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

Risks of adverse perinatal outcomes in relation to maternal depressive symptoms: A prospective cohort study in Kenya.
(2023 Apr 26)
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
Larsen A, Pintye J, Abuna F, Bhat A, Dettinger JC, Gomez L, Marwa MM, Ngumbau N, Odhiambo B, Phipps AI, Richardson BA, Watoyi S, Stern J, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G

Mobile Mental Health in Women's Community-Based Organizations: Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
(2023 Feb 8)
JMIR Res Protoc 12(): e42919
Bhat A, Goud BR, Kalidindi B, Ruben JP, Devadass D, Waghmare A, Collins PY, Raj T, Srinivasan K

Comparing depression screening tools (CESD-10, EPDS, PHQ-9, and PHQ-2) for diagnostic performance and epidemiologic associations among postpartum Kenyan women: Implications for research and practice.
(2023 Mar 1)
J Affect Disord 324(): 637-644
Larsen A, Pintye J, Odhiambo B, Mwongeli N, Marwa MM, Watoyi S, Kinuthia J, Abuna F, Gomez L, Dettinger J, Bhat A, John-Stewart G

Depressive symptoms among mothers with hospitalized children in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
(2023 Feb 15)
J Affect Disord 323(): 368-377
Elshafei A, Jemutai J, Tickell KD, Sukhtankar P, Bhat A, Molyneux S, Berkley JA, Walson JL, Collins PY, Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition (CHAIN) Network Investigators

Content and complexity of consultations in a provider-to-provider perinatal psychiatry consultation line: A mixed methods analysis.
(2022 Nov-Dec)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 79(): 187-188
Bhat A, Khan F, Shaikh M, Franz N, Kerlee A, Adachi J, Croicu C, Wurzel K, Cowley D

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