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October 11, 2022 – Barnhorst, A. Presenter. Reducing Firearm Injury and Death: What Clinicians Can Do. Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.

June 29, 2022 – Barnhorst, A., Presenter. PCP Lunch and Learn: Gun Violence Prevention. South Sacramento Kaiser Permanente: Trauma Department.

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

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.

April 8, 2022 – Barnhorst, A., Presenter. Mental Health, Violence, & Suicide + Reducing Firearm Injury & Death in Patients. Fresno Madera Medical Society.

March 16, 2022 – Chaplin, V., Presenter. Domestic Violence and Firearms. Public Health Law Group at Berkeley.

February 26, 2022 – Pallin, R., Presenter. Clinical Strategies for Firearm Injury Prevention. CA Association of Physician Assistants.

February 23, 2022 – Barnhorst, A., Presenter. Preventing Firearm Injury & Death: What Clinicians Can Do. West Hills Medical Center Grand Rounds.


In the Media

January 11, 2023. Dr. Amy Barnhorst discusses the role of gun violence restraining orders with UC Davis Health, “What are ‘red flag’ laws and how can they prevent gun violence?“.

December 13, 2022. Dr. Amy Barnhorst quoted in Teen Vogue, “How Gun Violence Affects Our Mental Health” and “Young Americans Affected by Gun Violence Say Some Relatives Are Still Pro-Gun.”

September 2, 2022 Dr. Amy Barnhorst and the BulletPoints team were mentioned in The Mirage for receiving grant funding to support a project for engaging firearm owners in developing suicide prevention strategies. 

May 26, 2022 Vicka Chaplin and Julia Lund publish an op-ed on MedPage Today about limiting firearm access and addressing social and economic drivers of firearm violence following the Uvalde mass shooting. 

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. 



Bhatt, A., Gonzales, H., Pallin, R., & Barnhorst, A. (2022). Rising Rates of Adolescent Firearm Suicide and the Clinician’s Role in Addressing Firearms. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Aubel, A. J., Pallin, R., Knoepke, C. E., Wintemute, G. J., & Kravitz-Wirtz, N. (2022). A comparative content analysis of newspaper coverage about extreme risk protection order policies in passing and non-passing US states. BMC Public Health.

Pallin, R., Teasdale, S., Agnoli, A., Spitzer, S., Asif-Sattar, R., Wintemute, G. J., & 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.



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