Veronica Pear

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Med: Emergency Medicine
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    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAPhD08/2021Epidemiology
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMPH05/2016Epidemiology/Biostatistics
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CAMA07/2012Philosophy
    Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MIBA06/2007Philosophy

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    Veronica Pear, PhD, MPH, is a social epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at the Violence Prevention Research Program. She studies modifiable upstream causes of firearm violence that can be leveraged to effectuate widespread, enduring reductions in violence-related harms. These include policies, social/structural conditions, and features of the local environment. Dr. Pear applies a range of methods to generate robust, policy-relevant research, from causal inference to mixed methods. Her work on California’s gun violence restraining order law (known colloquially as a “red flag” law) has influenced the state and national conversation on this policy.

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    1. Firearm Ownership and Support for Political Violence in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Apr 01; 7(4):e243623. Wintemute GJ, Crawford A, Robinson SL, Tomsich EA, Reeping PM, Schleimer JP, Pear VA. PMID: 38592725; PMCID: PMC11004826.
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    2. Law Enforcement Officer Knowledge of, Attitudes Toward, and Willingness to Use Extreme Risk Protection Orders. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Oct 02; 6(10):e2338455. Pear VA, De Biasi A, Charbonneau A. PMID: 37856122; PMCID: PMC10587793.
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    3. Views of democracy and society and support for political violence in the USA: findings from a nationally representative survey. Inj Epidemiol. 2023 Sep 29; 10(1):45. Wintemute GJ, Robinson SL, Crawford A, Tancredi D, Schleimer JP, Tomsich EA, Reeping PM, Shev AB, Pear VA. PMID: 37770994; PMCID: PMC10540371.
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    4. Community-Level Risk Factors for Firearm Assault and Homicide: The Role of Local Firearm Dealers and Alcohol Outlets. Epidemiology. 2023 11 01; 34(6):798-806. Pear VA, Wintemute GJ, Jewell NP, Cerdá M, Ahern J. PMID: 37708491; PMCID: PMC10538383.
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    5. Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Older Adults in Six U.S. States: A Descriptive Study. Clin Gerontol. 2023 Sep 09; 1-8. Betz ME, Frattaroli S, Knoepke CE, Johnson R, Christy A, Schleimer JP, Pear VA, McCarthy M, Kapoor R, Norko MA, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Ma W, Wintemute GJ, Swanson JW, Zeoli AM. PMID: 37688772.
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    6. The origins of California's gun violence restraining order law: a case study using Kingdon's multiple streams framework. BMC Public Health. 2023 06 30; 23(1):1275. Tomsich EA, Pear VA, Schleimer JP, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 37391789; PMCID: PMC10314549.
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    7. Changes in suicide in California from 2017 to 2021: a population-based study. Inj Epidemiol. 2023 Mar 27; 10(1):19. Lund JJ, Tomsich E, Schleimer JP, Pear VA. PMID: 36973826; PMCID: PMC10041498.
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    8. The role of firearm and alcohol availability in firearm suicide: A population-based weighted case-control study. Health Place. 2023 01; 79:102969. Pear VA, Wintemute GJ, Jewell NP, Ahern J. PMID: 36681063; PMCID: PMC10153632.
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    9. Changes in self-harm and suicide in California from 2017-2021: a population-based study. Res Sq. 2023 Jan 09. Lund JJ, Tomsich E, Schleimer JP, Pear VA. PMID: 36711840; PMCID: PMC9882613.
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    10. Extreme risk protection orders in response to threats of multiple victim/mass shooting in six U.S. states: A descriptive study. Prev Med. 2022 12; 165(Pt A):107304. Zeoli AM, Frattaroli S, Barnard L, Bowen A, Christy A, Easter M, Kapoor R, Knoepke C, Ma W, Molocznik A, Norko M, Omaki E, Paruk JK, Pear VA, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Schleimer JP, Swanson JW, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 36265579.
