The Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health currently prioritizes research in three key cluster areas where Vanderbilt has existing strengths. Future areas will evolve with the interests and expertise of Vanderbilt’s faculty.

Gun Violence Prevention

jonathan metz

Our research examines the health effects of political polarization and racial inequalities; gun violence; firearm access and suicidality in vulnerable populations; diversion programs for narcotics arrests; police violence and civilian cooperation with law enforcement; and public opinion on gun policy.

Research Projects