I didn’t set out to be an expert on violence. As an emergency medicine physician, violence found me. During my shifts, I saw it all: accidental injuries, motor vehicle trauma, and endless victims of violence. Guns. Knives. Fights. But mostly gun violence. A mass shooting at a local post office was the tipping point for me.
I needed to find answers to the violence that threatens all of us in workplaces, public spaces and schools.
As a physician with deep experience in public health and business, I dove into the issue of violence and related factor: the lack of accessible psychiatric services in many of our communities. In the wake of mass shootings and heinous gun crimes, the correlation between the two, let alone the medical
perspective, is rarely discussed by the media and others. And it should be.
So I began to speak, consult, and advocate from a physician’s perspective on the issues troubling our nation and communities, including gun violence, mass shootings and the link with mental health. Notable experiences include:
– Consultant, NFL Player Violence
– Consultant, Corizon Health, national healthcare provider to incarcerated inmates
– Consultant with the CDC, Congressional Black Caucus, and 100 Black Men to develop national strategy to redesign correctional discharge planning and reintegration of HIV positive inmates into the community.
– Advocate, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
– Advocate, Me Too movement
– Speaker/Advocate, Doctors for America
– Content consultant for Warner Brothers Pictures’ hit program ER
While I’ll always be a practicing ER physician, my passion is engaging people like you in organizations, businesses, schools, and communities across America. Together we can stop the violence. Are you ready to get started?