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).
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