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    11. Extreme risk protection orders, race/ethnicity, and equity: Evidence from California. Prev Med. 2022 12; 165(Pt A):107181. Pear VA, Schleimer JP, Aubel AJ, Buggs S, Knoepke CE, Pallin R, Shev AB, Tomsich E, Wintemute GJ, Kravitz-Wirtz N. PMID: 35940474.
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    12. Simulating the bounds of plausibility: Estimating the impact of high-risk versus population-based approaches to prevent firearm injury. PLoS One. 2022; 17(6):e0269372. Keyes KM, Hamilton A, Tracy M, Kagawa RMC, Pear VA, Fink D, Branas CC, Cerdá M. PMID: 35653403; PMCID: PMC9162316.
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    13. Gun violence restraining orders in California, 2016-2018: case details and respondent mortality. Inj Prev. 2022 10; 28(5):465-471. Pear VA, Pallin R, Schleimer JP, Tomsich E, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Shev AB, Knoepke CE, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 35654574; PMCID: PMC9510437.
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    14. Firearm Violence Following the Implementation of California's Gun Violence Restraining Order Law. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 04 01; 5(4):e224216. Pear VA, Wintemute GJ, Jewell NP, Ahern J. PMID: 35380646; PMCID: PMC8984773.
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    15. Unemployment and Crime in US Cities During the Coronavirus Pandemic. J Urban Health. 2022 02; 99(1):82-91. Schleimer JP, Pear VA, McCort CD, Shev AB, De Biasi A, Tomsich E, Buggs S, Laqueur HS, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 35084658; PMCID: PMC8793820.
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    16. Neighborhood Racial and Economic Segregation and Disparities in Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Public Health. 2022 01; 112(1):144-153. Schleimer JP, Buggs SA, McCort CD, Pear VA, Biasi A, Tomsich E, Shev AB, Laqueur HS, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 34882429; PMCID: PMC8713621.
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    17. Physical Distancing, Violence, and Crime in US Cities during the Coronavirus Pandemic. J Urban Health. 2021 12; 98(6):772-776. Schleimer JP, McCort CD, Tomsich EA, Pear VA, De Biasi A, Buggs S, Laqueur HS, Shev AB, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 34845654; PMCID: PMC8629337.
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    18. Understanding the Circumstances and Perceptions of Gun Violence Restraining Order Use in California: A Qualitative Study. Criminol Public Policy. 2021; (20):755–773. Pallin R, Tomsich E, Schleimer JP, Pear VA, Charbonneau A, Wintemute GJ, Knoepke CE. View Publication.
    19. News media coverage of extreme risk protection order policies surrounding the Parkland shooting: a mixed-methods analysis. BMC Public Health. 2021 11 02; 21(1):1986. Pallin R, Aubel AJ, Knoepke CE, Pear VA, Wintemute GJ, Kravitz-Wirtz N. PMID: 34727916; PMCID: PMC8565081.
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    20. Racial Bias and DUI Enforcement: Comparing Conviction Rates with Frequency of Behavior. Criminol Public Policy. 2021; (20):645–663. Kagawa RMC, McCort C, Schleimer J, Pear VA, Charbonneau A, Buggs SAL, Wintemute GJ, Laqueur HS. View Publication.
    21. Implementation and perceived effectiveness of gun violence restraining orders in California: A qualitative evaluation. PLoS One. 2021; 16(10):e0258547. Pear VA, Schleimer JP, Tomsich E, Pallin R, Charbonneau A, Wintemute GJ, Knoepke CE. PMID: 34665820; PMCID: PMC8525775.
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    22. Firearm purchasing and firearm violence during the coronavirus pandemic in the United States: a cross-sectional study. Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Jul 05; 8(1):43. Schleimer JP, McCort CD, Shev AB, Pear VA, Tomsich E, De Biasi A, Buggs S, Laqueur HS, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 34225798; PMCID: PMC8256207.
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    23. Associations of firearm dealer openings with firearm self-harm deaths and injuries: A differences-in-differences analysis. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0248130. Matthay EC, Farkas K, Goin DE, Rudolph KE, Pear VA, Ahern J. PMID: 33735181; PMCID: PMC7971548.
