Maria Muzik, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Co-Director, Zero To Thrive & Women and Infant Mental Health Program
Medical Director, Perinatal Psychiatry Service
Medical Director, MC3 Perinatal Psychiatry Assessment Program Michigan


Dr. Muzik is a clinician, scholar and educator, whose work is grounded in reproductive health and justice and mental health equity across the childbearing years.  Professionally, she is faculty and Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Michigan Medicine and serves as Medical Director of the Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Services at Michigan Medicine.  In this function she oversees perinatal psychiatric care delivered within psychiatry and also integrated in obstetrics, family medicine and pediatrics. Within Michigan Medicine she also co-directs Zero To Thrive, a multidisciplinary program in psychiatry aiming to promote health and resiliency for families from pregnancy through early childhood with research, education, community partnership and service. She is the past president of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Muzik holds a master’s degree in Clinical Research and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the impact of stress, trauma and mental illness in the context of childbearing on caregiving and the developing parent-child relationships, and how to support families in overcoming psychological and environmental adversity. She has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, edited books, and her work is funded by the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services-Administration for Children and Families, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in Michigan.

Areas of Interest

  • Perinatal Psychiatry: Depression and Anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Prevention and Therapy of Mother-Infant relationship and attachment disturbances; early relational health
  • Impact of maternal/family psychiatric illness on early child development
  • Trauma, Stress & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during childbearing years
  • Technology-assisted psychological interventions for screening and treatment of perinatal mental health conditions
  • Perinatal Collaborative Care models
  • Perinatal psychiatry access programs
  • Implementation science


  • M.D., 1989, University of Vienna
  • M.S., 2009, University of Michigan
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy License, Austrian Ministry of Health
  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor MI
  • Infant Mental Health Certificate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Certifications: 2006, Adult Psychiatry

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