Our Team

Laurence Steinberg, PhD
Laurence Steinberg, PhD, is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University. As one of the world’s leading authorities on psychological development during adolescence, Steinberg’s research has focused on a range of topics, including adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, mental health, family relationships, after-school employment, school achievement, and juvenile justice.
Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD
Christopher Forrest is a Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His research unit focuses on the theory and measurement of health across the life course, value in pediatric healthcare, and delivery system transformation.
Katherine Bevans, PhD
Katherine Bevans, PhD, is an assistant research professor of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Margaret Kern, PhD
Margaret L. Kern, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research incorporates a lifespan perspective, quantitative methods, and interdisciplinary collaboration to study individual and social factors that impact individual trajectories toward Positive Health and resilience.
Elizabeth Steinberg, MA
Elizabeth Steinberg, MA is currently in her fourth year of graduate studies at Temple University. She is broadly interested in the influences of social, biological, and contextual factors on the development of externalizing behavior disorders in children.
Lizbeth Benson
Lizbeth Benson is a research coordinator at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She coordinates the Positive Health grant and is part of the Adolescent Positive Health team.