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).
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.
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
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
Williams hosts a talk radio show on KTLK AM1150 bringing insightful commentary on the latest headlines and celebrity justice stories. She began her legal career specializing in family law and civil litigation, providing legal consult on high-profile divorce, spousal support, and child custody cases. As a solutions-oriented attorney, she later made the transition into practicing as a public defender, as well as a private defense lawyer in North Carolina and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. She has represented clients in criminal matters including murders, rapes, high volume drug cases, sex crimes and federal offenses.
While in private practice, Eboni has represented professional athletes during employment and sponsorship contract negotiations. Additionally, she has defended NFL and NBA players against drug, property and assault charges. She has worked for various politicians, including New Orleans City Council Members, supporting efforts to rebuild the city of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Trial Attorney, Talk Radio Host on KTLK AM1150
Areas of Expertise: Gay Marriage, Supreme Court Cases, Affirmative Action, Immigration, Gun Violence, Elections, GOP/Minority Relations, Women’s Issues, High Profile Trials, Constitutional Law