Senior Research Scientist


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.

She currently leads several ongoing evaluation projects, including:

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Tip Sheets on Supporting the Development of Self-Regulation in Young Children

Co-authored by Katie Rosanbalm for the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Explore these tips for helping caregivers use co-regulation to support development of self-regulation skills in preschoolers and young children in home settings.

Research Interests

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


  • 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


A feature on Katie Rosanbalm's work evaluating the use of classroom puppets to teach social-emotional skills:


Watch Katie Rosanbalm discuss the connection between childhood trauma and learning: