Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.
Feb. 22, 2018—About the same time a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine panel discussion on gun violence prevention ended Feb. 14 in Light Hall, a heavily armed young man barged into his former high school in Parkland, Florida, and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring others.
Apr. 27, 2017—“The Science of Violence and Compassion” is the subject of a panel discussion that will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Adventure Science Center.
Jan. 7, 2016—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 12 for his final State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available.
Sep. 21, 2015—Jonathan Metzl of the Center Medicine, Health and Society has signed up with The Safe Tennessee Project as director of research.
Aug. 3, 2015—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University can comment on the sentencing of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.
Apr. 22, 2015—Jonathan Metzl is an expert on gun violence and mental illness. And he has new research that specifically addresses issues surrounding mental illness and mass shootings.
Dec. 11, 2014—An extensive new study by two Vanderbilt University researchers challenges common assumptions about gun violence and mental illness that often emerge in the aftermath of mass shootings.
Sep. 26, 2014—After the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2011, a conservative commentator claimed that “guns don’t kill people—the mentally ill do.” Metzl believes this attitude is based on misconceptions about mental illness and violence that obscure larger issues about gun violence in America.
Apr. 8, 2014—When a mass shooting occurs there are often two camps of thought: those who feel the country needs stronger gun laws and those who blame the horrific act on mental illness.
Apr. 4, 2014—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt will speak April 15 at Adventure Science Center about connections that may link guns, mental illness and mass shootings in America.