Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center

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Project Details

Description

The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC), based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, is one of six National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Centers are funded to research youth violence prevention approaches, collect and analyze surveillance data, and foster relationships with local community partners to help develop, implement, and evaluate promising prevention efforts.

MI-YVPC partners with universities, economic development organizations, health departments, hospitals, police departments and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate strategies to prevent youth violence.

From 2010-2015, MI-YVPC evaluated a multi-pronged approach to reduce violence and create a supportive and healthy environment for youth, ages 10-24 in Flint, Michigan. The array of six intervention programs was designed to focus on the individual, relationships, or community. The array of programs was also designed to reach both low- and high-risk youth. Each program was organized or led by a community organization.

Our core research for the 2015-2020 funding cycle expands on our work in Flint by studying the effects of vacant property improvements on violence, property crimes and intentional injuries in three U.S. cities: Flint, Michigan, Youngstown, Ohio, and Camden, New Jersey. The Center will focus on engaging residents, particularly youth, in caring for properties in their neighborhoods by mowing, planting gardens, or other “greening” activities. This work builds on programs developed by local land use organizations and previous research studies that indicate that caring for vacant properties can have beneficial effects on the health and safety of residents.

This research is a collaboration between the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Genesee County Land Bank in Flint, MI, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership in Camden, NJ,  the Center for Community Progress, as well as economic development organizations, health departments, hospitals, police departments and community-based organizations in each city.

In addition to our core research, our faculty and staff lead survey, intervention and evaluation  research related to violence prevention, school safety, and positive youth development.

