Faculty Expert Profile

Cassandra Crifasi

  • Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
  • Co-Director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

Languages spoken

  • English

Cassandra Crifasi is an injury epidemiologist focused on the intersection of public health and public safety.

She is the co-director of the Center for Gun Violence Solutions. Her research interests include injury epidemiology and prevention, gun violence prevention and policy, and attitudes and public opinion regarding gun violence solutions.

A gun owner herself, Crifasi publishes frequently on firearm policies, including handgun purchaser licensing laws known as permit-to-purchase (PTP) laws.

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Hub coverage

The age of gun violence
Published May 25, 2022
Should access to firearms, especially the most lethal types, come with age restrictions? A Johns Hopkins researcher—and gun owner—pleads the case.

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