Amritha Bhat, MBBS, MD, MPH

Personal Statement

I am a perinatal psychiatrist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. I earned my medical degree from Bangalore Medical College, India, and completed a psychiatry residency in St. John’s Medical College, India. I completed a second residency in Psychiatry with a focus on women’s mental health and integrated care from the University of Washington, and a fellowship in Primary Care in Psychiatry. I also earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health. I am board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


Psychiatry in Primary Care, University of Washington, 2015-2017
Psychiatry, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore,India, 2002-2005
Psychiatry Internship, University of California, San Diego, 2011-2012
Psychiatry, University of Washington, 2012-2015
MD, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, 1994-2000
MPH, Maternal and Child Health Services, University of Washington , 2015-2017

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Perinatal depression and its impact on infant outcomes and maternal-nurse SMS communication in a cohort of Kenyan women.
(2022 Sep 22)
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 22(1): 723
Hummel AD, Ronen K, Bhat A, Wandika B, Choo EM, Osborn L, Batra M, Kinuthia J, Kumar M, Unger JA

Availability of two essential medicines for mental health in Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Nepal, Malawi, Senegal, and Tanzania: Evidence from nationally representative samples of 7958 health facilities.
(2022 Aug 1)
J Glob Health 12(): 04063
Rahman MA, Babaye Y, Bhat A, Collins PY, Kemp CG

Training and professional development needs of consultation line perinatal psychiatrists.
(2022 Sep-Oct)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 78(): 130-132
Cowley DS, Yadama A, Adachi J, Kerlee A, Forrester M, Bhat A

Suicide and Maternal Mortality.
(2022 Apr)
Curr Psychiatry Rep 24(4): 239-275
Chin K, Wendt A, Bennett IM, Bhat A

A Social Media Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention to Prevent Depression in Perinatal Youth: Stakeholder Interviews and Intervention Design.
(2021 Sep 15)
JMIR Ment Health 8(9): e26188
Gewali A, Lopez A, Dachelet K, Healy E, Jean-Baptiste M, Harridan H, Evans Y, Unger JA, Bhat A, Tandon D, Ronen K

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