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

Training and professional development needs of consultation line perinatal psychiatrists.
(2022 Apr 26)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry
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

A systematic review of screening for perinatal depression and anxiety in community-based settings.
(2022 Feb)
Arch Womens Ment Health 25(1): 33-49
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

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