Research Grants

Funding For:

In the Shadows of Trauma: The Economic and Clinical Impact of Childhood Firearm Injuries on Survivors and Family Members


Zirui Song, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023



Summary of the Project:

This research team will examine the effects of firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents on health care spending, utilization, and health outcomes among survivors and their family members. This work aims to provide novel, rigorous evidence on the economic and clinical ripple effects of childhood firearm-related injuries -- now the leading cause of death in children and adolescents, but still poorly understood among those who survive.

Grantee Publications

November 2023

Firearm Injuries In Children And Adolescents: Health And Economic Consequences Among Survivors And Family Members

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Author: Zirui Song, José R. Zubizarreta, Mia Giuriato, Katherine A. Koh, and Chana A. Sacks