• Adjunct Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Family Medicine
  • Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Seattle, WA
United States

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Dr. Bennett is a physician scientist focused on maternal child health for vulnerable populations in the US and in low and middle income countries (LMICs) with particular focus on perinatal depression. He has expertise in implementation science and the use of strategies to support implementation of evidence based practices for the enhancement of mental health services in primary care settings. He has ongoing global mental health research projects in Vietnam, Nigeria, and Peru targeting perinatal depression. A significant amount of his research focus has been in the use of technologies to support the use of evidence based care models in these primary care settings and he is a co-investigator in the UW ALACRITY center targeting implementation of evidence based psychosocial interventions through user centered design. He is also the director of the Healthier Washington Resource Portal (waportal.org) a technology platform developed through participatory design strategies to support large scale behavioral health integration. Dr. Bennett is a family physician providing full spectrum primary care including obstetric, family planning, pediatric and general adult health care.

  • MD (Thomas Jefferson University)
  • PhD (Thomas Jefferson University)
  • BA (Pennsylvania State University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Implementation Science
  • Informatics
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Mental Health
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Telemedicine
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Hernandez-Mekonnen R., Duggan E., Oliveros-Rosen L., Gerdes M., Wortham S.,Ludmir J., Bennett IM. Health literacy in unauthorized Mexican immigrant mothers and risk of developmental delay in their children. J Immigrant Minority Health 2016 Oct;18(5):1228-31. doi: 10.1007/s10903-015-0284-z

Gordon M, Henderson R, Holmes JH, Wolters MK, Bennett IM: Participatory design of ehealth solutions for women from vulnerable populations with perinatal depression. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2015;0:1–5. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocv109

Bazo-Alvarez, J. C., Bazo-Alvarez, O. A., Aguila, J., Peralta, F., Mormontoy, W., Bennett, IM (2016). [Psychometric properties of the third version of family adaptability and cohesion evaluation scales (FACES-III): a study of peruvian adolescents]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica, 33(3), 462-470. doi: 10.17843/rpmesp.2016.333.2299

Ruiz-Grosso P, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Diez-Canseco F, Gilman RH, Checkley W, Bennett IM, Miranda JJ: Depressive mood among within-country migrants in periurban shantytowns of Lima, Peru. J Immigrant Minority Health 2015.

Bennett IM, Schott W, Krutikova S, Behrman J.: Maternal mental health, and child growth and development, in four low-income and middle-income countries. J Epid Comm Health 2015;0:1–6. doi:10.1136/jech-2014-205311