UCLA experts can comment on gun violence, gun control, the psychology of mass killings, and how people cope and respond. Click on the topic links below for a list of experts.

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Ron Avi Astor

Astor is a professor of social welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and holds a joint appointment at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies. His research focuses on various forms of school violence, including shootings, bullying and cyberbullying, sexual harassment and acts of hate.

Jeffrey Simon

Simon is a political science lecturer and a security consultant who researches and teaches courses on terrorism and security. He is an authority on terrorist attacks in the United States and the author of “Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat.”

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Adam Winkler

Winkler is professor of law and constitutional law specialist with an expertise on the Second Amendment. He is the author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.”

Eugene Volokh

Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, is a nationally recognized expert on constitutional law and gun-control laws.

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Melissa Brymer

Brymer is the director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA–Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and focuses on the ways children deal with stress following disasters.

Emanuel Maidenberg

Maidenberg is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and an expert on the stress and anxiety caused by man-made and natural disasters.

Dr. Mark DeAntonio

DeAntonio is a clinical professor of psychiatry and director of adolescent inpatient services at the Semel Institute and an expert in child and adolescent psychology.

 

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