Journal Articles

Burt, C. J., Kondo, M. C., Hohl, B. C., Gong, C. H., Bushman, G., Wixom, C., South, E. C., Cunningham, R. M., Carter, P. M., Branas, C. C., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Community Greening, Fear of Crime, and Mental Health Outcomes. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12544
Sokol, R. L., Marineau, L., Zimmerman, M. A., Rupp, L. A., Cunningham, R. M., & Carter, P. M. (2021). Why some parents made firearms more accessible during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: results from a national study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-021-00243-9
Sokol, R. L., Zimmerman, M. A., Rupp, L., Heinze, J. E., Cunningham, R. M., & Carter, P. M. (2021). Firearm purchasing during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in households with teens: a national study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-021-00242-w
Hsieh, H.-F., Mistry, R., Lee, D. B., Scott, B. A., Eisman, A. B., Heinze, J. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). The Longitudinal Association Between Exposure to Violence and Patterns of Health Risk Behaviors Among African American Youth. American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP, 35(6), 794–802. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117121995776
Zimmerman, M. A., & Astor, R. A. (2021). Racism Obstructs the Path to School Safety and Educational Equity: The Need for an Anti-Racism Focus in School Violence Prevention. The Journal of School Health, 91(6), 443–446. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.13018
Assari, S., Boyce, S., Mistry, R., Thomas, A., Nicholson, H. L., Cobb, R. J., Cuevas, A. G., Lee, D. B., Bazargan, M., Caldwell, C. H., Curry, T. J., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Parents’ Perceived Neighborhood Safety and Children’s Cognitive Performance: Complexities by Race, Ethnicity, and Cognitive Domain. Urban Science (Basel, Switzerland), 5(2), 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci5020046
Carter, P. M., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2021). Addressing Key Gaps in Existing Longitudinal Research and Establishing a Pathway Forward for Firearm Violence Prevention Research. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology: The Official Journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 50(3), 367–384. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2021.1913741
Varela, J. J., Zimmerman, M. A., Ryan, A. M., Stoddard, S. A., & Heinze, J. E. (2021). School Attachment and Violent Attitudes Preventing Future Violent Behavior Among Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(9–10), NP5407–NP5426. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518800314
Zimmerman, M. A., Bartholow, B. N., Carter, P. M., Cunningham, R. M., Gorman-Smith, D., Heinze, J. E., Hohl, B., Kingston, B. E., Sigel, E. J., Sullivan, T. N., Vagi, K. J., Bowen, D. A., & Wendel, M. L. (2021). Youth Firearm Injury Prevention: Applications from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Funded Youth Violence Prevention Centers. American Journal of Public Health, 111(S1), S32–S34. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306311
Kingston, B. E., Zimmerman, M. A., Wendel, M. L., Gorman-Smith, D., Wright-Kelly, E., Mattson, S. A., & Trudeau, A.-R. T. (2021). Developing and Implementing Community-Level Strategies for Preventing Youth Violence in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 111(S1), S20–S24. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306281
Gorman-Smith, D., Bechhoefer, D., Cosey-Gay, F. N., Kingston, B. E., Nation, M. A., Vagi, K. J., Villamar, J. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). A Model for Effective Community-Academic Partnerships for Youth Violence Prevention. American Journal of Public Health, 111(S1), S25–S27. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306280
Weitzman, A., Barber, J. S., Heinze, J., & Zimmerman, M. (2021). How Nearby Homicides Affect Young Women’s Pregnancy Desires: Evidence From a Quasi-Experiment. Demography. https://doi.org/10.1215/00703370-9160045
Zimmerman, M. A., & Astor, R. A. (2021). Racism Obstructs the Path to School Safety and Educational Equity: The Need for an Anti‐Racism Focus in School Violence Prevention. Journal of School Health, josh.13018. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.13018
Eisman, A. B., Hicks, M., Kernsmith, P. D., Rupp, L., Smith-Darden, J. P., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Adapting an evidence-based positive youth development intervention to prevent sexual and teen dating violence. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 11(1), 74–86. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz156
Heinze, J. E., Hsieh, H.-F., Thulin, E., Howe, K., Miller, A. L., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2021). Adolescent Exposure to Violence and Intimate-Partner Violence Mediated by Mental Distress. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2020.101215
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., Kernsmith, P., Smith-Darden, J., & Fleming, P. J. (2020). Adolescent Risk of Dating Violence and Electronic Dating Abuse: A Latent Class Analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01361-4
Sokol, R. L., Goldstick, J., Zimmerman, M. A., Muzik, M., Rosenblum, K. L., & Miller, A. L. (2020). Transitions into and out of post-traumatic stress among children involved in the child welfare system. Children and Youth Services Review, 118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105384
