Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

COVID-19 Information

Erika L.


, MD, PhD

Associate Professor-in-Residence Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


1994 – University of California at San Diego; La Jolla, CA, B.S., B.A.
2002 – Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN, Ph.D. in Neuroscience
2004 – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Nashville, TN, M.D.
2007 – UCLA, General Psychiatry Residency, Research Track
2010 – UCLA, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Research Track

Research & clinical interests

Dr. Nurmi directs a molecular and computational genetics laboratory, investigating genetic contributions to mental illness vulnerability, psychiatric endophenotypes, and response to treatment. Her research program complements her clinical focus in the Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and Tic Disorders Program, where she provides clinical care, supervises trainees, and conducts clinical and translational research aimed at advancing precision psychiatry. A dedicated educator, Dr. Nurmi enjoys sharing her passion for science and medicine by teaching trainees at all levels and developing innovative educational programs. She co-directs UCLA’s General Psychiatry Residency Research Track and is the Clinical and Research Competence Committee Chair and an Advisor for UCLA’s Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Nurmi’s overarching goal is to develop, teach, and implement biologically based, individualized treatments for mental illness.

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Associate Medical Director, Childhood OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program
Medical Director, Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program
Co-Director, Psychiatry Residency Research Track 
Chair, Clinical and Research Competence Committee
Advisor, UCLA Child Psychiatry T32 Research Training Program
Lectures and training on topics such as genetics in child psychiatry, childhood anxiety and OCD