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Thursday, March 31, 2011

2010 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

As the director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, Dr. Mallory O’Brien has led its development, implementation, and evaluation since 2004. She is a trained epidemiologist and has worked in the field of violent injury prevention for the past 15 years.

In 1994, she began her work developing, implementing, and evaluating the Firearm Injury Reporting System, a regional tracking system for firearm deaths, at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

She later went on to continue her work and expand it to the national level as the associate director of the National Violent Injury Statistics System at Harvard University’s Injury Control Research Center.

Dr. O’Brien has atken a leadership role as a consultant to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services - Wisconsin Violent Death Reporting System. She is currently a member of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the advisory committee of the Safe Streets Initiative, and the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Crime Victim Council.

Dr. O’Brien is currently a researcher with the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy at Duke University.

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