D Hemenway

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is an armed society a polite society? Guns and road rage
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Fl, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 38:687-95. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Three common beliefs that are impediments to injury prevention
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 19:290-3. 2013
  3. pmc Association of rates of household handgun ownership, lifetime major depression, and serious suicidal thoughts with rates of suicide across US census regions
    D Hemenway
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 8:313-6. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Gun threats against and self-defense gun use by California adolescents
    David Hemenway
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 01115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:395-400. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Unintentional firearm deaths: a comparison of other-inflicted and self-inflicted shootings
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 42:1184-8. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Gun carrying by high school students in Boston, MA: does overestimation of peer gun carrying matter?
    David Hemenway
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Adolesc 34:997-1003. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Creating a National Violent Death Reporting System: a successful beginning
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:68-71. 2009
  8. pmc National attitudes concerning gun carrying in the United States
    D Hemenway
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 7:282-5. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Firearm availability and homicide rates across 26 high-income countries
    D Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Trauma 49:985-8. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of U.S. firearm injuries
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Public Health Policy 24:380-5. 2003

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Publications61

  1. ncbi request reprint Is an armed society a polite society? Guns and road rage
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Fl, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 38:687-95. 2006
    ..Are motorists with guns in the car more or less likely to engage in hostile and aggressive behavior?..
  2. doi request reprint Three common beliefs that are impediments to injury prevention
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 19:290-3. 2013
    ..On-line blogs and comments are used to illustrate these beliefs. Counter-arguments are discussed...
  3. pmc Association of rates of household handgun ownership, lifetime major depression, and serious suicidal thoughts with rates of suicide across US census regions
    D Hemenway
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 8:313-6. 2002
    ..This study investigates whether the association can be explained by differences in levels of mental health...
  4. ncbi request reprint Gun threats against and self-defense gun use by California adolescents
    David Hemenway
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 01115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:395-400. 2004
    ..To assess hostile gun use against and self-defense gun use by adolescents...
  5. doi request reprint Unintentional firearm deaths: a comparison of other-inflicted and self-inflicted shootings
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 42:1184-8. 2010
    ..To learn how to prevent unintentional injuries, it is critical to have information not only on the victim, but also on the person who inflicted the injury...
  6. doi request reprint Gun carrying by high school students in Boston, MA: does overestimation of peer gun carrying matter?
    David Hemenway
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Adolesc 34:997-1003. 2011
    ..Social marketing campaigns designed to lower young people's perceptions about the prevalence of peer gun carrying may be a promising strategy for reducing actual gun carrying among youth...
  7. doi request reprint Creating a National Violent Death Reporting System: a successful beginning
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:68-71. 2009
    ..Key components of the success included a high-quality pilot version of the system and the mobilization of a large, bipartisan coalition of individuals, institutions, and agencies that advocated for federal funding for the system...
  8. pmc National attitudes concerning gun carrying in the United States
    D Hemenway
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 7:282-5. 2001
    ..To determine public attitudes in the United States concerning gun carrying...
  9. ncbi request reprint Firearm availability and homicide rates across 26 high-income countries
    D Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Trauma 49:985-8. 2000
    ..We examine whether the United States is merely an exception, or if a relationship between gun availability and homicide exists across all developed nations...
  10. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of U.S. firearm injuries
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Public Health Policy 24:380-5. 2003
  11. pmc Gun use in the United States: results from two national surveys
    D Hemenway
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 6:263-7. 2000
    ..To determine the relative incidence of gun victimization versus self defense gun use by civilians in the United States, and the circumstances and probable legality of the self defense uses...
  12. pmc The unintentional injurer: results from the Boston youth survey
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:663-8. 2011
    ..We sought to provide additional information about the characteristics of adolescents who were most likely to cause unintentional injury to other people...
  13. pmc The US gun stock: results from the 2004 national firearms survey
    L Hepburn
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Inj Prev 13:15-9. 2007
    ..To examine the size and composition of the privately held firearm stock in the US; and to describe demographic patterns of firearm ownership and motivations for ownership. Design,..
