Interdisciplinary Approach to Violence Prevention

While housed in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Violence Prevention Institute is an interdisciplinary endeavor bringing together other social scientists, physicians, nurses, health care workers, mental health professionals, educators, and any community member interested in violence prevention.

Our Mission

The Violence Prevention Institute is an equity-focused hub supporting communities to foster transformative research, training, and advocacy to address systemic, structural, and interpersonal violence.

Our Goals

  • Connect Tulane’s violence prevention faculty for teaching and/or research opportunities
  • Partner with New Orleans and Gulf Coast community organizations for field-based experiences, research, and other collaborations
  • Curate and share violence prevention resources and events with a variety of audience

Our Approaches

  • Biological & Medical
  • Epidemiology
  • Law & Policy
  • Mental Health & Psychological
  • Prevention & Intervention
  • Societal & Structural

Our Activities

  • Programming: events that promote social cohesion, community building, and information sharing 
  • Publications: research and expertise shared through books, chapters, articles, and conferences 
  • Training: student courses and public events around violence prevention approaches 
  • Outreach: local, state, and national partnerships to cultivate a network beyond academia 
  • Translation: conversations with media and a digital presence to promote violence prevention
A red and yellow street car passes in front of the Tulane University School of Public Health on Canal Street.

Our Commitment to Anti-Racism

VPI pledges to pursue an anti-racist agenda to create research and practice that is anti-racist, to continually advocate for anti-racist systems at all levels, and to contribute to the training of the next generations of anti-racist leaders in the field of violence prevention.

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