• Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Director, Global Health MPH Program
Deepa Rao

Hans Rosling Center
3980 15th Ave NE
Room 223
Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98195
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 the Director of the MPH program in the Department of 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 
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Education and Training
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Interventions
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Implementation Science
  • Mental Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

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


Rao, D., Elshafei, A., Nguyen, M., Hatzenbuehler, M.L., Frey, S., Go, V. (2019). Multi-level Stigma Interventions: State of the Science and Future Directions. BMC Medicine, 17(1).

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.

Kemp, C., Lipira, L., Huh, D., Nevin, P.E., Turan, J., Simoni, J.M., Cohn, S.E., Bahk, M., Berzins, B., Andrasik, M., Mugavero, M., Rao, D.* (2019). HIV stigma and viral load among African-American women receiving treatment for HIV: A longitudinal analysis. AIDS, 33(9):1511-1519.

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, 51(2), 225-232.