The INSPIRE project brings together an interdisciplinary research team from computer science, psychology, medicine, and digital art from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Collectively, the team has expertise in advanced learning technologies, adolescent health, self-efficacy and behavior change, preventive interventions in primary care, intelligent narrative technologies, and game-based learning.

Principal Investigators
James Lester, PhD (North Carolina State University)
Elizabeth Ozer, PhD (University of California, San Francisco)

North Carolina State University
Center for Educational Informatics

Kirby Culbertson
Bradford Mott, PhD
Jonathan Rowe, PhD

University of California, San Francisco
Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Mark Berna
Alison Giovanelli, PhD
Carolyn Jasik, MD
Carlos Penilla, DrPH
Kathleen Tebb, PhD

Advisory Board and Project Collaborators
Nancy Adler, PhD (University of California, San Francisco)
Albert Bandura, PhD (Stanford University)
Timothy Bickmore, PhD (Northeastern University)
Sion Harris, PhD (Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard University)
Jonathan Klein, MD (University of Illinois, Chicago)
John Knight, MD (Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard University)
Stacy Marsella, PhD (Northeastern University)

Youth Advisors
Averie Kellenberger
Kate Lester
Max Ozer-Staton
Sam Ozer-Staton
Layla Rao
Tobiah Richkind

Additional Contributors
Sarah Abernathy
Amanda Dean
Rebecca Erenrich
Megan Frankosky
Randy Hayes
Margo Jordan
Dawoda Kah
Eleni Lobene, PhD
Maria Martin
Megan Mott
Justin Phillips
Jennifer Sotoamaya
Jefferson Thomas
Pengcheng Wang, PhD

Project Partners
Mission Graduates – Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.

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