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300 NIB 1031NW Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Dr. Rosenblum is a clinical and developmental psychologist with expertise in early emotional development. Her research and clinical work focus on trauma and relationship disruptions in early childhood, parent mental health, interventions to enhance parent-child relationships, and the special needs of young children in the context of military families, adoption and foster care. Many of the children she studies and works with clinically have experienced significant trauma and loss in their early years, and are consequently at high risk for anxiety, posttraumatic stress, conduct problems, and ongoing relationship disturbances. In addition to her work in the areas of adoption and foster care, Dr. Rosenblum also leads the Strong Families initiative that is part of the University of Michigan’s M-SPAN initiative, focused on building effective outreach and support for military families with young children during and following deployment. At the Center for Human Growth & Development Dr. Rosenblum co-directs the University of Michigan Strengths-Based Adoptive Family Initiative, and she collaborates on several federally funded projects focused on identifying parenting and child self-regulation correlates of pediatric obesity risk. In the Department of Psychiatry she co-directs the Parent-Child Relational Clinic, a training clinic designed to provide relationship-focused assessments and interventions for children birth to 6 years old and their families.

Selected Representative Publications

Muzik, M., Thelen, K., & Rosenblum, K. (2011). Perintal depression: Detection and treatment. Neuropsychiatry, 1(2), 179–195.

Levendovsky, A., Bogat, A., Huth-Bocks, A., Rosenblum, K., & von Eye, A., (2011). The effects of domestic violence on the stability of attachment from infancy to preschool. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40, 398-410.

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 Vol. 41, Issue 7. Start Page: 183.

Muzik, M., Marcus, S., Flynn, H., & Rosenblum, K. (2010). Depression during pregnancy: detection, comorbidity, and treatment (review article). Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 2, 7-18.

Slominski, L., Sameroff, A., Rosenblum, K., & Kasser, T. (2011). Longitudinal predictors of adult occupational attainment: The roles of socioeconomic status, academic competence, and mental health. Development & Psychopathology, 23, 315-324.

Rosenblum, K.L., 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.

Muzik, M., Cameron, H., Fezzey, A., Rosenblum, K. (2009). Motherhood in the face of trauma. Zero to Three, 29, 28-33.

Klier, C.M., Rosenblum, K., Zeller, M., Steinhardt, K., Bergemann, N., & Muzik, M. (2008). A multirisk approach to predicting chronicity of postpartum depression symptoms. Depression and Anxiety, 25, 718-724.

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.

Freeark, K., & Rosenblum, K.L. Hus, V., & Root, B. (2008). Fathers, Mothers and Marriages: What Shapes Adoption Conversations in Families with Young Adopted Children? Adoption Quarterly, 11, 1-23.

Rosenblum, K., & Olshansky, E. (2007). Building families: Diverse pathways to parenthood. Zero to Three, 27, 16-22.

Rosenblum, K.L., Dayton, C., & McDonough, S.C. (2006). Communicating feelings: Links between mothers’ representations of their infants, parenting, and infant emotional development. In O. Mayseless (Ed.), Parenting Representations: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, pp. 109-148.

Rosenblum, K.L. (2004). Defining infant mental health: A developmental relationship perspective on assessment and diagnosis. In A.J. Sameroff, S.C. McDonough, & K.L. Rosenblum (Eds.), Treating parent-infant relationship problems: Strategies for intervention. New York: Guilford Press.

Rosenblum, K.L., McDonough, S., Muzik, M., Miller, A., & Sameroff, A.J. (2002). Maternal representations of the infant: Associations with infant Still Face response. Child Development, 73, 999-1015.


My Publications

Hairston, I. S., Waxler, E., Seng, J. S., Fezzey, A. G., Rosenblum, K. L., Muzik, M.

Klier, Claudia M., Rosenblum, Katherine L., Zeller, Maria, Steinhardt, Kornelia, Bergemann, Niels, Muzik, Maria

Sameroff, Arnold J., Rosenblum, Katherine L.

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