Michigan State University

Anne Bogat, PhD
Alytia Levendosky, Ph.D.
Joe Lonstein, PhD

Dr. Bogat has been on the faculty at Michigan State University for over 35 years. She teaches courses on child maltreatment and psychology ethics. Her research focuses on factors that help and hinder the mother-child relationship.

 Dr. Levendosky graduated from the University of Michigan with her Ph.D. in 1995 in clinical psychology.  Her work over the last 30 years examines the effects of familial risk and resilience factors on mothers and children.  Her work includes the effects of prenatal stress on women’s and children’s physiological and psychological functioning, and particularly focuses on parenting and the quality of the mother-child relationship.  

Dr. Lonstein is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at MSU who whose research examines the effects of stress on peripartum anxiety and depression, and how motherhood impacts brain neurochemistry and function.

University of Michigan

Maria Muzik, MD, MS

Dr. Muzik is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Michigan. She is a perinatal psychiatrist with expertise in women’s mental health, focusing on pregnancy and postpartum. Her research focuses on the study of stress, trauma and mental illness in the context of childbearing, its influence on parenting and the developing parent-infant relationship, and how to support families in overcoming adversity.

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Amy Nuttall, PhD

Dr. Nuttall is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies. Her research examines how parents and children cope with stress and how these experiences shape development. Much of her work has focused on the transition to parenthood and early parenting and child development.

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