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Erin N. Bider, M.D.

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Director, Director of the Maternal Mental Health Program , Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Background

Erin Bider, M.D., is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She also serves as director of the Maternal Mental Health Clinic at The University of Kansas Health System.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2021, Dr. Bider completed her residency in adult psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), where she earned the 2021 Lloyd Rader, M.D., Award for outstanding medical student teaching and the 2021 Golden Scallop Award as the resident with the top engagement during the 2020-21 recruitment season. She also was recognized at UAMS as the PRI Resident of the Year in 2018.

She earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kansas.

In addition to serving as an active lecturer to medical students and residents as well as at Continuing Medical Education events, Dr. Bider is a rising scholar credited with numerous research poster presentations at national meetings and a growing number of peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Bider’s professional affiliations include the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association, Gold Humanism Honor Society, Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society, Women Philanthropists 4 KU, and the University of Kansas Alumni Mentoring Program.

Education and Training
  • BA, Psychology , University of Kansas, Lawrence, KANSAS
  • MD, Medicine , University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Internship, psychiatry , University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • Residency, Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR



Dr. Bider’s research interests include the effect of trauma and PTSD on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She also is part of a grant program called Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC), which is designed to increase timely detection, assessment, treatment, and referral of pregnant and postpartum women experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and/or perinatal substance use disorders using evidence-based practices. The program is funded through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Current Research and Grants
  • Kansas Connecting Communities (KCC) Perinatal Psychiatry, Kansas Department of Health and Environment