Health Behavior and Health Education

An image of a vacant lot where a house once stood.

$2.2M Grant To Fund Research on Link Between Vacant Lot Reuse, Firearms Violence Reduction

New research from Justin Heinze

University of Michigan researchers received a $2.2 million grant to assess the effect of community-driven, vacant lot remediation and reclamation efforts on reductions in firearm-related injury and mortality. Led by Justin Heinze, assistant professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, the project builds on more than a decade of U-M research in Michigan exploring the effects of vacant lot reuse on youth violence.

Parent and child talking in the kitchen

Conversation with Parents on Race Can Improve Black Adolescents' Mental Health

Q&A with Riana Elyse Anderson

Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative outcomes, according to a new study by a University of Michigan researcher.