Ekaterina Zoubak, MA, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is a Public Health Advisor within the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, Department of Health and Human Services).
She serves as a Federal Project Officer for Project LAUNCH (Linking Action for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health), and in this capacity works closely with several states, Tribal Nations, and U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions to advance the promotion of mental health and wellbeing for young children and their families. Ms. Zoubak serves as the coordinator for projects related to American Indian and Alaskan Native communities within the Project LAUNCH program and is also involved in efforts focusing on opioid abuse disorders and young children and maternal mental health.
Ms. Zoubak has been involved in various cross-agency initiatives, such as Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive, and her particular interests include working with indigenous and underserved communities to promote healthy child development as well as cross-cultural and international topics within behavioral health. Prior to joining SAMHSA, Ms. Zoubak provided group and individual mental health services to children and adolescents within schools and psychiatric settings. Ms. Zoubak possesses a master’s in Clinical Psychology. She is fluent in Russian and French and lives in Maryland with her spouse and three young children.