Michelle Ballan, Ph.D. Professor

Michelle Ballan, Ph.D., Professor

Professor, School of Social Welfare & Family, Population and Preventive Medicine
Email: Michelle.Ballan@stonybrook.edu
Phone: 631-304-5953




Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 
M.S.W., Rutgers University 
B.A., Rutgers University 

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Intimate Partner Violence, Bioethics, Reproductive Justice, Sexuality and Clinical Practice 

Ballan, M
., & Freyer, M. (2017). The sexuality of young women with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A neglected focus in the American foster care system. Disability and Health Journal, 10(3), 371-375.

Ballan, M.S., & Freyer, M.B. (2017). Supporting female survivors of intimate partner violence with disabilities: Recommendations for social workers in the emergency department. Social Work in Health Care, 56(10), 950-963.

Ballan, M., & Freyer, M. (2017). Trauma-informed social work practice with women with disabilities: Working with survivors of intimate partner violence. Advances in Social Work, 18(1), 131-144.

Ballan, M., & Freyer, M. (2017). Autism spectrum disorders, adolescence, and sexuality education: Suggested interventions for mental health professionals. Sexuality and Disability, 35, 261-273.

Ballan, M., Powledge, L., & Freyer, M. (2017). Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Assessment and intervention.  In Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ballan, M. (2017). Special issue on domestic violence and disability. Domestic Violence Report, 22(3), 33-52.

Ballan, M., & Freyer, M. (2017). Developing a profile of survivors of intimate partner violence with disabilities: An exercise in clinical data mining. SAGE Research Methods Cases. 

Ballan, M., Freyer, M., Powledge, L., & Marti, N. (2016). Intimate partner violence among help-seeking Deaf women: An empirical study. Violence Against Women. doi:10.1177/1077801216664428

Kinnear, S., Link, B.L., Ballan, M.S., & Fischbach, R. (2016). Understanding the experience of stigma for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders and the role stigma plays in families' lives. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(3), 942-953.

Fischbach, R., Harris, M., Ballan, M., Fischbach, G., & Link, B. (2016). Is there concordance in attitudes and beliefs between parents and scientists about autism spectrum disorder? Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice, 20(3), 353-363. 

Ballan, M., & Freyer, M. (2016). Qualitative assessment methods. In C. Jordan & C. Franklin (Eds.), Clinical assessment methods for social workers: Quantitative and qualitative methods (4th ed., pp. 121-153). Chicago, IL: Lyceum.

Razza, N., Schwartz, L., Tomasulo, D., & Ballan, M. (2015). Intellectual disability and mental health: Is psychology prepared? Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 8(6), 381-389.

Ballan, M., Freyer, M., & Powledge, L. (2015). Intimate partner violence among men with disabilities: The role of health care providers. American Journal of Men’s Health. doi: 10.1177/1557988315606966


2015 Mid-Career Exemplary Social Work Leader Award, National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter
2012 Best Article Award, Violence Against Women
2011 Early Career Award, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2010 Presidential Teaching Award, Columbia University 
2010 Award, Association on Higher Education and Disability

Monitor on Psychology, February 2017

Curriculum Vitae