Excerpt from the January 2023 Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research Newsletter
Suzanne Garverich, Program Director of the Institute, Alisa Lincoln, Director of the Institute, Dr. Craig Ross at BU School of Public Health, and three former Health Sciences Health Equity Interns, Kevin Carvalho, Aidan Baglivo and Madeline Gully, have co-authored a manuscript entitled “I’m not going to tell him what I tell you”: A community-based participatory research approach to understand firearm owner perspectives on suicide prevention.
This manuscript was accepted for publication by the Journal of Participatory Research Methods. The research focuses on understanding more about firearm owners’ beliefs on suicide and suicide prevention, particularly around firearm suicide. They were able to work alongside the Community Research Assistants (CRAs) to conduct 45 qualitative interviews with community members who were firearms owners and members who have experiences with suicide.
Garverich, S., Carvahlo, K., Ross, C., Baglivo, A., Farmer, J., Gully, M., Bass, B., Pierce, D., Strong, G., Zimmerman J., & Lincoln, A.K. “I’m not going to tell him what I tell you”: A community-based participatory research approach to understand firearm owner perspectives on suicide prevention. Journal of Participatory Research Methods.
Congratulations to Jacob Farmer, an undergraduate Human Services Student who worked on this project.