Register for episode 12 of our webinar series on May 17 from 12-12:30pm (PT), in which Dr. Amy Barnhorst will discuss the 3A’s Framework (Approach, Assess, Act), a guide for clinicians developed by the BulletPoints Project. If you missed the eleventh webinar, you can view it online.

What's New?

See media coverage, new publications, and recent presentations by BulletPoints team and friends

Upcoming Presentations

April 25, 2022 – Barnhorst, A., Panelist. Virtual Workshop on Facilitating the Integration of Firearm Injury Prevention into Healthcare through Community Collaboration. National Academy of Sciences (NASEM) Day on Gun Violence Prevention.

May 10, 2022 – Aubel, A and Gonzales, H. Presenters. Transition to Residency. UC Davis School of Medicine.

In the Media

April 1, 2022 Dr. Amy Barnhorst discusses talking to patients about firearms in an article for the American Psychological Association.

March 2, 2022 Dr. Amy Barnhorst and Dr. Garen Wintemute were interviewed by The Sacramento Bee for an article on a local church shooting and how gun prohibition orders often rely on good faith. 

February 24, 2022 Dr. Amy Barnhorst was interviewed for an article in The Trace on the rise of youth gun suicide, particularly among children of color and how BulletPoints guides healthcare providers to help patients with accessible therapy options that center cultural humility and safer storage of firearms.

November 5, 2021 – Dr. Amy Barnhorst published an article in MedPage Today discussing the silent epidemic of intimate partner violence in the Gabby Petito case and how provider and public interventions can help prevent similar situations.

September 23, 2021 Shannon Firth discussed the fifth episode of the BulletPoint webinar series in MedPage Today.

July 6, 2021 – Dr. Joe Pierre at Psychology Today discussed the gun violence epidemic during the COVID-19 pandemic while citing data from the BulletPoints website. 

May 13, 2021  Dr. Amy Barnhorst appeared on the podcast Dose of Dr. Drew for a conversation on mental illness and gun violence. 

May 8, 2021 The Denver Post spoke with BulletPoints about the launch of the state-funded center during a time when new gun policies are being created post-mass shootings and the lack of existing federal research. 

May 4, 2021 – Dr. Amy Barnhorst wrote an Op-Ed on MedPage Today on the rising number of public mass shootings during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how clinicians can intervene when a patient is at risk of mass violence. 

March 30, 2021 – Chadi Nabhan invited Dr. Amy Barnhorst and Rocco Pallin to discuss the intersection of mental illness and gun violence in his podcast, Healthcare Unfiltered.

March, 2021 – Dr. Amy Barnhorst appeared on a podcast episode of House of Pod hosted by Dr. Kaveh and Dr. Lizzie to discuss the appropriate times for providers to talk about gun violence.


Pallin, R., Teasdale, S., Agnoli, A., Spitzer, S., Asif-Sattar, R., Wintemute, G. J., and Barnhorst, A. (2022). Talking about firearm injury prevention with patients: a survey of medical residents. BMC Medical Education.

Wintemute, G.J., Aubel, A.J., Pallin, R., Schleimer, J.P., Kravitz-Wirtz, N. (2022). Experiences of violence in daily life among adults in California: a population-representative surveyInjury Epidemiology.

Barnhorst, A., Gonzales, H.A., & Asif-Sattar, R. (2021). Suicide prevention efforts in the United States and their effectiveness. Current Opinion in Psychiatry.

Barnhorst, A., & Rozel, J. S. (2021). Evaluating threats of mass shootings in the psychiatric setting. International Review of Psychiatry.

Hoops, K., Fahimi, J., Khoeur, L., Studenmund, C., Barber, C., Barnhorst, A., et al. (2021). Consensus-Driven Priorities for Firearm Injury Education Among Medical Professionals. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Kravitz-Wirtz, N., Aubel, A. J., Pallin, R., & Wintemute, G. (2021). Public awareness of and personal willingness to use California’s Extreme Risk Protection Order Law. JAMA Health Forum.

Kravitz-Wirtz, N., Aubel, A., Schleimer, J., Pallin, R., & Wintemute, G.J. (2021). Public Concern About Violence, Firearms, and the COVID-19 Pandemic in California. JAMA Network Open.

Kravitz-Wirtz, N., Pallin, R., Kagawa, R.M.C., Miller, M., Azrael, D., & Wintemute, G.J. (2021). Firearm Purchases without Background Checks in California. Preventive Medicine.

Pallin, R. & Barnhorst, A. (2021). Clinical strategies for reducing firearm suicide. Injury Epidemiology.

Pallin, R., Wintemute, G. J., & Kravitz-Wirtz, N. (2021). Firearm practices, perceptions of safety, and opinions on injury prevention strategies among California adults with vs without children. JAMA Network Open.

Swanson, J. W., Nestadt, P. S., Barnhorst, A. V., & Frattaroli, S. (2021). Risk-Based Temporary Firearm Removal Orders: A New Legal Tool for Clinicians. Harvard Review of Psychiatry.

Wintemute, G. J. (2021). Ghost guns: spookier than you think they are. Injury Epidemiology.


Past Presentations

November 1, 2, & 4, 2021 – Barnhorst, A. Presenter. Preventing Firearm-Related Harm: What Clinicians Can Do. University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Peoria, and Chicago.

October 1, 2021 – Aubel, A. Presenter. Primary and Secondary Prevention: Risk Assessment, Intervention, Evaluation. 2021 FACTS Symposium.

September 30, 2021 – Barnhorst, A. Presenter. Firearm Injury Prevention: What Pediatricians Can Do. California Children’s Hospital Association.

September 29, 2021 – Barnhorst, A. Presenter. ERPOs for Suicide Prevention. Ceasefire PA.

August 26, 2021 – Gonzales, H. Presenter. Firearm Injury Prevention: What Clinicians Can Do. Michigan State University College of Human Medicine & Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

August 12, 2021 – Barnhorst, A. Presenter. What Mental Health Clinicians Can Do to Reduce Firearm Violence and Suicide. American Psychological Association Annual Conference, CE Workshop.

August 5, 2021 – Pallin, R. Presenter. Clinical Counseling on Firearm Injury Prevention. UCLA School of Medicine Firearm Module.

June 18, 2021 – Pallin, R. Presenteer. Gender Disparities in Firearm Violence and What Clinicians Need to Know. UC Davis Health Women’s Conference. 

May 20, 2021Barnhorst, A., Presenter. What Mental Health Providers Can Do to Reduce Firearm Violence and Suicide. Kaiser North Psychiatry Group.

May 19, 2021 – Pallin, R., Barnhorst, A., Presenters.  Preventing Veteran Firearm Suicide: What Clinicians Can Do. DOD/VA Biennial Suicide Prevention Conference.




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