Erica Whiting, BS
Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Erica is a research coordinator for the BRiTE Center, and currently manages the day-to-day operations of the mHealth for Early Psychosis Program. These studies develop and test mobile health interventions to support young people experiencing psychosis connect to treatment, as well as to aid their caregivers to further help reduce the duration of untreated psychosis.
Erica graduated with a BS in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. They have undergraduate experience researching social perception and reward processing in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, which has contributed to their interest in serious mental illness. Erica then went on to join the Peace Corps, where she taught English as a second language in a secondary education school in Ukraine. She served as a member of the AmeriCorps as well and worked to increase the number of college students completing their degrees. While service and education equity are important to Erica, research and psychology remain their main passion. They are grateful to be part of the BRiTE Center!
Outside of work, Erica can be found continuing their ambitious goal of ranking the coffee shops in Seattle, or taking nature walks with the hope of spotting some frogs.