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Alex McCourt, JD, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. McCourt serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Law and the Public's Health and Director of Legal Research for the Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy. He is also affiliated with the Center for Injury Research and Policy. Trained as a public health lawyer, he combines legal research with quantitative methods to study instances in which law plays a role in shaping the public’s health. Much of his work has focused on areas of public health law, including firearm policy and violence, opioid policy, transportation policy, and emergency preparedness.