Tracy Moran Vozar, Ph.D., IMH-E (IV-R), joined the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National Hospital in August 2022 as clinical director of Perinatal Behavioral Health for the DC Mother-Baby Wellness Program. 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 plays a pivotal role for women and infant behavioral health education, community engagement and advocacy initiatives. Dr. Vozar also participates in clinical trials and research projects.
At Children’s National, Dr. Vozar is credentialed through her affiliation with the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health. She is licensed in D.C., Colorado, and across participating Psypact states. 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 in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also minored in Business Administration.
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 Chicago in the Department of Infant Studies. Dr. Vozar's clinical and research interests involve better understanding the intersections between perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health including examining constructs central to this work (e.g., parenting self-efficacy, perinatal depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance use) as well as developing cultural and community adaptations to evidence-based clinical approaches.