UCLA experts can comment on gun control and gun violence, the psychology of mass killings, and how people cope and respond. Click an expert’s name for a more detailed biography and contact information.


Domestic terrorism and mass shooters​

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” (2013).


Responses to trauma​

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.


Gun control

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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