• 673 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
20002020

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Research interests

Dr. Erika Saunders' research interests are twofold:

  • First, to identify biomarkers of bipolar disorders that mediate clinical phenotype, and to use those markers to predict and to follow treatment response. Using the tools of translational research, the Saunders lab is currently studying the relationship between mood variability, sleep phenotypes, inflammation, stress hormones and metabolites of polyunsaturated fatty acid pathways.
  • Second, to improve diagnosis and outcome in real-world clinical settings using tools such as systematic assessment and measurement-based care. 

Clinical interests

Dr. Erika Saunders' clinical expertise is in diagnosing and treating mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder.

Professional information

Board certification in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008

Licensed psychiatrist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2008

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health Sciences, Graduate Certificate, The Pennsylvania State University

… → 2014

Heinz C. Prechter Pediatric Bipolar Fellowship, University of Michigan

20062008

Psychiatry, Residency, University of Michigan

20012006

MD, University of Iowa

19962001

BS, University of Michigan

19921996

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Research Output

Developing Dimensional, Pandiagnostic Inhibitory Control Constructs With Self-Report and Neuropsychological Data

Crane, N. A., Vergés, A., Kamali, M., Bhaumik, R., Ryan, K. A., Marshall, D. F., Saunders, E. F. H., Kassel, M. T., Weldon, A. L., McInnis, M. G. & Langenecker, S. A., Jun 1 2020, In : Assessment. 27, 4, p. 787-802 16 p.

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  • 3 Scopus citations

    Development of the National Network of Depression Centers Mood Outcomes Program: A Multisite Platform for Measurement-Based Care

    Zandi, P. P., Wang, Y. H., Patel, P. D., Katzelnick, D., Turvey, C. L., Wright, J. H., Ajilore, O., Coryell, W., Schneck, C. D., Guille, C., Saunders, E. F. H., Lazarus, S. A., Cuellar, V. A., Selvaraj, S., Dill Rinvelt, P., Greden, J. F. & DePaulo, J. R., May 1 2020, In : Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 71, 5, p. 456-464 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effect of creative writing on mood in patients with cancer

    Zhu, J., Hussain, M., Joshi, A., Truica, C. I., Nesterova, D., Collins, J., Saunders, E. F. H., Hayes, M., Drabick, J. J. & Joshi, M., Mar 1 2020, In : BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. 10, 1, p. 64-67 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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