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Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH

Past President

Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH is Senior Research Investigator with the Penn Injury Science Center (PISC) at the University of Pennsylvania. She works collaboratively in the Philadelphia Department of Public Health’s Injury Prevention Program to plan, manage and implement injury prevention research and evaluation activities for the city. She has over 20 years of violence prevention practice and research experience including delivering community health education programs, managing large scale state and federal grants focused on health and safety for high risk youth and supervising teams of site coordinators providing services to at-risk youth and families. Dr. Hohl is a is a mixed-methods researcher who uses community engaged approaches to address health and safety issues for high risk communities.  Dr. Hohl’s research is supported by public and private extramural funding agencies including the NIJ, NIH, and the CDC. Her work has been presented at national and international scientific meetings and appears in high-impact, peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Hohl is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of communities, particularly those facing high rates of violence and structural disadvantage and recognizes the importance of organizations, particularly SAVIR, in unifying the voices behind evidence-based solutions to these and other injury problems. Dr. Hohl has been an active member of SAVIR since 2009. She served as a member and Chair of the Science and Research Committee, the Conference Planning Committee and Program Sub-committee, and Anti-racism Interest Group.

Dr. Hohl received her PhD (2013) and MPH (2007) in Social and Behavioral Health from Temple University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Urban Health Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, she secured state funding to establish the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research where she served as its Co-Director.

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