The Health Justice Lab
 
 
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Current HJL Research Projects

Building Resilient Neighborhoods and Positive Social Networks to Prevent Gun Violence:

The overall objective of this study is to identify data-driven targets and asset-based strategies for interventions to mitigate the effects of gun violence in New Haven, CT and is the next step toward attainment of our long-term goal to develop, in partnership with community members, an approach to creating effective, durable, and strengths-based interventions to mitigate the impacts of gun violence that can be scaled and tailored to violence-endemic communities across the country. The central hypothesis of this study is that the novel application of network science and a disaster preparedness framework to build community resilience will allow community members to design an intervention to mitigate the impacts of gun violence.

JUSTICE Involved Individuals Study of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology:

The overall objective of this study is to design the first longitudinal observational study of individuals released from a correctional facility to understand the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease risk factors and modifiable mediators of CVD risk factor control and is the first step toward attainment of our long-term goal to reduce morbidity and mortality among individuals with a history of incarceration and CVD risk factors. The central hypothesis of this study is that there are population-specific risk factors that exacerbate poor control of traditional CVD risk factors which contribute to the observed increase in CVD morbidity and mortality upon release.




“Mojave shows how local changes make a global impact.”

NGO News Publication  |  April 2016

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