Where Are They Now?
Former Scholar Rashmi Shetgiri, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.C.S., in the News
A study by Rashmi Shetgiri, M.D., M.S.H.S., M.S.C.S., a former CTM Scholar and current Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, was the subject of a February 2016 news report. Dr. Shetgiri recently studied why weapon usage is higher in 2016 vs. 10 years ago. She analyzed 1994-1995 survey data and 1996 follow-up survey data from 20,745 and 14,739 teens across the nation.
She determined that multiple factors play a role, including demographics, exposure to violence, gun readily available in the home, and education levels. But two major factors that contribute to weapon use are emotional distress and substance abuse.