• Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Deepa Rao

Ninth and Jefferson Building, 13th Floor
Box 359932
908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-685-3064
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Biography 

Deepa Rao, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington. Her professional interests are in designing effective interventions to improve mental health and reduce stigma for vulnerable populations worldwide.

Education 
  • PhD (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • MA (University of Chicago)
  • BA (University of Chicago)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Kannada
Health Topics 
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mental Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
Affiliated Organizations 
  • Center for AIDS Research (UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
  • International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
  • Partnership for Innovative Medical Education in Kenya (PRIME-K)
  • PhD in Global Health: Metrics & Implementation Science
  • Program on Global Mental Health
Expertise 

Global Mental Health, Stigma Reduction, Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, and Social Justice and Human Rights

Publications 

 

Rao, D., Desmond, M., Andrasik, M., Rasberry, T., Lambert, N., Cohn, S., Simoni, J. (2012). Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy of the 'Unity Workshop': An Internalized Stigma Reduction Intervention for African-American Women Living with HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 26(10):614-620.

Rao, D., Horton, R., Raguram, R. (2012). Gender Inequality and Structural Violence among Depressed Women in South India. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47(12):1967-75.

Molina, Y., Choi, S., Cella, D., Rao, D.* (In Press). The Stigma Scale for Chronic Illnesses 8-item version (SSCI-8): Development, validation, and use across neurological conditions. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. NIHMSID #363920.

Corrigan, P.W., Rao, D. (2012). On the Self-Stigma of Mental Illness: Stages, Disclosure, and Strategies for Change. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 57(8):464-9, NIHMSID363969.

Rao, D., Feldman, B.J., Fredericksen, R.J., Crane, P.K., Simoni, J.M., Kitahata, M.M., Crane, H.M. (2011). A Structural Equation Model of HIV-Related Stigma, Depressive Symptoms, on Medication Adherence. AIDS and Behavior, epub ahead of print. NIHMSID #278611.