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Katie Rosanbalm, Research Scholar of Sanford School of Public Policy and Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: Erwin Square Mill Bldg Bay C Rm 209, 2024 W. Main St, Durham, NC 27705
Office Phone: (919) 416-7507
Duke Box: 90539
Email Address: katie.rosanbalm@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Ph.D., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2002
    Medical Psychology Intern, Child Specialization, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 2000
    M.S., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1997
    B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1993

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. D Murray, KD Rosanbalm and C Christopoulos. "A comprehensive review of self-regulation interventions from birth through young adulthood."  Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 2016
    2. D Murray, KD Rosanbalm and C Christopoulos. "Self-regulation and toxic stress: Implications for programs and practice."  Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2016
    3. D Murray, KD Rosanbalm and C Christopoulos. "Applied Model of Self-Regulation Development." manual (2016).
    4. KD Rosanbalm, Snyder-Fickler, Lawrence, K Coleman, J Frey, J van den Ende and K Dodge. "Review of Child Wellbeing Assessment Tools for Child Welfare: Comparative Strengths and Challenges." Children and Youth Services Review (2016).
    5. KD Rosanbalm, L Snyder-Fickler and CN Lawrence. "A comprehensive examination of child wellbeing assessment tools for child welfare."  May, 2015


    Katie Rosanbalm is trained as a child clinical and quantitative psychologist. Her work focuses on program implementation and evaluation in the areas of child maltreatment prevention, early childhood systems, and self-regulation development. She has conducted longitudinal evaluations of child welfare reform, early childhood Systems of Care, and manualized mental health and educational interventions. She has also served on multiple state-level boards and task forces to strengthen the evidence-based implementation of programs for children and families.

    Rosanbalm currently serves as a research scholar on several ongoing evaluation projects, including:

    In addition, Rosanbalm is co-investigator for an ACF-funded project reviewing the literature on self-regulation development from birth through early adulthood. For this project, Rosanbalm and colleagues are completing a series of papers: (1) building an applied model of self-regulation; (2) reviewing the impact of toxic stress on self-regulation; (3) reviewing the evidence for self-regulation interventions across the developmental spectrum; and (4) discussing policy and programmatic implications for ACF programs and funding.

    Research Interests:
    • Child Maltreatment
    • Children's Mental Health
    • Program Evaluation
    • Early Childhood

    Katie Rosanbalm