Jennifer Maggs was attracted to prevention research because she felt that the understanding of human development could be applied to improve lives. For more than 20 years, Jennifer has researched areas such as alcohol use and health from childhood through midlife, with a specific emphasis on the transition to adulthood. As a lifespan developmental psychologist, she focuses on predictors and consequences of normative and problematic alcohol use. Jennifer hopes that through her work, she will be able to better understand the links between alcohol and well-being in ways that impact population health for children, adolescents and adults.
Jennifer has incorporated her love for travel into her work as a visiting scientist in Germany and later a visiting scholar in London, where she continues to conduct research using three national British cohort studies with colleagues at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL-Institute of Education. During her career, Jennifer has authored 93 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her favorite aspects of working in the Center are the people and their commitment to using rigorous science to improve people’s lives.
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