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

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

A systematic review of screening for perinatal depression and anxiety in community-based settings.
(2021 Jul 11)
Arch Womens Ment Health
Bhat A, Nanda A, Murphy L, Ball AL, Fortney J, Katon J

The role of psychiatrists in reducing maternal mortality.
(2021 Jul-Aug)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 71(): 145-146
Bhat A, Wichman C, Mittal L, Byatt N

A systematic review of the use of prazosin in pregnancy and lactation.
(2021 Jul-Aug)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 71(): 134-136
Davidson AD, Bhat A, Chu F, Rice JN, Nduom NA, Cowley DS

Editorial: Strengthening Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Services and Systems in Lower-and-Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
Front Psychiatry 12(): 645073
Kumar M, Bhat A, Unützer J, Saxena S

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