At a virtual Wolverine Caucus event on March 24, 2021, four experts discussed maternal and childhood health efforts at the University of Michigan. They focused on the critical periods from pregnancy through early childhood, which is an especially sensitive time for mitigating the multi-generational effects of inequity, trauma, and adversity, and promoting mental health.
The panelists were:
- Vanessa Dalton, MD, associate chair of research in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the program on women’s health care effectiveness research
- Maria Muzik, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology
- Lynette Barry, strategic director Michigan Medicine’s Zero To Thrive program
- Amy Zaagman, Executive Director of the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health