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Josie Caves Sivaraman

Research Public Health Analyst


PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina
MSPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina
BA, English, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Josie Caves Sivaraman, a research public health analyst in the Violence and Resilience Program, is deeply interested in modifiable risk and protective factors for firearm violence, particularly among vulnerable populations. With her background in nursing, Dr. Caves Sivaraman is uniquely qualified to ask research questions surrounding health care/policy and violence prevention. Through her graduate and post-doctoral work, Dr. Caves Sivaraman has over 5 years of professional experienced in legislative policy evaluation, including Extreme Risk Protection Order policies. In addition, she has led and contributed to epidemiological research on behavioral health disorders, suicide and other forms of violent death prevention, juvenile justice policy, veteran populations, pre-arrest diversion program evaluation, nonfatal opioid overdose surveillance, and gender-based violence. Her skill set includes pragmatic study design, linking and manipulating large, administrative data for longitudinal modeling, hierarchical modeling, mixture modeling, and ecological modeling with a strong foundation in causal inference theory.

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