Dr. Margo Gardner

July 25, 2013

Dr. Margo Gardner, a Research Scientist at NCCF, earned her doctoral degree in developmental psychology at Temple University, and her B.A. in psychology at Duquesne University. Her past research has focused on risk-taking among adolescents and the development of juvenile offending. Her current research interests include the roles of peer, parent, and community processes in adolescent social development. Additional interests include studying factors that facilitate and prevent the development of problem/risk behavior among both normal and at-risk youth. Dr. Gardner leads the Mothers’ Gains in Postsecondary Education and Children’s Development study. She has also worked on the Parenting and Adolescent Risk Behavior in Context and the Neighborhood Context and Adolescent Psychological and Behavioral Health projects.