April M. Zeoli is an Associate Professor and coordinator of undergraduate studies in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.

Dr. Zeoli conducts interdisciplinary research, with a goal of bringing together the fields of public health and criminology and criminal justice. Her main field of investigation is the prevention of intimate partner violence and homicide through policy interventions. Specifically, she is interested in the role of firearms in intimate partner violence and homicide, as well as the civil and criminal justice systems responses to intimate partner violence. She is currently the primary investigator on research to analyze the strength of legal firearm restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence and their impact on intimate partner homicide, and to study the implementation of domestic violence firearm laws in selected communities. In addition, Dr. Zeoli studies homicide more generally, and has received attention for interdisciplinary research that applies an infectious disease model to the spread of homicide in Newark, New Jersey. She earned her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she studied health and public policy, specializing in violence prevention, and a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan.

Resources By This Author

  1. Multiple-Victim Domestic Violence Events

    April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

    Research, Webinar Recording

    This paper and related webinar cover how often multiple victim intimate partner homicides and homicide-suicides occur, the frequency of firearm use in these homicides, and opportunities for intervention.

  2. Domestic Violence and Firearms: Research on Statutory Interventions

    April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

    Research

    This paper explores the research on statutory interventions regarding the intersection of domestic violence and firearms.

  3. Legal Firearms Restrictions and Intimate Partner Homicide Rates

    April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

    Webinar Recording

    In this webinar, Dr. Zeoli discusses the important findings from her recently published research exploring the relationship between different types of firearms legal prohibitions and reductions in intimate partner homicide rates.

  4. State Firearm Prohibitions for Domestic Violence Protective Orders

    April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

    Webinar Recording

    This webinar provides a comparison of current state laws regarding firearms prohibitions following imposition of domestic violence protective orders.

  5. The Strength of Firearms Restrictions, and Association with Intimate Partner Homicide

    April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

    Webinar Recording

    In this webinar, two researchers who have worked with individuals, community groups, and government agencies review key points about what is known about how guns are used in nonfatal IPV.

  6. Nonfatal Firearm Use in Domestic Violence

    April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

    Research

    This research analyzes the pervasiveness of batterers using firearms in nonfatal domestic violence to control their partners.