Katelyn Blair, PhD, MSW
Previously, Dr. Blair worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a research assistant and clinician where she designed and implemented studies that aided in the translation of evidence-based interventions into child welfare. She led efforts to examine distal system-level intervention outcomes, developed and validated a measure of early childhood resilience, and evaluated child welfare practice. She also delivered evidence-based interventions (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to children and families within the context of child welfare services to improve well-being and facilitate resilience. As a researcher-practitioner, Dr. Blair married her clinical work with data collection, analysis and management to help develop an applied, translational research and evaluation agenda that contributed to the implementation and dissemination of trauma-informed services to underserved families.
As an ICFW affiliate, Dr. Blair continues to collaborate with team members to promote the use of evidence-based interventions and resilience in child welfare research and practice.
Dr. Blair holds a master’s degree in social work and a doctoral degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.