PSL’s Sheldon Greenberg has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Forum on Global Violence Prevention. Launched in 2010, the Forum has held nine workshops on issues such as the social and economic costs of violence and the evidence for violence prevention. The Forum’s appointed international membership of violence prevention stakeholders is drawn from academia, multiple U.S. government agencies, professional associations, corporate foundations, civil society organizations, and foundations.
Greenberg, a professor in SOE’s Division of Public Safety Leadership, will help identify topical areas of relevance within the seven World Health Organization identified categories of violence as well as aid in the creation of meaningful and robust programming centering on those topical interests. “ Historically, our Forum has had a very public-health-focused membership, and we are thrilled to have Dr. Greenberg’s criminal justice, public safety, and law enforcement expertise to further illuminate the multisectoral aspects of global violence and its prevention, “ said Louise Flavagan, the Institute’s associate program officer. IOM is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.