Margaret Kuklinski is a senior research scientist and assistant director at the Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington. A prevention scientist and health economist, Kuklinski’s work focuses on promoting healthy behaviors and positive development through evidence-based intervention. Her expertise includes prevention science and evaluation, the role of risk and protection in adolescent development, the social development model, health economics, and clinical psychology. Kuklinski is currently MPI on a multisite trial testing the feasibility and effectiveness of implementing an evidence-based parenting program in three large, integrated healthcare systems. She is also MPI on the longitudinal evaluation of the Communities That Care prevention system, which has demonstrated impact on preventing drug use and antisocial behavior from adolescence into young adulthood. Kuklinski is an elected board member of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR). Prior service includes a National Academy of Medicine consensus panel focused on increasing the quality and usefulness of economic evaluations, and an SPR Task Force that established standards for conducting economic evaluations of preventive interventions. Kuklinski earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and an bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University.