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About Nancy Byatt

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 Associate 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.


Present Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Present Founding Statewide Medical Director, Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms (MCPAP for Moms), University of Massachusetts Medical School

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)

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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