Author Affiliations: Dr Cole (email@example.com) is Contributing Editor and Ms Flanagin (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Managing Senior Editor, JAMA.
Five million deaths from violence and injuries are estimated to account
for 9% of global mortality,1,2 with
violence leading the causes of death among people aged 15 to 44 years.3 Violence affects many more survivors of all ages,
who often live with disabling physical conditions and mental health symptoms.
Despite the magnitude of this burden, as well as the known consequences of
exposure to violence among survivors, research on violence prevention remains
underfunded, understudied, and a neglected public health concern.
Cole TB, Flanagin A. Theme Issue on Violence and Human RightsCall for Papers. JAMA. 2004;292(24):3030. doi:10.1001/jama.292.24.3030