Clinical Assistant Professor

(414) 288-4549

Specialization / Certification

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
Violence Prevention, Evaluation

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications

Azrael, D; O’Brien, M; Braga, A. Evaluation of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.

O’Brien M, Woods L, Cisler R.  The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission: An Interagency Collaboration Process to Reduce Homicide. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2007; (7) 385-388.

Vernick JS, O'Brien M, Hepburn LM, Johnson SB, Webster DW, Hargarten SW. Unintentional and Undetermined Firearm Related Deaths:  A Preventable Death Analysis for Three Safety Devices. Injury Prevention 2003;9: 307-11.

Kuhn EM, Nie CL, O’Brien ME, Withers RL, Wintemute GJ, Hargarten SW.  Missing the target: A comparison of buyback and fatality-related guns.  Injury Prevention 2002; 8:143-146.

Hargarten, S., Kuhn, E., Mercy, J., Withers, R., Nie, C., O'Brien, M. Suicide guns: why collect the information? Injury Prevention 2000;6:245-246.

Tymus, T., O’Brien, M., Hargarten, S. Wisconsin firearm injury surveillance system development: a comparison of medical examiner/coroner data. Wis Med J. 1996; (5):277-282.

Hargarten, S., Karlson, T., O’Brien, M., Hancock, J., Quebbeman, E. Characteristics of firearms involved in fatalities. JAMA 1996

Grants or Awards

Community Oriented Policing, US Department of Justice, 2010 - 2012 Homicide Reviews:  National Training and Technical Assistance Project

Directors Community Leadership Award, US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010.

Outstanding Service by a Research Partner Award, US Department of Justice, Project Safe Neighborhood, 2007.

Outstanding Population Health Practice Publication Award, University of Wisconsin Population Institute, 2007.

Urban Partners for Health: A Collaborative Project Between Marquette University College of Nursing and a Central City Community. Funded by Catholic Community Foundation, 2003; St. Anthony Foundation, 2002.

Professional Memberships



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Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.