Beverly Kingston, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder). Her research interests focus on addressing the root causes of violence by creating the conditions that support healthy human development throughout the life course. This includes building prevention systems that attend to the social and emotional capacity of youth and adults. She has designed, conducted and led several multi-million dollar school and community initiatives and research studies including a federally funded randomized trial focused on school safety. These studies aim to bridge the gap between research and practice by working in co-creative partnership with school teams and community coalitions to strategically select and effectively implement evidence-based programs, practices, and policies using a public health approach.
violence prevention, school safety, prevention science, implementation science, neighborhood studies, positive youth development