Maternal Mental Health: an epidemic within a pandemic with guest Dr Jason James, MD – The Smart Human Podcast #7


Dr. Jason James is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who has been in private practice in the Miami area since 2003. He is the immediate past Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is currently the Vice President of the Medical Staff at Baptist Hospital. Dr. James completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at the University of Miami. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was recognized for his outstanding teaching skills.

Dr. James has a special interest in postpartum depression and was named the 2010 ACOG Issue of the Year Research Award Recipient for postpartum depression research. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer for MomsWell, a maternal health platform that supports the clinical decision-making providers need to identify, educate, and support patients with maternal mental health complications, like postpartum depression. For at-risk patients, MomsWell provides a lifeline as they navigate towards recovery providing access to care through tailored digital referrals, brief care coordination, and ongoing support.


Apart from his practice of medicine, Dr. James is a national speaker and well-regarded expert and key opinion leader on various topics, including the prevention of elective early-term deliveries, umbilical cord blood banking, postpartum depression, and contraceptive technology. He is the symposium director of the annual Sanford Cole Memorial Ob/Gyn Symposium in Miami, Florida. Dr. James is fluent in English and Spanish and is welcoming new patients. He enjoys spending his free time traveling around the world with his wife, Lisa, and three children. You can follow Dr. James on Twitter at @drjasonjames or learn more at

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