• Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Deepa Rao

325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Deepa Rao, Ph.D., M.A. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is also the Associate Director of Global Mental Health and the MPH program in Global Health. Her professional interests are in implementing and disseminating effective behavioral interventions in non-psychiatric settings to improve mental health, reduce stigma, and help people better engage in the care.

  • PhD (Illinois Institute of Technology)
  • MA (University of Chicago)
  • BA (University of Chicago)
Country Affiliations 
  • Kannada
Health Topics 
  • Mental Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Sociobehavioral

Global Mental Health, Stigma Reduction, Chronic Disease, HIV/AIDS, and Social Justice and Human Rights


Rao, D., Kemp, C., Huh, D., Nevin, P., Turan, J., Cohn, S.E., Simoni, J.M., Andrasik, M., Molina, Y., Mugavero, M., French, A.L. (2018). Stigma Reduction Among African American Women with HIV: UNITY Health Study. JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

Rao, D., Andrasik, M., Lipira, L. (2018). HIV Stigma among Black Women in the United States: Intersectionality, Support, Resilience. American Journal of Public Health, 108 (4), 446-448.

Rao, D., Kumar, S., Mohanraj, R., Frey, S., Manhart, L., Kaysen, D. (2016). The Impact of Domestic Violence and Depressive Symptoms on Preterm Birth in South India. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Rao, D., Lipira, L., Kumar, S., Mohanraj, R., Poongothai, S., Tandon, N., Sridhar, G., Katon, W., Narayan, K.M.V., Chwastiak, L., Mohan, V., Ali, M.K. (2016) Input of Stakeholders on Reducing Depressive Symptoms and Improving Diabetes Outcomes in India: Formative Work for the INtegrated DEPrEssioN and Diabetes TreatmENT (INDEPENDENT) Study. International Journal of Non-Communicable Diseases, 1(2), 65-75.