Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar investigates the epidemiology of inter-personal and self-directed violence. His research on inter-personal violence is focused on the nexus of trauma and crime to inform interventions that promote healing and prevent recidivism. He studies violent victimization and perpetration with an integrated public health and public safety approach. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a cluster randomized trial of a dual hospital-based and community-based intervention to improve the health and well-being of gunshot wound victims. His research on self-directed violence is focused on means safety. He has been involved in the studies of safe firearm storage interventions and firearm access in relation to mental health, substance use, and suicidal behavior. Dr. Rowhani-Rahbar has served on the American College of Emergency Physicians Technical Advisory Group on Firearm Violence Research, Firearms Subcommittee of Washington State Safer Homes Task Force for Suicide Prevention, and Editorial Board of the journal Injury Prevention. He is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research.