Stopping Violence at the Source

UMB and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center announce the launch of the UMB Center for Violence Prevention to help reduce and respond to violence in Baltimore City and beyond.

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Center for Violence Prevention seeks to intervene, reduce, and respond to violence in our city, bringing together the expertise of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland schools of medicine, social work, and law.

The center seeks to bridge the activities of those across UMB and in the community in an interdisciplinary, collaborative fashion to conduct community-based participatory research, provide creative and impactful education, and inform and advocate for policies that strengthen our communities to prevent violence and trauma.

The center is a collaborative effort of UMB and Shock Trauma.


To build resilient and equitable communities for all through the prevention and intervention of all forms of violence and trauma


We believe all individuals must thrive in a safe and equitable environment, and this is achieved by preventing all forms of violence. With an interdisciplinary approach, the center will collaborate and partner across communities, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, governmental bodies, corporations, and philanthropic organizations to bridge together and advocate for informed policies and interventions toward violence prevention and creating social justice for all. This is achieved through collaborations and community-based partnerships to conduct research, develop creative and impactful education, and advocate for polices that strengthen our communities.

Nadine Finigan-Carr
Executive Director Nadine Finigan-Carr, PhD, MS

Dr. Finigan-Carr is a prevention research scientist focused on the application of behavioral and social science perspectives to research contemporary health problems, especially those that disproportionately affect people of color.