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of nondiscretionary concealed weapon carrying laws on homicide
    Lisa Hepburn
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Trauma 56:676-81. 2004
    ..This study investigates the effect of such changes in state laws on state homicide rates...
  15. doi request reprint Recent psychopathology, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts in households with and without firearms: findings from the National Comorbidity Study Replication
    M Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 15:183-7. 2009
    ..To assess the relationship between firearm ownership and possible psychiatric confounders of the firearm-suicide relationship...
  16. ncbi request reprint Firearm availability and unintentional firearm deaths
    M Miller
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 33:477-84. 2001
    ..Between 1979 and 1997, almost 30,000 Americans died from unintentional firearm injuries, half of whom were under 25 years of age and 4,600 of whom were less than 15 years old...
  17. ncbi request reprint Are household firearms stored safely? It depends on whom you ask
    D Azrael
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 106:E31. 2000
    ..To determine gun storage practices in gun-owning households with children...
  18. pmc The association between changes in household firearm ownership and rates of suicide in the United States, 1981-2002
    M Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Inj Prev 12:178-82. 2006
    ..To explore whether recent declines in household firearm prevalence in the United States were associated with changes in rates of suicide for men, women, and children...
  19. pmc Cigarettes and suicide: a prospective study of 50,000 men
    M Miller
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:768-73. 2000
    ..This study examined the relation between smoking and suicide, controlling for various confounders...
  20. pmc Violence in Jamaica: an analysis of homicides 1998-2002
    G Lemard
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 12:15-8. 2006
    ..Homicides in Jamaica are not primarily gang or robbery related. Rather, they are mainly caused by arguments or reprisals. Homicide has become a common feature of dispute resolution in Jamaica...
  21. pmc Unsupervised firearm handling by California adolescents
    M Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Inj Prev 10:163-8. 2004
    ..The present investigation was undertaken to estimate the proportion of community-residing adolescents who report that they have ever handled a gun without adult knowledge or supervision...
  22. ncbi request reprint Firearm availability and female homicide victimization rates among 25 populous high-income countries
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 57:100-4. 2002
    ..to determine the association between firearm availability and female homicide victimization among high-income countries...
  23. pmc Underestimates of unintentional firearm fatalities: comparing Supplementary Homicide Report data with the National Vital Statistics System
    C Barber
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 8:252-6. 2002
    ..This issue was examined by comparing how unintentional firearm injuries identified in police Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data were coded in the National Vital Statistics System...
  24. ncbi request reprint Household firearm ownership and rates of suicide across the 50 United States
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Trauma 62:1029-34; discussion 1034-5. 2007
    ..We address these two criticisms by using recently available state-level survey-based estimates of household firearm ownership, serious mental illness, and alcohol/illicit substance use and dependence...
  25. pmc Premigration exposure to political violence and perpetration of intimate partner violence among immigrant men in Boston
    Jhumka Gupta
    Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:462-9. 2009
    ..We examined associations between premigration political violence exposure and past-year intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration among immigrant men attending community health centers in Boston...
  26. ncbi request reprint Youth suicide: insights from 5 years of Arizona Child Fatality Review Team data
    Deborah Azrael
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 34:36-43. 2004
    ..2 level. Targeted suicide prevention activities should supplement interventions focused on restricting access to highly lethal means of suicide such as firearms...
  27. ncbi request reprint Batterers' use of guns to threaten intimate partners
    Emily F Rothman
    Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 60:62-8. 2005
    ..To present the prevalence of gun ownership among batterers and describe their self-reported use of guns to threaten intimate partners...
  28. pmc Are household firearms stored less safely in homes with adolescents?: Analysis of a national random sample of parents
    Renee M Johnson
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:788-92. 2006
    ..To examine whether firearms are more frequently stored loaded, unlocked, or both in households with adolescents only (aged 13-17 years) compared with households with younger children only (aged 0-12 years)...
  29. ncbi request reprint The effect of child access prevention laws on unintentional child firearm fatalities, 1979-2000
    Lisa Hepburn
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 021115, USA
    J Trauma 61:423-8. 2006
    ..Unintentional firearm deaths among children have been declining steadily in the United States. This study investigates whether Child Access Prevention (CAP) laws are associated with this decline...
