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About Nancy Byatt

Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FACLP is a perinatal psychiatrist and physician-scientist whose career is focused on improving health care systems to promote maternal mental health. She is the Founding Medical Director of MCPAP for Moms, a statewide program that has impacted state and national policies and funding regarding perinatal mental health and increased access to perinatal mental health care for thousands of women. She is the Director of the Division of Women’s Mental Health within the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School.  She is also the Founding Executive Director of Lifeline4Moms, a center which aims to help the health care community optimize maternal mental health. Dr. Byatt has had continual federal funding for research focused on developing and testing scalable interventions for addressing depression in medical settings.  Her achievements have led to over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and national presentations and numerous national awards.    


2018 - Present Director, Women’s Mental Health Division, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
2017 - Present Executive Director, Lifeline4Moms, University of Massachusetts Medical School
2013 - Present Medical Director, Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms (MCPAP for Moms), University of Massachusetts Medical School
Present Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Career Development Institute for Psychiatry, NIMH, Grant R25MH090947 (2013)
  • Faculty Scholar Award, UMass Medical School (2011)
  • Semi-Annual Medical Student Teaching Award, UMass Medical School (2010)
  • Junior Faculty Professional Development Program, UMass Medical School (2010)
  • Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, AAMC, Washington DC (2010)
  • Briscoli Award for Resident-Faculty Academic Collaboration, UMass Medical School (2006, 2008)
  • Twelfth Annual Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators, 2007 APA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (2007)
  • UMass Neuropsychiatry Draw-A-Clock Award, UMass Medical School (2007)
  • American Association for Emergency Psychiatry/Janssen Resident Award for 2006, APA Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada (2006)
  • Workshop on Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology Fellow, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology & NIMH, New York, NY (2006)
  • Conferred Fellowship in the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (FAPM), Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Tucson, AZ (2013)
  • Selected for Peers for Promotion Program, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA (2014)
  • Women in Science and Health Achievement Award, Women's Faculty Committee, UMass Medical School (2017)
  • Founding Director of MCPAP for Moms, selected for the 2017 American Psychiatric Association Gold Service Award. New Orleans, LA (2017)
  • Founding Director of MCPAP for Moms, selected for the 2016 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Council of District Chairs Service Award. San Diego, CA (2017)
  • Don R. Lipsitt Award Recipient for Achievement in Integrated and Collaborative Care, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Palm Springs, CA (2017)

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology
UMass Memorial Medical Center/UMass Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655
Office: (508) 856-5812
Fax: (508) 856-6426


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