Nancy Byatt, D.O., M.B.A. completed her undergraduate degree, Honors Scholars
Research Program, and College Scholars Research Program in Behavioral Neuroscience at
Lehigh University. Dr. Byatt 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
where she was chief resident in psychosomatic medicine and co-chief resident in
psychopharmacology research. She then completed a psychosomatic medicine fellowship at
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Byatt joined the faculty at
UMass Medical School in July 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and in 2012 was
awarded a secondary appointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr. Byatt is a psychosomatic medicine psychiatrist with subspecialty expertise in
perinatal mental health. She provides expert psychiatric consultation to medical,
obstetrical and surgical providers in inpatient settings. She also provides outpatient
short-term treatment and consultation for women suffering from mental illness during
pregnancy and in the postpartum period. 

Dr. Byatt’s research focuses on understanding and evaluating ways to improve depression
outcomes for perinatal women and their children through health care system improvement.
She is currently conducting research aimed to improve the uptake of evidence-based
treatments for perinatal depression in obstetric settings. 

Dr. Byatt’s academic efforts have been led her to receive local and national recognition
including the UMass Medical School Faculty Scholar Award from (2011), UMass Medical
School Briscoli Award for Resident-Faculty Academic Collaboration (2007, 2008), APA/APIRE
Junior Investigators Award (2008), and American Society of Clinical
Psychopharmacology/NIMH Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology Award (2007). 

Articles

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Pharmacotherapy for Mood Disorders in Pregnancy: A Review of Pharmacokinetic Changes and Clinical Recommendations for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (with Kristina M. Deligiannidis and Marlene P. Freeman), Journal of clinical psychopharmacology (2014)
 

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Listening to Mothers: What's Helpful for Mothers Experiencing Perinatal Depression (with Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Liz Friedman), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2014)
 

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Patient's views on depression care in obstetric settings: how do they compare to the views of perinatal health care professionals (with Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Lori Pbert), General hospital psychiatry (2013)
 

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Women's perspectives on postpartum depression screening in pediatric settings: a preliminary study (with Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), Archives of Women's Mental Health (2013)
 

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy: a critical review focused on risks and controversies (with Kristina M. Deligiannidis and Marlene P. Freeman), Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica (2012)
 

Contributions to Books

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Use of Antidepressants in Medically Ill Patients (with Stacey B. Gramann), Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications (2012)
 

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Depression, Postpartum (with Karla M. Rodriguez), 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2012 (2011)
 

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Serotonin Syndrome (with Aaron Moore), 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2012 (2011)
 

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Legal Issues, Essentials of Emergency Medicine (2011)
 

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Mood Disorders, Essentials of Emergency Medicine (2011)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Barriers and Facilitators to Addressing Perinatal Depression in Obstetric Settings (with Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Addressing Perinatal Depression in the Outpatient Obstetric Setting (with Tiffany A. Moore Simas), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)
 

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Overcoming Barriers to Perinatal Depression Treatment (with Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), Community Engagement and Research Symposium (2011)