Deepa Rao

Deepa Rao, MA, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Rao’s professional interests are in designing effective interventions to improve mental health and reduce stigma for vulnerable populations worldwide.  She has specialization in global mental health, stigma reduction, chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, social justice and human rights. She received her PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and her MA and BA from the University of Chicago.

Program Highlights

Key Populations Sensitization Training for Health Care Workers in South Africa
I-TECH South Africa aims to increase uptake of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services by key, at-risk populations, in order to improve primary care ...
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Men’s HIV Self Screening
Through the South African Men's HIV Self-Testing, I-TECH will demonstrate the feasibility and efficacy of an intervention model utilizing community health workers and outreach team leaders to increase uptake of HIV testing and treatment initiation among undiagnosed HIV-positive men ...
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Mental Health Integration (MhINT) Program
In collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and The Knowledge Translation Unit, I-TECH is working with the National Department of Health (NDoH) to strengthen the integration of mental health services into routine chronic care within the primary health care system ...
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Strengthening the Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) Program in South Africa
I-TECH supports the South African Government’s National Department of Health (NDoH) to strengthen its community health workers (CHWs) program so that it promotes linkage, adherence, and retention in care ...
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