Research in Progress: David Studdert


Date and Time

October 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



RSVP required by 5PM October 01.


CHP/PCOR Conference Room
Encina Commons, Room 119
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305

The Longitudinal Study of Handgun Ownership and Transfer (LongSHOT)
David Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Law
Stanford University

The prevalence of civilian-owned guns in the US is the highest in the world, and the incidence of firearm-related injury is among the world’s highest.  Evidence that the relationship between these two phenomena is causal has grown, but still has major gaps.  We recently completed assembly of a large cohort of California residents.  Our goal is to assess firearm ownership as a risk factor for firearm-related mortality in this population.  The seminar will outline the project and describe results of some preliminary analyses.

David M. Studdert is a leading expert in the fields of health law and empirical legal research. His scholarship explores how the legal system influences the health and well-being of populations. A prolific scholar, he has authored more than 150 articles and book chapters, and his work appears frequently in leading international medical, law, and health policy publications.

Professor Studdert joined Stanford Law School faculty on November 1, 2013, in a joint appointment as Professor of Medicine (PCOR/CHP) and Professor of Law.

Before joining the Stanford faculty, Professor Studdert was on the faculty at the University of Melbourne (2007-13) and the Harvard School of Public Health (2000-06). He has also worked as a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, a policy advisor to the Minister for Health in Australia, and a practicing attorney.

Professor Studdert has received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth, the leading organization for health services and health policy research in the United States. He was awarded a Federation Fellowship (2006) and a Laureate Fellowship (2011) by the Australian Research Council. He holds a law degree from University of Melbourne and a doctoral degree in health policy and public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.