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Maria Muzik, Child Maltreatment

February 10, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm



February 10, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center


University of Michigan School of Public Health-I, Room 2610
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join us to hear Maria Muzik share information about her research in the area of child maltreatment. A webcast option is available for those unable to attend in person. We will send log-in information prior to the event. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE A HALF HOUR EARLIER THAN OUR USUAL START TIME. 11:30-12:30, FOR THIS DATE ONLY.

Complimentary lunch is provided for those who register by noon, February 8.

About Dr. Muzik:

Dr. Muzik, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, and Assistant Research Scientist in the Center for Human Growth & Development, University of Michigan, conducting research and providing clinical care. She completed her medical training in psychiatry at the University of Vienna in Austria, and at the University of Michigan in the United States. She is a certified psychotherapist in Psychoanalytic Therapy through the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute, a certified mother-infant psychotherapist through the University of Michigan Infant Mental Health Certificate Program, and she holds also a master’s degree in Clinical Research and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Clinically she focuses on work with mothers suffering from anxiety, trauma, and depression during pregnancy and postpartum, and their infants or young children. She is the Medical Director of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry Women and Infants Mental Health Clinic, and leads the U-M Perinatal Collaborative Care efforts to the community. Her research focuses similarly on the study of stress, trauma, and mental illness in the context of childbearing, and its influence on the developing parent-infant relationship and parenting. In particular, Dr. Muzik lead a NIMH-funded longitudinal study following mothers who are childhood abuse survivors as they enter postpartum, and studies their parenting attitudes and behaviors, and their children’s developmental trajectories. Currently, Dr. Muzik conducts research on relationship-based parenting and self-care interventions for high-risk mothers and families with young children. Dr. Muzik also investigates how best to support fathers in engaging and effectively parenting their young children. Her research is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, foundation grants such as Robert Wood Johnson, Flinn, Gerstacker, and Todd Ouida Foundation, and through funds by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicaid Match Program in the State of Michigan.

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