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. 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 both in the US and Peru. Dr. Bennett also has active collaborations in Nigeria and Vietnam focused on perinatal depression care. He is the co-director of the Healthier Washington Practice Transformation Support Hub Resource Portal, a project of the Primary Care Innovation Lab, which makes use of a participatory design strategy for its development.