Erika F. H. Saunders, MD

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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


    Psychiatry, Residency, University of Michigan


    MD, University of Iowa


    BS, University of Michigan



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