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The CGVRC Graduate Student Fellowship builds the capacity of graduate students to address gun violence throughout their professional lives. The Fellowship is a 15-week program that brings together student fellows (graduate students from Chicago-based universities) and faculty fellows (professors and public health professionals) to:  

  • Understand the root causes of gun violence and initiatives to address these root causes, from a public health perspective, through an ongoing discourse across the fellowship

  • Learn from a network of leading gun violence scholars, advocates, and stakeholders through presentations and discussions

  • Collaborate on faculty-fellow teams to develop, implement, and disseminate an applied research project related to gun violence

Below are student fellow profiles, that describe past fellows and their reflections on gun violence. Click on their pictures to learn more.

Meet The Past Fellows

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Shuan Bhatia

DePaul University

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Caitlyn Silhavy

Rush University

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Ruthie Charendoff

Erikson Institute


Michael Harley

Northwestern Univeristy

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Brice Jones

Loyola University

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Jasmine Morales

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Amanda Berry

DePaul University


Paris Thomas

Northern Illinois University


Lucia H. Garcia

Loyola University

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Kreena Patel

Northwestern University

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Anabelen Diaz

University of Illinois at Chicago


Jacob Avraham

Cook County Hospital


Michelle S. Gad

Alder University

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