Nakita Natala, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Nakita Natala

Contact Info

natal006@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9411

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

Administrative Email
nhampton@umn.edu

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Assistant Professor


University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2009-2013

University of Michigan, 2013-2016

Carleton College, BA in Biology, 2005-2009

Northern Pacific Global Health Research Fogarty Fellowship, Kumasi, Ghana, 2018-2019

Summary

I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has a special interest in cross-cultural psychiatry, global mental health and developmental disorders, particularly Autism. I spent the 2018-2019 academic year living in Ghana as a NIH Fogarty Global Health Research Fellow. My project was focused on exploring resources for children with developmental disorders and disabilities and investigating how primary health care providers view routine developmental screening in Kumasi, Ghana. I plan to build on this foundational work as a faculty member in the department. Clinically, I work as a psychiatrist in the Voyager Pediatric Specialty Clinic with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders and their families. I enjoy working collaboratively with families, schools and other health care providers to individualize care for children with complex mental health needs.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Global Mental Health; Cross-Cultural Psychiatry; Developmental Disorders; Disabilities.

Clinical

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 

Clinical Interests

Cross-Cultural Psychiary Global Mental Health Developmental Disorders and Disabilities