Zero to Thrive is delighted to welcome Dr. Angela Johnson to a new leadership role as the Zero to Thrive Director for Equity and Community Engagement. Learn more about the Zero to Thrive team.

Zero to Thrive welcomes Dr. Angela Johnson as the Director for Equity and Community Engagement

Zero to Thrive is delighted to welcome Dr. Angela Johnson to a new leadership role as the Zero to Thrive Director for Equity and Community Engagement.  In this leadership role Dr. Johnson will be leading initiatives and guiding Z2T work focused on anti-racist action and addressing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access, both in our work with communities and within our own organization.   Dr. Johnson received her PhD in Sociology at Michigan State University of Michigan, and her research has focused on topics related to the perinatal population and health equity, including qualitative work on the experiences of Black mothers and breastfeeding.  In addition to her work as a Z2T Director she will continue in her current role as a Community Outreach Specialist at the Michigan Medicine Office of Multicultural Health as part of the MM Community Health Services. 

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,

M.D.

Associate Professor, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Co-Director, Women and Infants Mental Health Program (WIMHP)

Katherine Rosenblum, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor of Psychiatry

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Co-Director, Women and Infants Mental Health Program (WIMHP)

Angela Johnson, Ph.D.

Director for Equity and Community Engagement,

Zero to Thrive

Senior Outreach Specialist at the University of Michigan

H. Lynette Biery, PA-C, MSc

Strategic Director,

Zero to Thrive

Nicole Miller, LMSW

Research Program Manager, Zero to Thrive

Michigan Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Sheila Marcus, M.D.

Clinical Professor

Section Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Karen Smith, LMSW, IMH-E

Infant & Early Childhood Clinic Manager

Clinical Social Worker

Social Worker Coordinator

Kate Bullard, LMSW, MPH

Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic Manager

Clinical Social Worker

Social Work Coordinator

Social Worker MSW Senior