Erika has been on the Emergency Medicine faculty at Stony Brook since 2003. She completed her training in 1994, a member of Bellevue/NYU’s first entering class in EM. She has held faculty appointments at several medical schools, including Harvard and Tufts. In 1998, she sailed with her husband to Auckland, New Zealand on a 34-foot sloop, and stayed on to work as a consultant in Emergency Medicine for a year. Back in the U.S., she developed interests in medical ethics, serving as chair of Stony Brook Hospital's institutional ethics committee; in practice variation in medicine; and in the problem of nonbeneficial health care and the question of how medical care might better target the real needs of patients. She completed an MPH in 2012.