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

Ninth and Jefferson Building, 13th Floor
Box 359931
908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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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.

  • PhD (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • MA (University of Chicago)
  • BA (University of Chicago)
Country Affiliations 
  • Kannada
Health Topics 
  • Mental Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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


Meacham, E.G., Orem, J., Nakigudde, G., Zujewski, J., Rao, D.* (In Press). Exploring Stigma as a Barrier to Cancer Service Engagement: Illness Narratives and Scale Development with Breast Cancer Survivors in Kampala, Uganda. Psycho-oncology.

Kemp C, Gerth-Guyette E, Dube L, Andrasik M, Rao D.* (In Press). Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Novel, Structured, Community-Based Support and Education Intervention for Individuals with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. AIDS and Behavior. 

Rao, D., Kumar, S., Mohanraj, R., Frey, S., Manhart, L., Kaysen, D. (2016). The Impact of Domestic Violence and Depressive Symptoms on Preterm Birth in South India. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

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. PMCID: PMC3462391