- Center Manager
Laney Rupp is the Center Manager for the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center. Her work focuses on community engagement in improving built environments as a method for preventing youth- and community-violence. She has experience managing NIH and CDC-funded evaluations focused on community violence prevention and firearm violence prevention specifically. She is committed to working with communities to build the evidence base for locally-relevant, community-driven primary prevention and to expand resources for these strategies. She collaborates with community organizations and residents in the planning and development of violence prevention projects and the identification of best practices. She is passionate about disseminating research findings to make them accessible and useful to community partners, practitioners, and policymakers. She holds an MPH from the University of Michigan.