Brooke Blaalid

Brooke Blaalid



Health Science Center - Sioux Falls

Phone: (605) 357-1450



Ms. Blaalid established her own consulting firm, B Consulting, LLC, in 2013 which specializes in program evaluation, grant writing, and helping non-profits be more efficient and effective by developing their board of directors and engaging in strategic planning. In collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Social Services; Prevention Program, in writing the RFP for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA' s) Partnership for Success Grant (cohort 4), the PreventionProgram was award approximately $7.5 million for five years to focus on reducing underage drinking among 12-20 years. B Consulting is the project evaluator for PFS. Previously, Ms. Blaalid worked for the University of Wisconsin; Population health Institute as a grant evaluator. She also has experience as home-based children's clinician and working in residential mental health facilities.

Teaching Interests:

Social Policy Analysis, Advanced Social Policy, Practice in Communities, Program Evaluation, Grant Writing, and Research

Research Interests:

Ms. Blaalid's research focus is women in South Dakota politics and leadership positions. She is committed to social justice and advocating for the issues that involve our children and families in South Dakota.


  • Ph D, Political Science, University of South Dakota, 2018
  • MSW, Social Work, University of Iowa, 2011
  • BS, Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004


Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Blaalid, Brooke, and Hansen, Jenae K.. Using Data to Build a Solid Foundation and Strong Future. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Annual Prevention Conference, 2017.
  • Jackmon, Wallace, Blaalid, Brooke L., and Chester-Adam, Heather. Child and Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention: A Rural Community Based Approach. Edited by Hansen, K., Ed., 49-54. Iss. SE 2016. Sioux Falls, SD: The Journal of South Dakota State Medical Association, 2016.
  • Blaalid, Brooke L., and Hansen, Jenae. Evaluation and Community Development. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Annual Prevention Conference, 2016.


  • Elswick, Susan, Delavega, Elena, Morrow, Veronica, Johnson, David H., Kindle, Peter A., Blaalid, Brooke, Granruth, Laura B., Burford, Michael L., Geordt, Lynn A., Thompson, Jeffrey D.. Changing Students' Belief in a Just World: In-Class Simulations as Effective Pedagogy. Presented at the 64th Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, Florida. (November 2018)
  • Macomber, Catherine, Blaalid, Brooke, Adams, Stephanie, Sayre, Molly Malany. Fostering Political Awareness and engagement: The use of Live Twitter discussions. Presented at the BPD 2017 Annual Conference, New Orleans. (March 3, 2017)