Aug 25, 2022
In this episode, host Shikha Jain, MD, speaks
with Ragy Girgis, MD, MS, about findings from the
Columbia Mass Murder Database he co-developed, the associations
between mental illness and mass shootings and more.
Content Warning: This episode contains discussions of gun
violence and suicide. Listener discretion is advised.
- Welcome to another exciting episode of Oncology Overdrive
- About Girgis :24
- The interview: 1:51
- How did you find yourself working in psychiatry, and
specifically, in the field of looking at mass murders and gun
- Do you have any thoughts on mental health in the US vs. other
countries? How do you address people who give that rhetoric when
they talk about these scenarios?
- Why create this database? ... What do we learn from this type
of work? 5:26
- Why do you think people commit mass murder with guns?
- Do you have any thoughts as to why we’re seeing more of these
happening now than we did in the past?
- Is there any data or difference in violence committed by women
vs. men, and whether they are more likely to be prone to violence
or more likely to execute a mass shooting event?
- What do we need to do make these changes and advocate for this?
… How do we take this data, this information, and then move on it?
- Is there hope for the future when we talk about these things? …
Looking at the data, is this something that we can strive for or
may change? 21:03
- What are your future plans for this type of work and your
research? What are you thinking the next steps are going to be?
- If someone could only listen to 2 minutes of this episode, what
would you want them to take away?
- How to contact Girgis 30:10
- Thanks for listening 31:14
et al. Psychol Med.
Ragi Girgis, MD, MS, is associate professor of
clinical psychiatry at the Columbia University Department of
Psychiatry and New York State Psychiatric Institute.
We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr.
Jain at email@example.com.
Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday and @ShikhaJainMD. Girgis can be reached by
searching Ragy Girgis on Columbia University’s website.
Disclosures: Jain reports no relevant financial
disclosures. Girgis reports he is a paid consultant for IMS Expert
Services, a paid consultant for Noble Insights research firm, and
receives royalties from Wipf and Stock Book.