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

325 9th Ave
Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Deepa Rao, Ph.D., M.A. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is also the Associate Director of the MPH program in Global Health. Her professional interests are in implementing and disseminating effective behavioral interventions in non-psychiatric settings to improve mental health, reduce stigma, and help people better engage in the care.

  • PhD (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • MA (University of Chicago)
  • BA (University of Chicago)
Country Affiliations 
  • Kannada
Health Topics 
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Education and Training
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mental Health
  • Race
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Sociobehavioral

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


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., Lipira, L., Kumar, S., Mohanraj, R., Poongothai, S., Tandon, N., Sridhar, G., Katon, W., Narayan, K.M.V., Chwastiak, L., Mohan, V., Ali, M.K. (2016) Input of Stakeholders on Reducing Depressive Symptoms and Improving Diabetes Outcomes in India: Formative Work for the INtegrated DEPrEssioN and Diabetes TreatmENT (INDEPENDENT) Study. International Journal of Non-Communicable Diseases, epub ahead of print.

Tennyson, R., Kemp, C., Rao, D.* (2016). Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Mental Health Measurement for Research in Low-Resource Settings. International Health, 8, 374-380.