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Katie Rosanbalm, Research Scientist, Senior 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

    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]  [abs]
    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


    Katie Rosanbalm is trained as a child clinical and quantitative psychologist. Her work focuses on program implementation and evaluation in the areas of early childhood systems, self-regulation development, child welfare, and trauma-sensitive schools. She has conducted longitudinal evaluations of child welfare reform, early childhood Systems of Care, and prevention/intervention programs for mental health and education.

    Rosanbalm co-authored a series of white papers on self-regulation development from birth through early adulthood. 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 N.C. PreK classrooms
    • Partnering for Excellence, a program to improve the integration of child mental health services into child welfare
    • Resilience and Learning, a partnership with the Public School Forum to develop and implement a trauma-sensitive school model in North Carolina
    • Trauma-Informed Infant and Toddler Care, a professional development framework to provide training and coaching on trauma-informed care to caregivers in infant/toddler classrooms.

    Research Interests
    • Child Maltreatment
    • Self-Regulation
    • Trauma-Sensitive Schools
    • Program Evaluation
    • Early Childhood

    Katie Rosanbalm