Dr. Jaime Ballard is a researcher and project manager at the University of Minnesota with a background in Family Science and Family Therapy. Dr. Ballard has developed community-engaged interventions to support families, including culturally appropriate, trauma-informed interventions with Karen refugees in St. Paul. Her research focuses on community programs and therapeutic interventions that support youth, parents, and families, with a particular interest in the resilience of immigrant and refugee families. She has led research in these areas for six years.
Dr. Ballard is co-author of Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences, as well as many journal articles on supporting youth and family well-being.