Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPH is Professor of Health Policy and Management and directs the PhD program in Health and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Webster is Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, Deputy Director for Research for the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, and core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. Dr. Webster holds a joint appointment as Professor in the School of Education's Division of Public Safety Leadership at Johns Hopkins, and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Executive Research Forum.
Dr. Webster is one of the nation’s leading experts on firearm policy and the prevention of gun violence. He is co-editor of Reducting Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis (JHU Press, 2013) He has published numerous articles on firearm policy, youth gun acquisition and carrying, the prevention of gun violence, intimate partner violence, and adolescent violence prevention. He has studied the effects of a variety of violence prevention interventions including state firearm and alcohol policies, policing strategies, street outreach and conflict mediation, public education campaigns, and school-based curricula. Dr. Webster teaches Understanding and Preventing Violence, Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy, and Graduate Seminar in Health and Public Policy.