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    24. Criminal charge history, handgun purchasing, and demographic characteristics of legal handgun purchasers in California. Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Feb 08; 8(1):7. Pear VA, Wright MA, Shev AB, Wintemute GJ, Kagawa RMC. PMID: 33550981; PMCID: PMC7869452.
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    25. Incidence, Distribution, and Lethality of Firearm Injuries in California From 2005 to 2015. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 08 03; 3(8):e2014736. Spitzer SA, Pear VA, McCort CD, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 32845330; PMCID: PMC7450357.
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    26. Risk factors for assaultive reinjury and death following a nonfatal firearm assault injury: A population-based retrospective cohort study. Prev Med. 2020 10; 139:106198. Pear VA, McCort CD, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Shev AB, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 32652134.
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    27. Assessment of Extreme Risk Protection Order Use in California From 2016 to 2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 06 01; 3(6):e207735. Pallin R, Schleimer JP, Pear VA, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 32556258; PMCID: PMC7303810.
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    28. Armed and prohibited: characteristics of unlawful owners of legally purchased firearms. Inj Prev. 2021 04; 27(2):145-149. Pear VA, McCort CD, Li Y, Beckett L, Tancredi D, Studdert DM, Kass PH, Pierce GL, Braga AA, Wright MA, Laqueur HS, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 32156740.
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    29. Association of Prior Convictions for Driving Under the Influence With Risk of Subsequent Arrest for Violent Crimes Among Handgun Purchasers. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 01 01; 180(1):35-43. Kagawa RMC, Stewart S, Wright MA, Shev AB, Pear VA, McCort CD, Pallin R, Asif-Sattar R, Sohl S, Kass PH, Cerdá M, Gruenewald P, Studdert DM, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 31566654; PMCID: PMC6777266.
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    30. Distress level and daily functioning problems attributed to firearm victimization: sociodemographic-specific responses. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 01; 41:35-42.e3. Kagawa RMC, Pear VA, Rudolph KE, Keyes KM, Cerdá M, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 31932142; PMCID: PMC7027367.
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    31. Extreme Risk Protection Orders Intended to Prevent Mass Shootings: A Case Series. Ann Intern Med. 2019 11 05; 171(9):655-658. Wintemute GJ, Pear VA, Schleimer JP, Pallin R, Sohl S, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Tomsich EA. PMID: 31426088.
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    32. Limiting Alcohol Outlet Density to Prevent Alcohol Use and Violence: Estimating Policy Interventions Through Agent-Based Modeling. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 04 01; 188(4):694-702. Castillo-Carniglia A, Pear VA, Tracy M, Keyes KM, Cerdá M. PMID: 30608509; PMCID: PMC6438810.
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    33. Psychiatric Disorders and Gun Carrying among Adolescents in the United States. J Pediatr. 2019 06; 209:198-203. Kagawa RMC, Gary DS, Wintemute GJ, Rudolph KE, Pear VA, Keyes K, Cerdá M. PMID: 30850086; PMCID: PMC7027365.
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    34. Urban-rural variation in the socioeconomic determinants of opioid overdose. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 02 01; 195:66-73. Pear VA, Ponicki WR, Gaidus A, Keyes KM, Martins SS, Fink DS, Rivera-Aguirre A, Gruenewald PJ, Cerdá M. PMID: 30592998; PMCID: PMC6375680.
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    35. Firearm Involvement in Violent Victimization and Mental Health: An Observational Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 10 16; 169(8):584-585. Kagawa RMC, Cerdá M, Rudolph KE, Pear VA, Keyes KM, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 29913485; PMCID: PMC7027366.
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    36. Firearm mortality in California, 2000-2015: the epidemiologic importance of within-state variation. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 05; 28(5):309-315.e2. Pear VA, Castillo-Carniglia A, Kagawa RMC, Cerdá M, Wintemute GJ. PMID: 29625814.
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    37. The Role of Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and Race in Intergenerational High-Risk Smoking Behaviors. Nicotine Tob Res. 2017 May 01; 19(5):623-630. Pear VA, Petito LC, Abrams B. PMID: 28403466; PMCID: PMC5939640.
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