North Carolina State University
Clinical Psychologist, Doctoral Candidate in Psychology
Betty-Shannon Prevatt is a third year doctoral candidate in the Applied Social and Community Psychology program at North Carolina State University. After obtaining a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from East Carolina University in 2001 she worked in several clinical settings. While in private practice she developed a specialty in reproductive mental health and returned to graduate school to pursue training in community-level program development for perinatal mental health. Her research interests include facilitators and barriers to postpartum mood disorder (PPMD) treatment, peer-support group effectiveness for PPMDs, and improved screening and intervention strategies for PPMDs. Betty-Shannon is expanding her current research to include the postpartum experiences of underrepresented populations, including Hispanic women and people who identify as LGBT, to inform the development of relevant PPMD prevention and intervention programs. In addition to her passion for improving maternal mental health, Betty-Shannon discovered a love for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students while working as an adjunct professor at Meredith College. She has enjoyed the opportunity to teach while at North Carolina State University. Upon graduation in May 2018, she will be seeking a faculty position where she will be able to combine her research interests with teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.