Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry
Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
President, Board of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health
B.A., Psychology, Mills College, 1991
Ph.D., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, 2000
Dr. Rosenblum is a clinical and developmental psychologist and holds dual appointments as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology. In the Department of Psychiatry she co-directs the Women and Infants Mental Health Program, the Infant and Early Childhood Clinic, and Zero to Thrive (www.zerotothrive.org), a program focused on promoting the health and resilience of families with young children facing adversity through research, training, and service. Dr. Rosenblum’s expertise in infancy and early childhood, parent-infant relationships, and parent mental health is broad. For example, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services she is the lead evaluator of a multi-site statewide evaluation of infant mental health home visiting services, encompassing a number of studies including several community-based quasi-experimental pre-post trials as well as a university-based randomized controlled trial. Her expertise in parenting, maternal mental health, and infant-parent interventions is nationally recognized; she is the current President of the Board of the international organization the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, and she is an Academy Fellow with the national organization ZERO TO THREE. She has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and has been funded by NIH as a PI or Co-I continuously for more than 15 years. These funded studies and manuscripts include several RCTs, including an NIMH-funded effortful control intervention to reduce preschool anxiety (“Kid Power”), as well as a series of studies testing the efficacy of a mental health and parenting intervention she co-developed with colleagues to serve pregnant women and/or parents of infants and young children (i.e., the “Strong Roots Programs” which include Mom Power and Fraternity of Fathers, and several adaptations for military families, Early Head Start, and child welfare). Her research, supported by both federal and foundation grants, emphasizes early relational health and prevention and intervention for families with infants and young children facing adversity. Many of the families she works with have experienced significant disruptions, including separations, trauma, and/or loss. In these contexts her work focuses on strengthening protective factors to enhance family resilience.
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