Gary Slutkin

Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2009
My work: eradicating the norm of violence in urban neighborhoods by treating violence as an infectious disease.

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This description of Gary Slutkin's work was prepared when Gary Slutkin was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Introduction
Dr. Gary Slutkin is eradicating and preventing gun violence in the most dangerous of urban areas through a unique model in which he treats violence as an infectious disease. His CeaseFire model, informed by over a decade of battling infectious diseases in Africa and honed by years of careful implementation in North America is significantly reducing the incidence of gun violence in the U.S. and also spreading internationally.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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