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Dr. Jessica Beard One of Six Philadelphians with ‘Promising Approaches to Gun Violence Prevention’ Featured in March 2023 Issue of Philadelphia Magazine

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Jessica H. Beard, MD, MPH, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care and Director of Trauma Research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, is one of six Philadelphians with “promising approaches to gun violence prevention” featured in the March 2023 issue of Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Beard is the corresponding author on new research published in the journal Social Science and Medicine Qualitative Research in Health that, for the first time, uncovers the impact of news media reports of interpersonal firearm violence presented through an episodic lens on recently firearm-injured people, and explores how they perceive the meaning and impact of news media reporting about their injuries and firearm violence in their communities. The Temple News also published an opinion piece about the research, while the Philadelphia Sunday Sun picked up an article from the Trace.