Hsieh, H.-F., Heinze, J. E., Caruso, E., Scott, B. A., West, B. T., Mistry, R., Eisman, A. B., Assari, S., Buu, A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). The Protective Effects of Social Support on Hypertension Among African American Adolescents Exposed to Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260520969390. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520969390
Stoddard, S. A., Meier-Austic, E., Epstein-Ngo, Q., Walton, M., Carter, P. M., Heinze, J. E., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. (2020). Substance use and mental health predictors of patterns of non-partner youth violence among high-risk urban youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 213, 108117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108117
Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J. E., Carter, P. M., Goldstick, J. E., Cunningham, M. C., Cunningham, R. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Longitudinal pathway from violence exposure to firearm carriage among adolescents: The role of future expectation. Journal of Adolescence, 81, 101–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.03.009
Thulin, E. J., Heinze, J. E., Kusunoki, Y., Hsieh, H.-F., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence: A Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260520906183. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520906183
Eisman, A. B., Heinze, J., Kilbourne, A. M., Franzen, S., Melde, C., & McGarrell, E. (2020). Comprehensive approaches to addressing mental health needs and enhancing school security: a hybrid type II cluster randomized trial. Health & Justice, 8(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40352-020-0104-y
Carter, P. M., Mouch, C. A., Goldstick, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Resnicow, K., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Rates and correlates of risky firearm behaviors among adolescents and young adults treated in an urban emergency department. Preventive Medicine, 130, 105891. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105891
Sokol, R. L., Carter, P. M., Goldstick, J., Miller, A. L., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Within-Person Variability in Firearm Carriage Among High-Risk Youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 59(3), 386–393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.03.005
Rupp, L. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Sly, K. W., Reischl, T. M., Thulin, E. J., Wyatt, T. A., & Stock, J. J. P. (2020). Community-Engaged Neighborhood Revitalization and Empowerment: Busy Streets Theory in Action. American Journal of Community Psychology, 65(1–2), 90–106. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12358
Carter, P. M., Cranford, J. A., Buu, A., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Goldstick, J., Ngo, Q., & Cunningham, R. M. (2020). Daily patterns of substance use and violence among a high-risk urban emerging adult sample: Results from the Flint Youth Injury Study. Addictive Behaviors, 101, 106127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106127
Jay, J., Miratrix, L. W., Branas, C. C., Zimmerman, M. A., & Hemenway, D. (2020). A response to “Comment on ‘Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime.’” Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 43(1), 152–153. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00126-0
Hohl, B. C., Kondo, M. C., Kajeepeta, S., MacDonald, J. M., Theall, K. P., Zimmerman, M. A., & Branas, C. C. (2019). Creating Safe And Healthy Neighborhoods With Place-Based Violence Interventions. Health Affairs, 38(10), 1687–1694. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00707
Carter, P. M., Cranford, J. A., Buu, A., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Goldstick, J., Ngo, Q., & Cunningham, R. M. (2019). Daily patterns of substance use and violence among a high-risk urban emerging adult sample: Results from the Flint Youth Injury Study. Addictive Behaviors, 101, 106127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106127
Cunningham, R. M., Carter, P. M., & Zimmerman, M. (2019). The Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium: defining the current state of the science on pediatric firearm injury prevention. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(4), 702–705. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00077-6
Assari, S., Caldwell, C. H., Abelson, J. L., & Zimmerman, M. (2019). Violence Victimization Predicts Body Mass Index One Decade Later among an Urban Sample of African American Young Adults: Sex as a Moderator and Dehydroepiandrosterone as a Mediator. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 96(4), 632–643. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-019-00360-6
Goldstick, J. E., Carter, P. M., Heinze, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M., & Cunningham, R. M. (2019). Predictors of transitions in firearm assault behavior among drug-using youth presenting to an urban emergency department. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(4), 635–645. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00021-8
Oliphant, S. N., Mouch, C. A., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., Hargarten, S., Jay, J., Hemenway, D., Zimmerman, M., Carter, P. M., & FACTS Consortium. (2019). A scoping review of patterns, motives, and risk and protective factors for adolescent firearm carriage. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(4), 763–810. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00048-x
Jay, J., Miratrix, L. W., Branas, C. C., Zimmerman, M. A., & Hemenway, D. (2019). Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(4), 626–634. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00031-6
