Violence & Intentional Injury

The first epidemiological study on violence against women in an Emergency Department was completed by a Yale resident in the mid 70's. Since the very first seminal study on the topic was completed at Yale, we have developed a better understanding about the dynamics and health outcomes of violence. Not only are we concerned with treating violence related morbidity and mortality, our research is concerned with modifiable risk factors as well as addressing other correlates of violence such as substance abuse, depression, and suicide among other negative health outcomes.