Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center
David Hemenway is an economist and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and the Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center. A former Pew Fellow on Injury Control, he was a Senior Soros Justice Fellow and held a Robert Wood Johnson Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He is past president of the National Association of Injury Control Research Centers. Dr. Hemenway is the sole author of four books and first-author of dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles on such topics as motor vehicle crashes, falls, fractures, fires, suicides, and child abuse. His recent research deals with a variety of firearm issues, including gun storage, gun training, gun carrying, guns and suicide, guns on college campuses, gun use in self-defense, and gun use for intimidation and coercion. Dr. Hemenway received a BA in economics from Harvard College in 1966, a MA in economics from the University of Michigan in 1967, and a PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1974.
Hemenway was appointed as a Marsh professor in 2005. His first visit took place in March 2006. His next campus visit, scheduled for February 23-27, 2009, is being developed and coordinated by Associate Professor of Economics Sara Solnick Sara.Solnick@uvm.edu.
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