Erick Messias, M.D.

Dr. Erick Messias is an associate professor of Psychiatry and medical director of the Walker Family Clinic at the Psychiatric Research Institute. Dr. Messias practices psychiatry with an emphasis in narrative and existential therapy, and conducts epidemiology research on areas including schizophrenia risk factors, depression and suicide links to physical illness.

Professional Certifications and Education

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002
  • University: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004.
  • University: Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004
  • University: M.D. DEGREE: Federal University of Ceara (Brazil), 1996


  • Psychiatry
  • Narrative and Existential Therapy
  • Schizophrenia Risk Factors
  • Depression and suicide links to physical illness

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Clinic Location

Type of Doctor

  • For Adults

Institute Affiliations

  • Psychiatric Research Institute

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine
    Department: Psychiatry

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