Erickson leads SWHR’s innovative science programs to increase awareness of and investment in women’s health and sex differences research.
She previously worked as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, where she supported data science programs, provided insights from cognitive and developmental psychology, organized interdisciplinary dialogues, and contributed to communication efforts.
Prior to working at NSF, Erickson completed postdoctoral work at the University of Maryland and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. She earned her PhD in Developmental Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.
Erickson has written 15 published peer-reviewed articles, contributed to several books, reports, and blogs, and presented her research at numerous scientific conventions. She is also proficient in German and received a bachelor’s degree in the language at the University of Maryland.