Kimberly Erlich, RN, MSN, MPH, CPNP, PMHS is a behavioral health pediatric nurse practitioner practicing in a variety of outpatient psychiatric specialty settings, including intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for children, adolescents, and transition-age youth with depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. She is also a consulting associate faculty member in the pediatric nurse practitioner program of a top-ten school of nursing school, where she develops and teaches pediatric behavioral health curricula. Prior to her current psychiatric specialty practice, she coordinated a regional effort to expand access to mental health services for adolescents in a primary care-behavioral health integration project in a large Northern California health system. She also previously worked as a nurse practitioner in Child Neurology at an academic medical center, where she cared for patients with diverse neurologic disorders, including neurodevelopmental, genetic, learning, demyelinating, and headache disorders. Prior to entering specialty practice, the bulk of her experience has been in pediatric and adolescent primary care.
Ms. Erlich regularly speaks locally and nationally about behavioral health integration and topical areas of developmental-behavioral and mental health. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Yale University, and also holds a Master of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.