Tracy Moran Vozar, Ph.D., IMH-E (IV-R), joined the Developing Brain Institute (DBI) at Children’s National in August 2022 as Clinical Director of Perinatal Behavioral Health. Dr. Vozar oversees the clinical program, which includes perinatal mental health screening, behavioral evaluations, care coordination, and individual and group therapy to expectant and postpartum women and their infants within our DC-wide network of birthing hospitals and federally qualified health centers. She serves as an ambassador and will play a pivotal role for women and infant behavioral health education, community engagement and advocacy initiatives. In early 2023, Dr. Vozar launched WePlay DC, a child development and social support group for mothers and their infants. Dr. Vozar also will participate in clinical trials and research projects. At Children’s National, she is credentialed through her affiliation with the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University. Dr. Vozar is licensed in Washington, D.C., and across participating Psypact states. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa, concentrating in perinatal psychology, and completed her postgraduate training in infancy and early childhood mental health at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. She was awarded her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also minored in Business Administration.THE CLARK PARENT & CHILD NETWORK
Prior to joining DBI, she served as Director of the Perinatal Through Five program, Director of the Caring for You and Baby clinic and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology, all at the University of Denver. Dr. Vozar also was previously on the faculty at Tulane University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in New Orleans, at the University of Chicago’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, and at Erikson Institute in the Department of Infant Studies in Chicago. Dr. Vozar serves as Vice-Chair of the inaugural Washington, D.C., chapter of Postpartum Support International. Her clinical and research interests involve the intersections between perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health. Dr. Vozar studies constructs central to these areas including parenting self-efficacy, perinatal depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance use, as well as cultural and community adaptations to evidence-based clinical approaches.