Daniel Semenza

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University – Camden

Dr. Daniel Semenza is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Camden. His research examines the causes and health-related consequences of gun violence in the United States. He also studies health disparities related to violent victimization and the criminal justice system. His work employs quantitative, spatial, and ecological methods and he has published his research in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals in criminology, public health, and sociology. Semenza is currently a faculty affiliate with the New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center, the Center for Urban Research and Education, and the Health Sciences Center at Rutgers University. He is also a researcher with the Health Criminology Research Consortium at Saint Louis University.

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Ep. 90. Gun Violence Exposure, Suicide, and Black Americans

May 2, 2024

Preliminary data indicate that in 2022, for the first time in history, firearm suicide rates among Black individuals exceeded those of white individuals. New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center's (NJGVRC) Daniel Semenza discusses his recently published study that explores the relationship between gun violence exposure (GVE) and suicide among Black adults. Continue Reading...

Curbing the Illicit Market: Enhancing Firearm Regulations to Reduce Gun Violence

May 24, 2023

This brief details the role of the legal firearms market as a source for illegally-acquired firearms and the spatial relationship between firearm dealers and elevated rates of gun homicides. Continue Reading...

More Guns, More Death: The Fundamental Fact that Supports a Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Gun Violence in America

June 21, 2022

A preponderance of evidence supports a fundamental reality of American society: where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths. Continue Reading...