Megan Ramaiya

PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2022


South Asia Center FLAS Fellow: Summer 2020

Megan Ramaiya is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Washington (UW), specializing in global mental health. Her research interests broadly span the intersections between clinical psychology and global mental health, and largely focus on suicide assessment and intervention development in Nepal. Her dissertation research (funded by the National Institutes of Health) explores interpersonal and cultural domains of emotion regulation in suicidal Nepali youth using qualitative and experimental psychology methods, with the goal of increasing social support in South Asian youth at-risk for suicide. Prior to coming to UW, she worked on developing a clinical competence tool for lay global mental health practitioners, as well as a program evaluation and needs assessment for HIV-positive minority groups in the U.S. and Tanzania. She received her B.S. (in Biology) and M.Sc. (in Global Health) from Duke University.


  • Duke University, M.Sc. in Global Health, 2013
  • Duke University, B.S. in Biology, 2009