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. Her current research focuses on well-being measurement and psychosocial influences on health and well-being over time.
Kern has co-authored papers in Developmental Psychology, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Health Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality Research, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and the International Journal of Well-Being. She has also co-authored several chapters on these issues and presented work in numerous professional settings.
A summa cum laude graduate from Arizona State University, Kern received her doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Riverside.