Hope, M. O., Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Hurd, N. M., Sparks, H. L., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2019). Violence Exposure and Sexual Risk Behaviors for African American Adolescent Girls: The Protective Role of Natural Mentorship and Organizational Religious Involvement. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12341
Cunningham, R. M., Carter, P. M., Ranney, M. L., Walton, M., Zeoli, A. M., Alpern, E. R., Branas, C., Beidas, R. S., Ehrlich, P. F., Goyal, M. K., Goldstick, J. E., Hemenway, D., Hargarten, S. W., King, C. A., Massey, L., Ngo, Q., Pizarro, J., Prosser, L., Rowhani-Rahbar, A., … Zimmerman, M. A. (2019). Prevention of Firearm Injuries Among Children and Adolescents: Consensus-Driven Research Agenda from the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium. JAMA Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1494
Cunningham, R. M., Zimmerman, M. A., & Carter, P. M. (2019). Money, Politics, and Firearm Safety: Physician Political Action Committees in the Era of “This is Our Lane.” JAMA Network Open, 2(2), e187823. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7823
Cunningham, R. M., Walton, M. A., & Carter, P. M. (2018). The Major Causes of Death in Children and Adolescents in the United States. The New England Journal of Medicine, 379(25), 2468–2475. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsr1804754
Carter, P. M., Dora-Laskey, A. D., Goldstick, J. E., Heinze, J. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M. A., Roche, J. S., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Arrests Among High-Risk Youth Following Emergency Department Treatment for an Assault Injury. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 55(6), 812–821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.003
Goldstick, J. E., Bohnert, K. M., Davis, A. K., Bonar, E. E., Carter, P. M., Walton, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Dual Trajectories of Depression/Anxiety Symptoms and Alcohol Use, and their Implications for Violence Outcomes Among Drug-Using Urban Youth. Alcohol and Alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire), 53(6), 659–666. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agy036
Roche, J. S., Clery, M. J., Carter, P. M., Dora-Laskey, A., Walton, M. A., Ngo, Q. M., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Tracking Assault-injured, Drug-using Youth in Longitudinal Research: Follow-up Methods. Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.13495
Eisman, A. B., Lee, D. B., Hsieh, H.-F., Stoddard, S. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). More Than Just Keeping Busy: The Protective Effects of Organized Activity Participation on Violence and Substance Use Among Urban Youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(10), 2231–2242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0868-8
Varela, J., Zimmerman, M., Ryan, A., Stoddard, S., & Heinze, J. (2018). School Attachment and Violent Attitudes Preventing Future Violent Behavior Among Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 088626051880031. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518800314
Schmidt, C. J., Zimmerman, M. A., & Stoddard, S. A. (2018). A Longitudinal Analysis of the Indirect Effect of Violence Exposure on Future Orientation Through Perceived Stress and the Buffering Effect of Family Participation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 62(1–2), 62–74. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12254
Morrel-Samuels, S., Rupp, L. A., Eisman, A. B., Miller, A. L., Stoddard, S. A., Franzen, S. P., Hutchison, P., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Measuring the Implementation of Youth Empowerment Solutions. Health Promotion Practice, 19(4), 581–589. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839917736511
Ngo, Q. M., Eisman, A. B., Walton, M. A., Kusunoki, Y., Chermack, S. T., Singh, V., & Cunningham, R. (2018). Emergency Department Alcohol Intervention: Effects on Dating Violence and Depression. Pediatrics, 142(1). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-3525
Savolainen, J., Eisman, A., Mason, W. A., Schwartz, J. A., Miettunen, J., & Järvelin, M.-R. (2018). Socioeconomic disadvantage and psychological deficits: Pathways from early cumulative risk to late-adolescent criminal conviction. Journal of Adolescence, 65, 16–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.02.010
Goldstick, J. E., Roche, J. S., Carter, P. M., Arterberry, B. J., Bonar, E. E., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M., & Cunningham, R. M. (2018). Sex Differences in the Association Between Gaming and Serious Violence Among Predominantly African American Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260518764104. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518764104
Cordova, D., Heinze, J., Hsieh, H.-F., Mistry, R., Salas-Wright, C. P., Cook, S. H., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Are trajectories of psychosocial risk in adolescence linked to HIV vulnerability in emerging and young adulthood? an eighteen-year longitudinal study. AIDS (London, England), 32(4), 495–503. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000001717
Heinze, J. E., Cook, S. H., Wood, E. P., Dumadag, A. C., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Friendship Attachment Style Moderates the Effect of Adolescent Exposure to Violence on Emerging Adult Depression and Anxiety Trajectories. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(1), 177–193. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-017-0729-x

