Our Team

The University of Michigan has been a leader in perinatal and infant and early childhood mental health for many decades. The field of infant and early childhood mental health nationally and internationally was launched by the pioneering work of Selma Fraiberg, a social worker in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry in the 1970’s. UM Department of Psychiatry has been instrumental in establishing the field of Perinatal Psychiatry to address the needs of women from preconception through pregnancy and beyond. Cutting-edge work continues today through the innovative multidisciplinary Zero to Thrive initiative, led by Drs. Kate Rosenblum and Maria Muzik.

Maria Muzik, MD


Katherine Rosenblum, PhD, ABPP, IMH-E®


Angela Johnson, PhD

Director for Equity and

Community Engagement

Nicole Miller, LMSW

Research Program Manager

Sandra Bitonti-Stewart, BA

Director of Strategy

Tarah Lantz, MBA

Business Development &

Engagement Manager

Alison Miller, PhD

Steering Committee Chair,

Zero to Thrive Translational Network

Sheila Marcus, M.D.

Clinical Professor & Section Chief,

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Karen Smith, LMSW, IMH-E

Infant & Early Childhood Clinic Manager

Katie Bresky, LMSW

Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic Manager