Deepa Rao, PhD, MA

Personal Statement

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. My professional interests are in designing effective interventions to improve mental health and reduce stigma for people with various conditions such as breast cancer, HIV, diabetes, and depression.

Department Affiliations


Recent Publications

Criterion-referenced mCAFT cut-points to identify metabolically healthy cardiorespiratory fitness among adults aged 18-69 years: an analysis of the Canadian Health Measures Survey.
(2020 Mar 26)
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab
Wolfe Phillips E, Rao DP, Kaminsky LA, Tomkinson GR, Ross R, Lang JJ

Tobacco smoke exposure and sleep: estimating the association of urinary cotinine with sleep quality.
(2020 Mar)
Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can 40(3): 70-80
Zandy M, Chang V, Rao DP, Do MT

"Se vale llorar y se vale reír": Latina Immigrants' Coping Strategies for Maintaining Mental Health in the Face of Immigration-Related Stressors.
(2020 Feb 10)
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities
Rios Casas F, Ryan D, Perez G, Maurer S, Tran AN, Rao D, Ornelas IJ

Treatment recommendations made by a consultant psychiatrist to improve the quality of care in a collaborative mental health intervention in rural Nepal.
(2020 Feb 5)
BMC Psychiatry 20(1): 46
Rimal P, Maru D, Chwastiak L, Agrawal P, Rao D, Swar S, Citrin D, Acharya B

Adaptations and patient responses to behavioral intervention components in a depression-focused chronic disease care model implemented in India.
(2020 Feb 3)
Transl Behav Med 10(1): 35-45
Johnson LCM, Chwastiak L, Poongothai S, Tandon N, Anjana RM, Aravind S, Sridhar GR, Rao D, Mohan V, Ali MK

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