Dr. Beverly Kingston is the director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on addressing the root causes of violence by creating the conditions that support healthy human development. She has designed, conducted, and led several multi-million dollar school and community initiatives and research studies including a National Institute of Justice randomized trial focused on school safety. These studies aim to bridge the gap between research and practice by partnering with school teams and community coalitions to select and implement evidence-based programs, practices, and policies using a public health approach.
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. Dr. Kingston is married to Jeff Ofsanko, a paramedic in Estes Park, and an avid road, mountain, cyclocross, and gravel biker. She has a grown daughter, who directs an agency focused on residential placement for adults with special needs, and a five-year old granddaughter that calls her Bubbles.
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