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Behind the Bullets: CLS and MUSC Event

Behind the Bullets: The Epidemiological Data of Gun Violence

With Dr. Ashley Hink and Dr. Robert Ball

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Ashley Hink, MD, MPH is a chief general surgery resident at the Medical University of South Carolina. She attended Emory University for her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University for medical school. She has an extensive background in the fields of family violence and firearm violence through community volunteerism, program development and research.  She is currently a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Injury Prevention Committee and has worked extensively with them to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts in trauma centers. She will be completing a trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington in Seattle after completing her residency at MUSC in 2018.

Dr. Robert Ball is a 7th generation Charleston physician specializing in Public Health and Infectious Diseases.  After diagnosing SC’s 1st case of AIDS in 1982, he went broke in private practice and moved to Columbia where he obtained his MPH at USC while serving on faculty for the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and working for DHEC as I.D. Consultant and a Medical Director there and later back in Charleston. After nearly 3 decades, he “retired” to become an Adjunct Professor in Public Health and I.D. at MUSC and Professor in Residence at the CofC.  He also serves on the Charleston County Medical Society Executive Board & Public Health Committee, the MUSC Waring Historic Library Board of Directors, and several other community organizations.