  30. pmc Physical violence against intimate partners and related exposures to violence among South African men
    Jhumka Gupta
    Yale School of Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    CMAJ 179:535-41. 2008
    ..Despite high rates of intimate partner violence in South Africa, there have been no national studies of men's perpetration of violence against female partners...
  31. ncbi request reprint State-level homicide victimization rates in the US in relation to survey measures of household firearm ownership, 2001-2003
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:656-64. 2007
    ..Although causal inference is not warranted on the basis of the present study alone, our findings suggest that the household may be an important source of firearms used to kill men, women and children in the United States...
  32. ncbi request reprint 'Road rage' in Arizona: armed and dangerous
    Matthew Miller
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 34:807-14. 2002
    ..Our findings suggest that, at least among Arizona motorists, having a gun in the car is a strong marker for aggressive and illegal behavior behind the wheel...
  33. pmc Intimate partner violence functions as both a risk marker and risk factor for women's HIV infection: findings from Indian husband-wife dyads
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:593-600. 2009
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  34. ncbi request reprint Belief in the inevitability of suicide: results from a national survey
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Rm 305 Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:1-11. 2006
    ..The strongest predictors of belief in complete substitution were firearm ownership and cigarette smoking. Belief in the inevitability of suicide may be a political impediment to adopting potentially effective suicide prevention efforts...
  35. pmc Firearm availability and suicide, homicide, and unintentional firearm deaths among women
    Matthew Miller
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 79:26-38. 2002
    ..In the United States, more than 45,000 women died from gun violence over the last decade...
  36. ncbi request reprint Guns and gun threats at college
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Health 51:57-65. 2002
    ..Students who reported having firearms at college disproportionately reported that they engaged in behaviors that put themselves and others at risk for injury...
  37. pmc Rates of household firearm ownership and homicide across US regions and states, 1988-1997
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1988-93. 2002
    ..In this study we explored the association between rates of household firearm ownership and homicide across the United States, by age groups...
  38. ncbi request reprint Firearm availability and unintentional firearm deaths, suicide, and homicide among 5-14 year olds
    Mathew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Trauma 52:267-74; discussion 274-5. 2002
    ..This national study attempts to determine whether firearm prevalence is related to rates of unintentional firearm deaths, suicides, and homicides among children...
  39. ncbi request reprint Medical malpractice as an epidemiological problem
    Michelle M Mello
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 667 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:39-46. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that the strength of the business case for patient safety depends on the perspective from which one views the data...
  40. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of case fatality rates for suicide in the northeast
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 43:723-30. 2004
    ..We examine how method-specific case fatality rates for suicide differ by age and sex...
  41. ncbi request reprint Household firearm ownership and suicide rates in the United States
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:517-24. 2002
    ..A central question regarding the relation between firearms and suicide is whether the ready availability of firearms increases the suicide rate, rather than merely increasing the proportion of suicides from guns...
  42. ncbi request reprint Firearms and suicide in the northeast
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma 57:626-32. 2004
    ..A central question in suicide research is whether firearm availability increases the overall number of suicides rather than the proportion of suicides from guns...
  43. ncbi request reprint Firearm storage practices and rates of unintentional firearm deaths in the United States
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, 3rd Fl, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 37:661-7. 2005
    ..Although these recommendations appeal to common sense, no study has yet addressed whether firearm storage practices influence the risk of unintentional firearm injury...
  44. doi request reprint Too many or too few unintentional firearm deaths in official U.S. mortality data?
    Catherine Barber
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 43:724-31. 2011
    ..Many true accidents are missed, while many suicides and homicides are mistakenly reported as accidents. By contrast, the NVDRS applies a case definition for unintentional firearm deaths with consistency and accuracy...
  45. pmc A quantification of preventable unintentional childhood injury mortality in the United States
    A Philippakis
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Inj Prev 10:79-82. 2004
    ..To calculate the preventable fraction of unintentional childhood injury deaths in the United States...
  46. ncbi request reprint Firearm prevalence and social capital
    D Hemenway
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 11:484-90. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: While the analysis cannot show causation, states with heavily armed civilians are also states with low levels of social capital...
