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Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise: Racial Bias, Discrimination, Intersections of Race and Gender, Crime and Justice, School-to-Prison Pipeline, Law Enforcement, Racial Profiling, Racial Anxiety, Gun Control, Policing, Prejudice, Microaggression, Black Male Achievement, Implicit Bias

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:

Safiya Jafari Simmons, Values Partnerships
Phone: (301) 237-2648
Email: safiya@valuespartnerships.com

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