About Us

The University of Michigan was the birthplace of the field of infant and early childhood mental health nationally and internationally, which began with the pioneering work of Selma Fraiberg, a social worker in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry in the 1970’s. Her work in Psychiatry continues today through the innovative multidisciplinary Zero to Thrive initiative, led by Drs. Kate Rosenblum and Maria Muzik, together with Alison Miller at the School of Public Health.  The Zero to Thrive Translational Research Network harnesses the strength of multidisciplinary faculty across the university focused on the experiences of families with young children facing adversity.