Nora Erickson, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Nora Erickson

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
2025 E. River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, Michigan

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

MS, Clinical Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA


Dr. Nora Erickson is a clinical child psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Minnesota Medical School. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington State University and completed both a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her clinical and research work focuses on the intersection between perinatal well-being and early childhood mental health, with a specific emphasis on trauma, toxic stress, and resiliency. Dr. Erickson has prior training in several evidence-based early childhood interventions, including intergenerational and group-based modalities.



Erickson, N. L., Gartstein, M. A., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2016). Infant predictors of toddler effortful control: A multi-method developmentally sensitive approach. Infant and Child Development, 26, e1971. Published online in Wiley Online Library. doi: 10.1002/icd.1971

Gartstein, M. A., Antonio Carranza, J., Galian, M. D., Erickson, N. L., & Potapova, N. (2016). Cross cultural comparisons of infant fear: A multi-method study in Spain and the US. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 47, 1178-1193. doi: 10.1177/0022022116663851

Erickson, N. L., Gartstein, M. A., & Walsh Dotson, J. A. (2017). A review of prenatal maternal mental health and the development of infant temperament. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 46, 588-600. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.03.008

Menke, R. A., Swanson, L., Erickson, N. L., Raglan, G. B., Thompson, S, Bullard, K. B… Muzik, M. (2018). Childhood adversity and sleep are associated with symptom severity in perinatal women presenting for psychiatric care. Archives of Women’s Mental Health. doi: 10.1007/s00737-018- 0914-2

Erickson, N. L., Julian, M., & Muzik, M. (2019). Perinatal depression, PTSD, and trauma: Impact on mother-infant attachment and interventions to mitigate the transmission of risk. International Review of Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2018.1563529.

Erickson, N. L., Hancock, G. R., Oberlander, T.F., Brain, U., Grunau, R. E., & Gartstein, M. A. (2019). Prenatal SSRI antidepressant use and maternal internalizing symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum: Exploring effects on infant temperament trajectories for boys and girls. Journal of Affective Disorders, 258, 179-194. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.08.003

Gartstein, M. A., Erickson, N. L., Cooijmans, K. H. M., Hancock, G. R., Zijlmans, M.A.C., & de Weerth, C. (2019). Is prenatal maternal distress context-dependent? Comparing United States and the Netherlands. Journal of Affective Disorders, 260, 710-715. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.09.048

Rosenblum, K., Muzik, M., Jester, J., Huth-Bocks, A., Erickson, N. L., Ludtke, M…and the Michigan Collaborative for Infant Mental Health Research. (2020). Community-delivered publicly-funded Infant Parent Psychotherapy improves sensitive caregiving: Evaluation of the Michigan Model of Infant Mental Health Home Visiting. Infant Mental Health Journal, 41, 178-190.

Erickson, N. L., Gartstein, M. A., Hancock, G. R., & Neumann, A. (2020). Baby Preparation and Worry Scale (Baby-PAWS): Instrument development and psychometric evaluation. Early Human Development, 147, 10580-10580. 


Board Certifications

Licensed Psychologist