Posted on
September 1, 2023

Dr. Desmond Patton Webinar – Community Data Science Approach to Gun Violence Prevention

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Dr. Desmond Patton, a leading researcher with joint appointments at the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, focuses on employing a community data science approach for preventing gun violence. Dr. Patton delves into his groundbreaking work examining the interplay between social media activity and real-world violence, especially among youth and adults of color. He discusses strategies developed through a blend of social work thinking, data science, and qualitative methods to address both online and offline gun-related violence. With a spotlight on community partnerships, the webinar aims to shed light on innovative approaches for reducing the societal impact of gun violence.

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