Welcome to the SUMMIT Trial website

A study to increase access to mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers

The Study in a few words


Our study aims to improve access to mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers.


Talk therapies are preferred by women over medication, but only 1 in 5 women are treated with talk therapy.


We are investigating different ways to deliver a talk therapy that may reduce barriers and increase access.


The study will run from Jan 2020 - May 2024 across three major North American cities.


Participants Enrolled in Study


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Participants Completed Trial


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Examine who can effectively deliver psychological treatments

Is a psychological treatment delivered by a trained non-specialist provider as effective as one delivered by a specialist?

Examine how psychological treatments can be delivered

Is a psychological treatment delivered through telemedicine as effective as in person?

Examine what helps and hinders the scale up of delivering psychological treatments

Are we able to deliver an effective and accessible psychological treatment within the current health care system?

Discover The Study

Study Leads

Our team brings extensive, collaborative experience in real-world studies worldwide in the prevention and treatment of perinatal mental health.

Meet The Whole Team

Daisy Singla

Daisy Radha Singla, PhD

Samantha Meltzer-Brody

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH

Richard Silver

Richard Silver, MD

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Research reported in this study is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Award (PCS-2018C1-10621). See more.

The economic evaluation of SUMMIT is supported by New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Award (NFRFE-2022-00557). See more.