Erika Nurmi, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Nurmi is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the David Geffen School of Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program, faculty in the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Clinic, and director of a molecular and computational genetics laboratory in the Semel Institute UCLA Semel Institute.
Dr. Nurmi completed her medical and neuroscience doctoral training at Vanderbilt University and joined the UCLA Department of Psychiatry during her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship training. She is the recipient of a career development award from the NIMH, a Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Award, and awards from the Tourette Syndrome Association and the Friends of the Semel Institute.
Dr. Nurmi's research focuses on the genetic basis of obsessive-compulsive disorder and tic disorders, employing next generation molecular and computational approaches. Collaborative projects involve investigating pharmacogenomic factors in the treatment of autism, ADHD, and anxiety with Dr. James McCracken and examining genetic predictors of imaging endophenotypes with Dr. Edythe London.