Katie Rosanbalm, Ph.D., is a Research Scholar with the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. Trained as a child clinical psychologist, Rosanbalm’s 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 is currently involved in a number of projects to enhance long-term outcomes for children with trauma histories. Rosanbalm is leading two large evaluations, one on a self-regulation classroom intervention for low-income preschoolers and the second on a systems-level intervention for child-welfare involved youth. She has co-authored a series of white papers on Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress covering the following topics: (1) creation of an applied developmental model of self-regulation; (2) review of neurobiological effects of toxic stress on self-regulation; (3) review of self-regulation interventions across the developmental spectrum; and (4) relevant implications for policies and programs.