Dr. Paul Erickson is Medical Director for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He helps lead mental health and substance use programs including inpatient, emergency, consult, residential and intensive outpatient services at the hospital. He helped to start the Bridge Clinic with SB Neighborhood Clinic leadership for walk-in access for substance use disorder patients. He teaches medical students in psychiatry from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He and Dr. Pam Reeves moved to Santa Barbara from the Boston area in 2002, and they enjoy staying in touch with their four young adult children, the youngest of whom is starting medical school in Dublin, Ireland this fall.