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Michelle S. Ballan, Ph.D., MSW | 2024 National Crime Victims' Service Awards

Michelle Ballan is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Social Welfare; Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine at Renaissance School of Medicine; Research Director for the Stony Brook Early Childhood Clinic; and Director of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Center at Stony Brook University.

Her research and practice focus on the identification and amelioration of barriers impacting the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities and their families. Her groundbreaking work has led to numerous publications delineating the negative impact of intimate partner violence on men and women with disabilities and best practices for service provision.

Michelle Ballan is the recipient of the 2024 Building Knowledge Through Research Award. Visit the OVC Gallery for more information about her work to support victims of crime and the work of other recipients of the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards. 

Date Published: April 25, 2024