JAMA; Jessica R. Williams, PhD, MPH, PHNA-BC, Candace W. Burton, PhD, RN, AFN-BC, Jocelyn C. Anderson, PhD, RN, SANE-A, Jessica E. Draughon Moret, PhD, RN; Published June 14, 2022; DOI: doi:10.1001/jama.2022.5635


Interpersonal violence, the intentional use of physical force or power by one person against another, accounts for 1.1% of disease burden in the US and has been estimated to harm more than 22 million individuals annually.1,2 Research on violence and its sequelae is important to improve health. A prior analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding across 46 disease categories found that violence research funding decreased by 40% from 2008 to 2019, the largest decrease in funding dollars ($95 million) by disease category.1 To better understand this decrease, we examined trends in violence research funding within and across NIH institutes/centers from 2011 to 2020.