Amritha Bhat, MBBS, MD, MPH

Collaborative Care for Populations - Maternal/Peripartum

Amritha Bhat, MBBS, MD, MPH attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College. She completed a psychiatry residency in India and a residency at the University of Washington. Following her residency, she began the Primary Care/Psychiatry research fellowship at the UW. Her clinical interests include integrated  are, perinatal psychiatry, cultural differences in symptom presentation, and high risk populations. She is currently getting her MPH as well as doing research in primary care-based delivery of care for depressive and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and postpartum. Dr. Bhat is attracted to collaborative care because of its ability to provide care to patients when and where they need it. She cites her most important work as bringing awareness about mental illness and depression to the UW’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She enjoys treating pregnant women with emotional distress issues because she knows she is able to make an impact across generations. Five years from now, she hopes that integrated care is everywhere and that it is relevant. She sees the potential for it to interact with the other programs already existing and find a way to flourish within different contexts.