Host Dr. Suzanne Phillips Interviews Dr. Gary Slutkin, Who Recognizes "Violence: A Contagious Disease That Can Be Cured" on Psych Up Live, VoiceAmerica

Discussion with Dr. Gary Slutkin, nationally and internationally recognized expert on Violence and Violence Cure on Psych Up Live, Voice America.

Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 at 8:00 AM CST

Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWire) -- 12/07/2017 --More than 1 billion children are exposed to violence every year. Over 1 million children are estimated to be killed every year from violence of all forms. According to Dr. Gary Slutkin, world known epidemiologist, senior advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO), and founder of Cure Violence, ongoing violence is the greatest public health problem of our time. Tune in to Psych UP Live on December 7, 2017 to hear Dr. Slutkin discuss, "Violence: A Contagious Disease That Can Be Cured." Drawing upon his 10 years in Africa working with the World Health Organization reversing contagious diseases like TB and Cholera in Somalia and the epidemic of AIDS in over 25 countries in central and East Africa and Uganda, Dr. Slutkin considers that violence reveals the same exposure, susceptibility, mutation and transmission patterns as a contagious disease. As he will describe, Cure Violence, the model that has been used by 25 cities in the US and across 5 continents, which stops the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control. It involves detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms. The results show reductions in violence of up to 70%. Recognizing that all forms of violence from gun violence to domestic violence is contagious. Dr. Slutkin's message is "Be Part of the Cure."

"We are very excited that Dr. Slutkin will discuss, "Violence: A Contagious Disease That Can Be Cured." With his 10 years in Africa working with the World Health Organization reversing contagious diseases like TB and Cholera in Somalia and the epidemic of AIDS in over 25 countries in central and East Africa and Uganda, he is a global game-changer in a time where this is desperately needed" says Tacy Trump, Senior Executive Producer of Dr. Suzanne Phillips' Psych Up Live show.

About Dr. Gary Slutkin
Dr. Gary Slutkin is world known epidemiologist, senior advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the founder of Cure Violence, ranked 1st among organizations devoted to reducing violence. His work has been featured as the NY Times Sunday Magazine Cover Story, in books, a TED talk, documentaries like The Interrupters and the Mini Cure Violence Documentary, a TED talk, dozens of books, and most recently in Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn's book, A Path Appears. Dr. Gary Slutkin has appeared on The PBS News Hour, CNN, 60 Minutes and in dozens of other television and radio stations, is quoted regularly in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Economist, and other leading publications. National and International awards include the U.S. Attorney General's Award for Public Safety, The Order of Lincoln Award, and the UNICEF Humanitarian of the Year Award. Dr. Slutkin speaks regularly at local, national and global forums including The World Bank, Institute of Medicine, The World Economic Forum, The UN, as well as corporate, religious, health and other national and international conferences. He is a Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Global Ashoka fellow.

About Host Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips
Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 300 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor's Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt's Boomer Rock and NPR. From 2013-2015, Suzanne hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica every Thursday at 11am PT.

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