Across the country, firearm-related injuries and deaths are on the rise — especially among youths and young adults. An increase in the number of adolescents experiencing mental health issues and a surge in homicides, unintentional shootings and school-based violence are among the factors contributing to the record number of deaths.
At this member-exclusive event, Center for Health and Biosciences fellow Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria discussed firearm safety research and policy- and community-based solutions with the Roundtable Young Professionals.
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6:00 pm — Refreshments
6:30 pm — Discussion
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Bindi Naik-Mathuria, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP, is the fellow in firearm injury prevention and safety at the Center for Health and Biosciences and a pediatric surgeon and researcher. She is an associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. She developed and led the Level I pediatric trauma program at Texas Children's Hospital for over 10 years and is an avid researcher in pediatric trauma, injury prevention, surgical outcomes and health services.
She has authored over 100 publications and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study firearm violence prevention. Through this work, she and her research team are evaluating all firearm injuries in Harris County for a three-year period to identify hot spots, trends and neighborhood- and individual-level risk factors and social determinants. This work will be vital to guide targeted injury prevention efforts to reduce injuries due to firearm violence in Houston.
Naik-Mathuria holds an M.D. from Texas A&M University College of Medicine, an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and received advanced training from Baylor College of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.