Tracy Moran Vozar, Ph.D., IMH-E (IV-R), joined the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National in August 2022 as Clinical Director of Perinatal Behavioral Health. Dr. Vozar will oversee 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 will serve as an ambassador and will play a pivotal role for women and infant behavioral health education, community engagement and advocacy initiatives. 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. Dr. Vozar is licensed in Colorado, across participating Psypact states and soon will be in Washington, D.C. Dr. Vozar earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa, concentrating in perinatal psychology. She also was awarded 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 the Developing Brain Institute, 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 was also 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. 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.