Violence Prevention & Intervention Research

Members of the MUSC TTVIP team and their colleagues at MUSC and around the country are involved in research to advance our understanding of violence-related injuries and how we can prevent them and support survivors. These publications represent some of the great research being done by members of the TTVIP.


Grant: Bridging the Gaps: Individual and Community-Level Risk Factors for Non-Lethal Firearm Injuries in the United States
Funder: National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research (NCVGR)
Principle Investigators: Dr. Avery Nathans (University of Toronto), Dr. Deb Kuhls (UNLV School of Medicine), Dr. Ashley Hink (Medical University of South Carolina), Dr. Fred Rivara (University of Washington)

Grant: Lowcountry Rising Above Violence - Healthcare and Community Violence Prevention & Intervention Program
Funder: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Program Leads: Ashley Hink, MD, MPH; Christa Green, MPH (Medical University of South Carolina)

Grant: Pediatric Firearm Deaths: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Individual- and Situation-Level Factors Contributing to Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R03)
Funder: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Principal Investigator: Amy Hunter, MPH, PhD (UConn Health)
Research Support: Christa Green, MPH (Medical University of South Carolina)


Andrews A, Oddo E, Killings X, Gastineau K, Hink A.
Pediatric Firearm Injury Mortality Update. Pediatrics. 2022. Accepted, pending publication.

Bonne S, Hink A, Violano P, Allee L, Duncan T, Burke P, Fein J, Kozyckyj T, Shapiro D, Bakes K, Kuhls D, Bulger E, Dicker R.
Understanding the makeup of a growing field: A committee on trauma survey of the national network of hospital-based violence intervention programs.

Ruggiero KJ, Anton MT, Davidson TM, deRoon-Cassini TA, Hink AB.
It is time to prioritize complete trauma care

Gastineau KAB, Stegall CL, Lowrey LK, Giourgas BK, Andrews AL
Improving the Frequency and Documentation of Gun Safety Counseling in a Resident Primary Care Clinic

Hink AB.
Using State Hospitalization Databases to Improve Firearm Injury Data-A Step in the Right Direction

Oddo ER, Maldonado L, Hink AB, Simpson AN, Andrews AL.
Increase in Mental Health Diagnoses Among Youth With Nonfatal Firearm Injuries

Hink AB, Atkins DL, Rowhani-Rahbar A.
Not All Survivors Are the Same: Qualitative Assessment of Prior Violence, Risks, Recovery and Perceptions of Firearms and Violence Among Victims of Firearm Injury

Doucette ML, Green C, Necci Dineen J, Shapiro D, Raissian KM.
Impact of ShotSpotter Technology on Firearm Homicides and Arrests Among Large Metropolitan Counties: a Longitudinal Analysis, 1999-2016

Silver AH, Andrews AL, Azzarone G, Bhansali P, Hjelmseth E, Hogan AH, O'Connor KM, Romo N, Parikh K.
Engagement and Leadership in Firearm-Related Violence Prevention: The Role of the Pediatric Hospitalist

Gastineau KAB, Andrews AL.
Pediatric Hospitalists at the Front Line of Gun Violence Prevention: Every Patient Encounter Is an Opportunity to Promote Safe Gun Storage.

Hink AB, Bonne S, Levy M, Kuhls DA, Allee L, Burke PA, Sakran JV, Bulger EM, Stewart RM.
Firearm injury research and epidemiology: A review of the data, their limitations, and how trauma centers can improve firearm injury research

DiVietro S, Beebe R, Grasso D, Green C, Joseph D, Lapidus GD
A dual-method approach to identifying intimate partner violence within a Level 1 trauma center

Kuhls DA, Campbell BT, Burke PA, Allee L, Hink A, et al.
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Survey of American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma members on firearm injury: Consensus and opportunities.

Dicker RA, Gaines BA, Bonne S, Duncan T, Violano P, Aboutanos M, Allee L, Burke PA, Maskiakos PT, Hink A, Kuhls DA, Shapiro D, Stewart RM.
Violence intervention programs: A primer for developing a comprehensive program for trauma centers.

Hink AB, Toschlog E, Waibel B, Bard M.
Risks go beyond the violence: Association between intimate partner violence, mental illness, and substance abuse among females admitted to a rural Level I trauma center