  47. ncbi request reprint The public health approach to motor vehicles, tobacco, and alcohol, with applications to firearms policy
    D Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Public Health Policy 22:381-402. 2001
    ..The endeavor to reduce gun violence is part of the general and continuing public health struggle to reduce harms caused by consumer products...
  48. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with rear seating of children in motor vehicles: a study in two low-income, predominantly Hispanic communities
    Jennifer Greenberg-Seth
    Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 36:621-6. 2004
    ..g. seat belt use). Messages should be culturally appropriate and should emphasize driver seat belt use in conjunction with rear seating and the importance of rear seating regardless of the presence of a passenger-side airbag...
  49. ncbi request reprint Lethal violence in the schools
    David Hemenway
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 27:267-71. 2002
  50. doi request reprint How to find nothing
    David Hemenway
    Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Public Health Policy 30:260-8. 2009
    ..This article discusses two examples of such experimental designs and analyses, in which, unfortunately, the researchers touted their null results as strong evidence of no effect...
  51. doi request reprint Guns and suicide in the United States
    Matthew Miller
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:989-91. 2008
  52. ncbi request reprint Gun possession among Massachusetts batterer intervention program enrollees
    Emily F Rothman
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Eval Rev 30:283-95. 2006
    ..Recommendations for strengthening relevant gun laws both within and outside of Massachusetts are discussed...
  53. pmc Intimate partner violence perpetration, standard and gendered STI/HIV risk behaviour, and STI/HIV diagnosis among a clinic-based sample of men
    M R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 85:555-60. 2009
    ..To date, little empirical data exist to characterise the nature of men's sexual risk as it relates to both their violence perpetration, and STI/HIV infection...
  54. doi request reprint Effectiveness of a law to reduce alcohol-impaired driving in Japan
    T Nagata
    Takemi Program, Department of International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Inj Prev 14:19-23. 2008
    ..To estimate the effect of a new road traffic law against alcohol-impaired driving in Japan...
  55. pmc Evaluation of a community-based intervention to promote rear seating for children
    Jennifer Greenberg-Seth
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1009-13. 2004
    ..We evaluated the short-term effect of a community-based effort to promote child rear seating in a low-income Hispanic community...
  56. pmc Gun carrying and drug selling among young incarcerated men and women
    Deborah Kacanek
    Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Disease, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Urban Health 83:266-74. 2006
    ..2, 95% CI = 2.5, 42.1) and ever being shot at (OR = 4.6, 95% CI = 1.7, 12.2), were associated with carrying guns. These findings provide further evidence of a link between crack selling (but not necessarily drug using) and gun carrying...
  57. pmc Injury prevention and control research and training in accredited schools of public health: a CDC/ASPH assessment
    David Hemenway
    Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard University School of Public Health, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:349-51. 2006
  58. pmc The demographics of significant firearm injury in Canadian trauma centres and the associated predictors of inhospital mortality
    Christian J Finley
    Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Surg 51:197-203. 2008
    ..Our primary objective was to evaluate demographic and causal factors of inhospital mortality for significant firearm-related injuries (i.e., those with an Injury Severity Score [ISS] > 12) in Canadian trauma centres...
  59. pmc Reducing firearm violence: a research agenda
    Janet Weiner
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    Inj Prev 13:80-4. 2007
    ..This article summarizes the Collaborative's conclusions and identifies priorities for research and funding...
  60. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence: homicides followed by suicides in Kentucky
    Sabrina Walsh
    Kentuckey Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health, Lexington 40504, USA
    J Ky Med Assoc 103:10-3. 2005
    ..Continued research about violent deaths might provide a better understanding of homicides followed by suicides--critical for surveillance and prevention efforts...
  61. pmc Travel distance and the use of inpatient care among patients with schizophrenia
    Kuan Chiao Tseng
    Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7 Chung san S Rd, Taipei 100, Taiwan, ROC
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:346-56. 2008
    ..3 days (P<0.001, 85% of variation) between remote and non-remote regions. Policies are discussed aimed at reducing the impact of travel distance on rural mental health care through inter-disciplinary collaboration and telepsychiatry...