Ian M Bennett
Professor Tenure


Dr. Bennett is a physician scientist who has focused his scholarly and clinical career on the delivery of primary health services to vulnerable populations in the US and in developing countries. He is a family physician providing full spectrum primary care including obstetric, family planning, pediatric and general adult health care. The targets of his scholarship are understanding and improving disparities in maternal-child health services seen in populations that have suffered from long standing inequities including race/ethnic minority and economically impoverished communities. Initial investigations related to literacy and maternal health identified the link between low literacy in a woman's primary language and increased risk of perinatal depression. This work on what we now call social determinants of health and perinatal mental health led to his ongoing focus on perinatal mental health and risk of suicide. He conducts health services research in the implementation of evidence based models in primary care with a focus on mental health in the context of pregnancy and postpartum. He has particular expertise in the delivery of health services within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and is the PI of a national randomized trial of the implementation of collaborative care for perinatal depression in health centers. He completed a fellowship in the Implementation Research Institute funded by the NIH at Washington University. He has also been funded by the AHRQ and Grand Challenges Canada to study mHealth strategies to extend the reach of services for women from vulnerable populations in pregnancy in the US, Vietnam, and Nigeria.



Al Achkar M, Bennett IM, Chwastiak L, Hoeft T, Normoyle T, Vredevoogd M, Patterson DG Telepsychiatric consultation as a training and workforce development strategy for rural primary care. Ann Fam Med. Sep 2020

Kola L, Bennett IM, Bhat A, Ayinde OO, Oladeji BD, Abiona D, Abdumalik J, Faregh N, Collins PY, Gureje O Stigma and utilization of treatment for adolescent perinatal depression in ibadan nigeria. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. May 2020

Bhat A, Bennett IM, Bauer AM, Beidas RS, Eriksen W, Barg FK, Gold R, Unützer J Longitudinal remote coaching for implementation of perinatal collaborative care: A mixed-methods analysis. Psychiatr Serv. May 2020

Stadnick N A, Sadler E, Sandall J, Fernandez Turienzo C, Bennett IM, Borkan J, Oladeji B, Gureje O, Aarons GA, Sklar M Comparative Case Studies in Integrated Care Implementation from Across the Globe: A Quest for Action. BMC Health Services Research. Nov 2019

Connors-Edge NA, Kralet S, McKelvey L, Jarrett DM, Sublett JB, Bennett IM Training Residents in Maternal Depression Care to Improve Child Health: A CERA Study.. Family Medicine. Oct 2019

Seymour JW,Frasso R, Shofer FS, Bennett IM, Cohort study of early literacy and childbearing over the reproductive lifecourse.. BMJ Open. Jan 2017

Perez L, Morales KH, Klusaritz H, Han X, Huang J, Rogers M, Bennett IM, Rand CS, Ndicu G, Apter AJ A health care navigation tool assesses asthma self-management and health literacy.. J Allergy Clin Immunol. Dec 2016

Bazo-Alvarez JC, Bazo-Alvarez OA, Aguila J, Peralta F, Mormontoy W, Bennett IM [Psychometric properties of the third version of family adaptability and cohesion evaluation scales (FACES-III): a study of peruvian adolescents].. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. Jul-Sep 2016

Rosener SE,Barr WB, Frayne DJ, Barash JH, Gross ME, Bennett IM, Interconception Care for Mothers During Well-Child Visits With Family Physicians: An IMPLICIT Network Study.. Ann Fam Med. Jul 2016

Hernandez-Mekonnen R,Duggan EK, Oliveros-Rosen L, Gerdes M, Wortham S, Ludmir J, Bennett IM, Health Literacy in Unauthorized Mexican Immigrant Mothers and Risk of Developmental Delay in their Children.. J Immigr Minor Health. Nov 2015


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Al Achkar M, Bennett IM, Chwastiak L, Hoeft T, Normoyle T, Vredevoogd M, Patterson DG. Telepsychiatric consultation as a training and workforce development strategy for rural primary care Ann Fam Med 18(5):438-445 09-01-2020