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CSU Nursing Faculty – Saluting Champions of Excellence in Nursing Research and Practice

Deepika Goyal, PhD, RN, FNP-C
Faculty. Northern California CSU DNP Consortium

Deepika GoyalDr. Goyal is a nurse educator, family nurse practitioner, and nurse researcher who is passionate about maternal mental health, specifically among women of Asian Indian descent. She began her research in 2006 noting Asian Indian women were at a high risk for developing postpartum depression (PPD).1 Her doctoral work continued to examine PPD, specifically the role of fragmented sleep,2 infant temperament, and socioeconomic status.3 More recently, her research findings suggest stigma, shame, and a lack of knowledge regarding PPD symptoms may be keeping Asian Indian women from reporting the early (and most often easily treated) symptoms of PPD.4 Dr. Goyal's research continues to add to the postpartum mental health narrative regarding Asian American women's experience, mental health help-seeking behavior, and preferred management of PPD. Her research findings provide clinicians with the much needed information they need to provide culturally-informed care in an effort to promote optimal maternal-child well-being outcomes.

Dr. Goyal teaches courses in diversity and evidence-based research in the joint CSU Fresno-San Jose State University DNP program and also serves as a DNP project Chair. Dr. Goyal also teaches research methods to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Dr. Goyal continues to maintain a clinical faculty practice, working as a nurse practitioner in an OB/GYN office.

1 Goyal, D., Murphy, S., & Cohen, J. (2006). Immigrant Asian Indian women and postpartum depression. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 35(1), 98-104.

2Goyal, D., Gay, C., & Lee, K. (2009). Fragmented maternal sleep is more strongly correlated with depressive symptoms than infant temperament at three months postpartum. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 12(4), 229-237.

3Goyal, D., Gay, C., & Lee, K (2010). How much does low socioeconomic status increase the risk of prenatal and postpartum depressive symptoms in first time mothers? Women’s Health Issues, 20(2), 96-104.

4Goyal, D., Park V. T., & McNiesh S. (2015). Postpartum depression among Asian Indian mothers. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 40(4), 256-261.

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