Tatiana Balachova, PhD

University of Oklahoma Health SCIS CTR, DBP
Pediatrics
1100 NE 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
 
Phone: 405-271-5700
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: July 21, 2015

 

Leadership: Staff
Leadership Administrative Staff: Principal Investigator
Co-Principal Director
Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
 
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
Medicine-Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Mental and Behavioral Health
Psychology
Public Health
 
Research: Child maltreatment, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Prevention, Brief Interventions in Primary Care, International, Capacity Building
Education: Interdisciplinary Training, Child Abuse and Neglect, International training in child maltreatment and FASD
Service: Consulting on international and immigration, issues, cultural competency, and FASD

Vita/Bio

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NAME
Balachova, Tatiana N., PhD
POSITION TITLE
Associate Professor
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EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)
INSTITUTION AND LOCATION
DEGREE
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YEAR(s)
FIELD OF STUDY
Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University
M.S. Honors
1979
Psychology
Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute/St. Petersburg State University
Ph.D.
1988
Clinical Psychology/Psychiatry
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship
2001
Pediatric Psychology/ Child Abuse & Neglect
A. Personal Statement
Dr. Balachova, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a psychologist with over 20 years of experience working in alcohol research and treatment programs in Russia and US. Dr. Balachova has extensive experiences in consulting the WHO and other organizations, establishing international partnerships in research, training, and clinical services in the area of child maltreatment and prevention.
Dr. Balachova graduated with honors from St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University with a degree in Psychology and earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute/St. Petersburg State University in 1987. She was a Faculty member at Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute and the St. Petersburg Academy for Advanced Medical Studies, supervised graduate and doctoral research projects, and taught graduate and postgraduate students at Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute and St. Petersburg State University. In the US Dr. Balachova completed a two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology and Child Abuse and Neglect and a one-year research fellowship at OUHSC and joined the faculty in 2003. She gained experience in research in the areas of child maltreatment and substance abuse and is recognized as an expert in child maltreatment and substance abuse.
Dr. Balachova's background is unique in that she has worked directly in Russian alcohol research and treatment institutions, as well as in randomized psychosocial clinical trials in the US. Dr. Balachova has experience in establishing international partnerships in research, training, and clinical services in the area of prevention of child maltreatment and has been a Principal Investigator on several research and training projects. She was Co-Director on an USAID funded project on development of delinquency prevention programs in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and Co-Investigator on the NIH/Fogarty Center funded Preventing FAS/ARND in Russian Children project. These projects established a consortium between St. Petersburg State University (SPSU), the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), and Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University to obtain data critical to developing effective prevention programs in the area of alcohol related brain disorders in Russia. Dr. Balachova has established the Prevent FAS in Russia Research Group. She leaded research projects focused on developing education materials for Prevention of FAS in Russia project and established the first FASD education resource for public and health professionals in the Russian language on the internet. Currently, she is Principal Investigator on NIH funded Preventing FAS/ARND in Russian Children study, a site-randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a dual-focused brief intervention conducted by OBG physicians to reduce the risk for fetal alcohol exposure in the general population of women in Russia.
B. Positions and Honors
Position and Employment
1979 - 1981 Clinical Psychologist, Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment, Bekhterev Psychoneurological Research Institute, Leningrad, Russia
1981 - 1991 Scientist, Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment, Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
1990 - 1991 Faculty Senior Teacher, Department of Social and Clinical Psychology in Institute for Advanced Medical Studies, Leningrad, Russia
1991 - 1998 Assistant Professor, Director of Training, Department of Clinical Psychology, St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies Consultant, Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment, Bekhterev Research Psychoneurological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
1991 - 1995 Director of Psychological Services, Russian-American Program for Homeless and Disadvantaged Children (The St. Petersburg Children's Fund/Children's Health Fund)
1992 - 1993 Senior consultant on prevention for families and children at risk, Psychological-Medical Pedagogical Center for Children and Adolescents, St. Petersburg Smolnincki District
1994 - 1995 Senior consultant, Division of Early Prevention and Rehabilitation, Children's Outpatient Hospital N 52, St. Petersburg Central District
