Michael Siegel is a faculty member in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Previously, he spent 26 years as a faculty member in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research has focused on alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. Tying this work together is the study of corporate influences on health—especially advertising and marketing—and strategies to counteract them. More recently, his research has focused on racial inequities in health and the role of structural racism in causing these inequities.
Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing frequency in schools, offices and theaters across the U.S. The latest, which occurred on May 24, 2022, at a Texas elementary school and left at least 19 children and two teachers dead, was the 213th mass shooting this […]