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Nancy Byatt, an iSPARC, researcher featured a Boston 25 News article!

Date Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Nancy ByattNancy Byatt, an iSPARC researcher, is featured in this Boston 25 News article, App Helps Doctors Screen New Moms for Postpartum Depression. 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. 

An estimated 1 in 7 new mothers suffer from postpartum depression. Too often, it goes undiagnosed and untreated, prolonging the pain and suffering. The article describes a new app developed by researchers at the UMass Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute is hoping to help change that. The app is aimed at helping doctors screen patients more effectively for perinatal and postpartum depression. The app, called Lifeline4Moms, guides an OB-GYN through possible symptoms and courses of action. Find the rest of the article here.

Learn more about iSPARC’s parent and family mental health research here.