This past summer, I had an opportunity to co-author a perspectives piece with Dr. Mary Beth Miotto for the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The article, Empowered or Traumatized? A Call for Evidence-Informed Armed-Assailant Drills in U.S. Schools, reinforced the urgency for an evidence-based approach to school safety drills.
NEJM invited us to continue the discussion through its podcast: Perspectives: Intention to Treat. This podcast, expertly produced by healthcare journalist Rachel Gotbaum, includes my sister, Merri Novell a teacher, Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a pediatric trauma surgeon and researcher, and David Riedman, scientist researcher and founder of the K12 School Shooting Database.
Thank you to Rachel, Merri, Cornelia, and David for participating in this important discussion. There is much work to be done, and it is an honor to do this work alongside deeply committed people who are striving to make our country a safer place for our children and communities.
“Intention to Treat” is a biweekly podcast offering a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated, perplexing, and fascinating issues facing medicine today.
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September 28, 2023
N Engl J Med 2023; 389:e25