Today we are speaking with Dr. Jessica Beard.
A trauma surgeon at Temple University Hospital and the Director of research at the Philadelphia Center for gun violence reporting. She just became a Stoneleigh Foundation fellow, giving her more opportunity to do research on gun violence prevention.
Dr. Beard has a background in public health and has been devoted to trying to reduce the amount of gun violence in Philadelphia. She talks today about her path to medicine, her passion for public health, and how she responds to the emotional challenges of seeing such suffering every day.
She also discusses some of the causes and solutions of gun violence in our cities.
(Note: this episode was recorded on July 28, 2021)