Faculty Expert Profile

Cassandra Crifasi

  • Assistant professor of Health Policy and Management
  • Deputy director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 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 policies and practices that improve safety and prevent injury with a focus on firearms.

She is the deputy director of the university’s Center for Gun Policy and Research. Her research interests include violence prevention; firearm policies and gun violence; underground gun markets; attitudes and behaviors of gun owners including safe storage and public opinion on gun policy; and the evaluation of policies that impact public safety and first responders.

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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