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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Katherine L. Rosenblum, PhD

Katherine L. Rosenblum, PhD

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Child and Adolescent


  • Ph.D., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, 2000
  • B.A., Psychology, Mills College, 1991

Clinical Interest:

  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Dyadic and relationship-focused psychotherapy
  • Trauma and loss in infancy and early childhood, including a focus on child welfare
  • Special populations including military families with young children

Research Interest:

  • Parent mental health and intergenerational transmission of risk
  • Parenting interventions in early childhood
  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Parental representations and meaning-making systems

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Women and Infants Mental Health Program, Department of Psychiatry
  • Co-Director, Infant and Early Childhood Clinic, Department of Psychiatry
  • Psychology Consultant, Child Advocacy Law Clinic, UM School of Law

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Rosenblum, K. & Kay, J.B. (2012). Psychological Evaluation of Parenting Capacity in Child Welfare Proceedings. Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, 14, 5-10
  • Shah, P.E., Muzik, M., & Rosenblum, K.L. (2011). Optimizing the early parent-child relationship: Windows of opportunity for parents and pediatricians. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 41, 183-89.
  • Rosenblum, K., Dayton, C., & Muzik, M. (2009). Infant social and emotional development: Emerging competence in a relational context. In C. Zeanah (Ed.) Handbook of Infant Mental Health, 3rd edition. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 80-103.
  • Rosenblum, K., Muzik, M., McDonough, S., & Sameroff, A. (2008). Reflection in thought and action: Maternal parenting reflectivity predicts mind-minded comments and interactive behavior. Infant Mental Health Journal, 29, 362-376.