Martha Vibbert, Ph.D.      


Martha is a licensed clinical psychologist at Boston Medical Center with expertise in early childhood neurodevelopmental challenges, two-generation psychotherapy, program leadership, and design and delivery of early childhood care to address negative impacts of poverty, racism, chronic disease, and intergenerational trauma. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and co-founder/USA Director of the international video project known as Universal Baby.  Dr. Vibbert recently stepped down from her longstanding role as Executive Director of the SPARK (Supporting Parents and Resilient Kids) Center, an outpatient, community-based arm of BMC’s Pediatric Department located in Mattapan, where she continues to teach, supervise, and mentor graduate and post-graduate behavioral health clinicians. She has been a CMTP site supervisor since 1996 and joined CMTP’s core faculty in 2015. She is also co-founder and community advisory faculty of Boston University’s recently formed Institute for Early Childhood Well-Being. Martha received her EdM in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University and her PhD in clinical psychology from New York University.  She is of mixed northern European descent, identifies as cisgender heterosexual female, and has lived most of her life in New England.