1998 - 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Psychology/Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC)
2001 - 2003 Research Associate, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, Department of Pediatrics, OUHSC
2003 - 2004 Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, OUHSC
2004 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, Department of Pediatrics, OUHSC
2008 -2009 Associate Professor of Research, Department of Pediatrics, OUHSC
2009 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, OUHSC
Other Experience and Professional Membership (selected)
1979 - 1992 Society of Psychologists of the Soviet Union (Secretary of the Section of Clinical Psychology of the St. Petersburg Chapter 1988-1992)
1990 - 1997 Member, the Council on Clinical Psychology (Problemnaya Komissia) Bekhterev
Research Psychoneurological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 - Present Member, International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, (2000-present, Expert Faculty)
2000 - 2002 Faculty, the Children's Mental Health Alliance / Open Society Institute,
Mentor for Russia on Child Abuse and Neglect Training Program, New York, NY, USA
2000 - 2004 WHO Temporary Advisor, Child and Adolescent Health and Development,
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Training Program on Child Abuse and Neglect for Public Health and Primary Care Medical Professionals
2000 - Present Member, American Psychological Association
2008 - Present Member, International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA)
2008 - Present Member, Research Society on Alcoholism
2008 - Present Member, American Public Health Association
C. Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order (selected from 55 publications)
•1. Balachova, T.N., Levy, S., Isurina, G.L., & Wasserman, L. (2001). Medical Psychology in Russia. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 8, (1), 61-68.
•2. Balachova, T.N. (2002). Psychotherapy in the Complex of the Relapse Prevention Treatment of Alcohol Dependency. Alcohol Dependency. Erishev O.F., Ribakova T.G., & Shabanov P.D. (Ed.) ELBI-SPB: St. Petersburg, 154-167 (in Russian).
•3. Levy, S. & Balachova, T.N. (2002). Guarding the Mental Health of Children: the Role of the Primary Care Physician. Common Health, Journal of the American International Health Alliance, Summer 2002, 42-50 (in English and Russian).
•4. Chaffin, M.C., Silovsky, J.F., Funderburk, B., Valle, L.A., Brestan, E.V., Balachova, T., Shultz, S., Lensgraf, J., & Bonner, B.L. (2004). Parent-child interaction therapy with physically abusive parents: Efficacy for reducing future abuse reports. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 72, 491-499.
•5. Balachova, T., Isurina, G., Levy, Sh., Tsvetkova, L., & Wasserman, L. (2004) Psychology in Russia. Handbook on International Psychology. Ed. M. Stevens & D. Wedding. New York: Brunner-Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. p. 293-309.
•6. Balachova, T., & Sobell, L. (2007). Using motivational interviewing with patients with alcohol problems. Bekhterev Review of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, 1, 4-7. (in Russian) http://old.consilium-medicum.com/media/bechter/07_01/4.shtml
•7. Balachova, Tatiana N., Bonner, Barbara L., Isurina, Galina L., & Tsvetkova, Larissa A. (2007). Use of Focus
Groups in Developing FAS/FASD. Prevention in Russia, Substance Use & Misuse, 42:5, 881 - 894. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10826080701202601
•8. Balachova, T., Bonner, B., Chaffin, M., Isurina, G., & Tsvetkova, L. (2008). Preventing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) And Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ARND) In Russian Children. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 32(6).
•9. Balachova, T.N., Bonner, B.L., & Levy S. (2009). Street children in Russia: steps to prevention. International Journal of Social Welfare. 18, 1, 27-44. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120125228/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0
•10. Balachova, T., & Tsvetkova L. Russia, Psychology. In Irving Weiner & Edward Craighead Eds.) Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 4th ed. Vol. 4. John Wiley, and Sons, 2010. 1481-483.
11. Balachova, T, Bonner B., & Alexeeva, I. (2010). Child maltreatment in Russia. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development. Volume 2, Issue 3. pp. 277-286. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=19935&osCsid=118c83280bf52591eb3504686adf7b99
12. Skitnevskaya, L, Balachova, T, Bonner, B, & Volkova, E. (2010). Alcohol use among women of childbearing age in the Nizhniy Novgorod region, Russia in 2005-2009. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism 34(6), Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. 34(6) Sup 2:235A, June 2010.p 235A.
13. Balachova, T.; Bonner, B.; Isurina, G.; Palchik, A.; Shapkaitz, V.; Tsvetkova, L. (2010). Changing physicians' knowledge, skills and attitudes to prevent FASD in Russia: 800. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. 34(6) Sup 2:210A.
•14. Varavikova, E. A. & Balachova, T. N. (2010). Strategies to implement physician training in FAS prevention as a part of preventive care in primary health settings: P120.Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. 34(8) Sup 3:119A.
•15. Balachova, T. N.; Bonner, B. L.; Tsvetkova, L. A.; Isurina, G. L.; Volkova, E. N. (2010). Women's alcohol consumption and risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies: developing strategy for FASD prevention in Russia: S030. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. 34(8) Sup 3:23A.
Balachova, T. N.; Bonner, B. L.; Isurina, G. L.; Tsvetkova, L. A. (2010). Brief intervention and FASD training for physicians: results of a randomized trial: S285. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. 34(8) Sup 3:87A.
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