Presentations

Heinze, J., Carter, P. M., Walton, M. A., & Cunningham, R. (2016, October 31). Patterns of peer and intimate partner violence in a high-risk youth sample: A latent transition analysis [Oral]. APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO.
Schmidt, C., Stoddard, S., & Pierce, J. (2015, November 3). Lending a Helping Hand: Relationship between Cumulative Neighborhood Promotive Factors and Adolescents’ Contribution to their Community and Pro-Social Related Hoped-for Possible Selves. 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Expo (Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2015). https://apha.confex.com/apha/143am/webprogram/Paper317798.html
Roehler, D., Heinze, J., Grogan-Kaylor, A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2015, November 2). Association between early exposure to violence in mid-adolescence and later pro-violence beliefs in early adulthood among inner-city individuals (Poster). 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Expo (Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2015). https://apha.confex.com/apha/143am/webprogram/Paper328103.html
Roche, J. S., Cunningham, R. M., Walton, M. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2014, June). An ED-Based Youth Violence Prevention Intervention for Urban Youth: Project Sync [Abstract]. 3rd Annual Michigan Pediatric Trauma Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
Kruger, D. J., Aiyer, S. M., Caldwell, C. H., Reischl, T. M., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2014, May). Neighborhood scarcity of adult men predicts adolescent violence [Poster]. Association for Psychological Science’s Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
Eisman, A., Stoddard, S. A., Heinze, J., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2013, November). Violence exposure and depressive symptoms among urban youth: A growth curve analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.
Krusky, A., Heinze, J., Reischl, T., Aiyer, S., Franzen, S., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2013, November). Urban Produce Gardens and Maintenance of Nearby Parcels. American Society of Criminology Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Epstein-Ngo, Q. M., Walton, M. A., Chermack, S. T., Blow, F. C., Booth, B. M., Zimmerman, M. A., & Cunningham, R. M. (2013, June). Substance use and motivations for violence: Event-level analyses of gender differences in antecedents to dating vs. peer violence [Paper]. annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, San Diego, CA.
Zimmerman, M. A., Aiyer, S. M., Reischl, T. M., & Morrel-Samuels, S. (2013, June). Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center: A Multi-Level Approach for Preventing Youth Violence [Poster]. 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Miami, FL.
Krusky, A., Reischl, T., Zimmerman, M. A., Lipton, R., Franzen, S., Miller, A. L., & Aiyer, S. (2012, October). Property parcel maintenance and public health: Developing the Property Assessment Tool (PAT) [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.
Zimmerman, M. A., Reischl, T., Morrel-Samuels, S., Miller, A. L., & Aiyer, S. M. (2012, October). MI-YVPC: A community-based, multi-level approach to youth violence prevention [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.
Kruger, D. J., Reischl, T., Franzen, S., Miller, A. L., Stoddard, S., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2012, October). Importance of present time orientation in predicting early adolescent violence. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.
Aiyer, S., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2012, May). Examining promotive factors for juvenile non-offending behavior and desistance from crime [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.
Reischl, T. (2012, April 25). Youth Empowerment Solutions for Violence Prevention. Michigan State University Human Development Initiative Brown Bag Presentation.
Aiyer, S., Gaskin, J., Miller, A. L., Morrel-Samuels, S., Reischl, T., Warren, N., Weiland, D., & Zimmerman, M. (2012, April 25). MI-YVPC: A community-based, multi-level approach to youth violence prevention [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Ann Arbor, MI.
Stoddard, S. A., Zimmerman, M. A., & Choe, D. (2012, March). Urban adolescents and violence exposure: Perils and prospects to predict future violence. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescents, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Zimmerman, M. A. (2012). From Broken Windows to Busy Streets: Youth Empowerment Solutions. School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Zimmerman, M. A. (2011, June). From Bullying to Broken Windows: Youth Violence in Michigan. University of Michigan Wolverine Caucus, Lansing, MI.
Zimmerman, M. (2008, December). Youth violence: It’s a public health issue. Public Health Grand Rounds, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, Ann Arbor, MI.
Kretman, S., Morrel-Samuels, S., Zimmerman, M., Roberts, E., Franzen, S., & Reischl, T. (2008, October). Empowering youth to create change: A community-level violence prevention curriculum. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.
Hudson, D. L., Khan, A., Zimmerman, M. A., & Devnarain, B. (2007, November). Exploring factors of youth violence in South Africa [Paper]. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.
Walton, M. A., Cunningham, R. M., Chermack, S. T., Zimmerman, M., Bingham, C. R., Shope, J., & Blow, F. C. (2007, June). Multiple risk behaviors among teens at an urban emergency department: Alcohol and violence [Poster]. Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Chicago, IL.
Cunningham, R. M., Walton, M. A., Zimmerman, M., Stanley, R., Chermack, S. T., Bingham, C. R., & Shope, J. (2007, May). SafERTeens: Computerized screening and brief intervention for teens at-risk for youth violence [Abstract]. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Zimmerman, M. A. (2006, April). A youth participation model for assessing environmental risk and protective factors and developing interventions for youth violence in Flint, Michigan [Paper]. World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Durban, South Africa.
Xue, Y., Zimmerman, M. A., & Barnett, T. E. (2006, March). Longitudinal relationships between exposure to community violence and violent behavior among urban African American adolescents [Paper]. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.
Hudson, D., & Wong, N. T. (2005, December). What youth are saying about youth violence: lessons learned from Video Voice. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Kruger, D. J., & Sparks, A. (2005, June). Youth violence, perceptions of community characteristics, and civic engagement [Poster]. Society for Community Research and Action Biennial Conference, Urbana, IL.
Zimmerman, M. A. (2005, March). Youth violence: Application of empowerment theory and adolescent resilience [Paper presentation].
Zimmerman, M. A., & Morrel-Samuels, S. (2002, May). Flint Youth Violence Prevention Center [Paper]. World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Morrel-Samuels, S., Zimmerman, M. A., Traver, D., White, S., Wong, N., & Buchanan, S. (2002, May). Guns, greed and gossip: A qualitative analysis of student essays on youth violence [Paper]. World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, Montreal, QC, Canada.