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. 

Articles

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Mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms among pregnant women in the USA (with Rui Sherry Xiao, Kate Dinh, and Molly E. Waring), Archives of women's mental health (2015)
 

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Depression and anxiety among high-risk obstetric inpatients (with Katherine Hicks-Courant, Autumn Davidson, Ruth Levesque, Eric O. Mick, Jeroan J. Allison, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas), General hospital psychiatry (2014)
 

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Decisional Capacity in Pregnancy: A Complex Case of Pregnancy Termination (with Isheeta Zalpuri, Stacey B. Gramann, Nehama Dresner, and Rebecca Brendel), Psychosomatics (2014)
 

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What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women's Experience with Prescribing Providers (with Linda F. Weinreb, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Karen Tenner, and Judith A. Savageau), The Psychiatric quarterly (2014)
 

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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Relationships as Key to Recovery for Perinatal Women Living with Depression (with Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis), Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations (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)
 

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