Margaret Kuklinski is a prevention scientist and health economist whose work focuses on promoting healthy behaviors and positive developmental outcomes in young people through evidence-based preventive intervention. As a health economist, she has helped set methodological standards for cost, benefit-cost, and cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions for children, youth, and families. Kuklinski has also led health economic studies of several community-based and family-focused preventive interventions, including Communities That Care, the Family Check-Up, and Promoting First Relationships. She currently co-chairs the Health Economics Working Group for a set of projects funded under NIDA’s HEAL Prevention Initiative aimed at preventing opioid misuse in adolescents and young adults. Kuklinski earned her PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.