Violence Prevention Research Program

Violence is a major health and social problem with profound effects in the United States and worldwide; far too little is known about the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence. It disproportionately affects members of under-represented minorities and marginalized populations. In heavily-impacted communities, the basic rhythms of daily life are contorted as residents seek to minimize their risk of victimization. We use science to find solutions to violence.


Michelle Tafoya

Director of Giving Programs

(916) 734-9117 (Phone)

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UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294