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Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Michigan

April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH is an associate professor in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. She is a leading expert on the intersection of intimate partner violence and gun violence and on gun policy. Her interdisciplinary research—which aims to bring together the fields of public health, criminology, and criminal justice—is focused on the impact of state-level gun laws on homicide, particularly intimate partner homicide, and the implementation of those policies at the local level. She is primarily interested in firearm policies that restrict high-risk individuals from purchase and possession of guns and those that facilitate the implementation of firearm restriction policies. Her work has been cited in Congress and in state legislative chambers and she has received funding for her research from the National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research, the Joyce Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Zeoli is on the editorial board of the scholarly journals Injury Prevention and Criminology & Public Policy, and serves as the research expert for the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center. She has also served as an expert commentator for news organizations such as NPR, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek, as well as given a TEDMED Talk on domestic violence-related mass shootings and gun policy.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University