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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) 668-3294
Duke Box: 90539
Email Address: katie.rosanbalm@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

    Education:
    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. Murray, D; Rosanbalm, KD; Christopoulos, C. "An Applied Translational Model of Self-Regulation Development in Context." Applied Developmental Science (2018).
    2. Rosanbalm, KD; Snyder, EH; Lawrence, CN; Coleman, K; Frey, JJ; van den Ende, JB; Dodge, KA. "Child wellbeing assessment in child welfare: A review of four measures." Children and Youth Services Review 68 (September, 2016): 1-16. [doi]
    3. Murray, D; Rosanbalm, KD; Christopoulos, C. "A comprehensive review of self-regulation interventions from birth through young adulthood."  Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 2016
    4. Murray, D; Rosanbalm, KD; Christopoulos, C. "Self-regulation and toxic stress: Implications for programs and practice."  Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 2016
    5. Rosanbalm, KD; Christopoulos, C. "Partnering for Excellence: Initial Findings and Recommendations." Partnering for Excellence: Initial Findings and Recommendations. 2016

    Highlight:

    Katie Rosanbalm is trained as a child clinical and quantitative psychologist. Her work focuses on program implementation and evaluation in the areas of trauma-informed systems, self-regulation development, and child welfare. She has conducted longitudinal evaluations of child welfare reform, early childhood Systems of Care, and manualized mental health and educational interventions.

    Rosanbalm co-authored a series of white papers on self-regulation development from birth through early adulthood: (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. 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 leads several ongoing evaluation projects, including:

    • Incredible Years Dinosaur School, a randomized controlled trial of self-regulation interventions in 120 NC Pre-K classrooms
    • Partnering for Excellence, a partnership with Benchmarks to improve the integration of child mental health services into child welfare
    • Resilience and Learning, a partnership with the NC Public School Forum to development and implement a trauma-sensitive school model in North Carolina. 

    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 recently completed 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
    • Self-Regulation
    • Trauma-Sensitive Schools
    • Program Evaluation
    • Early Childhood

    Katie Rosanbalm