Fellow, Institute of Behavioral Science
Senior Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Kingston 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 and other problem behaviors by creating the conditions that support healthy human development throughout the life course. She has designed, conducted and led several multi-million dollar school and community initiatives and research studies including a 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. This work includes intentionally building prevention systems that attend to the social and emotional capacity of youth and adults. Dr. Kingston has published articles on using comprehensive public health models to address youth violence, school safety, neighborhood social factors, and health and the built environment.