Logan-Greene talks gun violence prevention on UB podcast

Patricia Logan-Greene with a sign that reads "Stop gun violence".

Published February 28, 2024

“Mass shootings are a tiny fraction of the gun violence that we have in our country. It's occurring in people's homes, in disadvantaged and already marginalized communities, where in some places I've heard it said that it's like there's a mass shooting every day.”
School of Social Work

When Patricia Logan-Greene, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Social Work, sought out introductory readings for her students on the topic of gun violence, she was shocked to find there weren’t any. Every day, social workers are in the homes of those most at risk of gun violence. Who better to prevent it?

Now Logan-Greene, an expert on violence and victimization, is co-leading a national initiative to put social workers front and center in the effort to make people safe in a country rife with firearms. 

Today, she is the featured guest on Driven to Discover, the podcast that explores innovative University at Buffalo research through candid conversations with the researchers about their inspirations and goals. In this episode, host Vicky Santos talks to Logan-Greene about the scourge of gun violence in America (mass shootings are a tiny fraction of the problem), the immeasurable impact it is having on our collective mental health, and why social workers are uniquely positioned to help stop it without restricting anyone’s Second Amendment rights.

Graphic of a stop sign with the words Prevent Gun Violence.

This research contributes to one of the Grand Challenges for Social Work tackling our nation's toughest social problems: Prevent gun violence.