Trauma, Violence and Inequity

Violence can be interpersonal, communal, and structural  – it can, and often is, more than one, or all, of these at once. Our work focuses on the intersections of violence, trauma and health, explicitly examining the intersection of these issues and gender, race and other social identities.  Given these intersections, and the relationships between violence, poverty, housing, substance use, mental and physical health,   we are committed to understanding violence as a determinant of health and well-being, and developing and testing interventions that address this complexity.

Two programs of research undertaken by our Collaborative are highlighted here.