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This week, editors-in-chief of journals in the JAMA network published an editorial, “Death By Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis.” Melina Kibbe, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Surgery, is one of the co-authors.

Dr. Melina Kibbe

The editorial discusses gun violence in the context of a public health epidemic. It has generated considerable interest, including several national media stories and more than 50,000 online views.

From the piece: “the key to reducing firearm deaths in the United States is to understand and reduce exposure to the cause, just like in any epidemic, and in this case that is guns.”

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