Nancy Byatt, D.O., M.S., M.B.A., F.A.P.M is a psychiatrist focused on improving
health care systems to promote maternal mental health. She completed her undergraduate
degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at Lehigh University. She then concurrently earned her
medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and MBA from the New
York Institute of Technology. She trained as a psychiatric resident at UMass Medical
School/UMass Memorial Health Care. She then completed a psychosomatic medicine fellowship
at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Most recently, she completed a
Master's in Clinical Investigation at UMass Medical School. Dr. Byatt is an
Assistant Professor at UMass Medical School in the Departments of Psychiatry and
Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Byatt is a psychosomatic medicine psychiatrist with subspecialty expertise in
perinatal mental health. She provides expert psychiatric consultation to obstetric,
psychiatric, primary care and pediatric providers serving pregnant and postpartum women.
She is the Founding and Statewide Medical Director of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry
Access Project for Moms (MCPAP for Moms). MCPAP for Moms addresses perinatal depression
across Massachusetts by providing mental health consultation and care coordination for
medical providers serving pregnant and postpartum women.
Dr. Byatt's research focuses on developing innovative ways to improve the
implementation and adoption of evidence-based depression treatment for pregnant and
postpartum women. She has a Career Development Award that funds her research to help
women access and engage in perinatal depression treatment in obstetric settings. She has
also received federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control to test an intensive,
low-cost program that aims to ensure that pregnant and postpartum women with depression
receive optimal treatment. Her academic achievements have led to numerous peer-reviewed
publications and national awards.
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