Erin Parks, PhD
Director of Outreach and Admissionst
Dr. Erin Parks is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Outreach and Admissions for the UCSD Eating Disorder Center for Treatment & Research. Dr. Parks is a graduate of Northwestern University and UCSD/SDSU's Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, where she specialized in neuropsychology and conducted neuroimaging research of child development. Dr. Parks began working at the UCSD Eating Disorder Center for her post-doctoral fellowship. She has worked as a clinician in the Adolescent Clinic, was the founding manager of the Pediatric Clinic, and co-managed the Adult Clinic. She has also worked as a psychologist on the inpatient Medical Behavioral Unit (MBU) and co-lead the Intensive Family Therapy (IFT) program. As Director of Outreach and Admissions, Dr. Parks current focus is on how to best educate clinicians, parents, and the community about the neurobiological basis of eating disorders and the evidence-based treatments that are now available.
Vivian Lau is the Outreach Coordinator at UCSD Eating Disorders Center. She graduated from UC San Diego with her Bachelors in Human Biology in 2017. Prior to joining the Eating Disorders Center, she worked at UCSD Student Health in Health Promotion Services and worked on health education campaigns discussing nutrition, sleep, and stress for college students. She currently works in the Admissions and Outreach department and manages our social media, marketing, and outreach events.
Student Marketing Assistant
Andre Salehian is a student marketing assistant at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center. He is a third year undergraduate at UC San Diego majoring in International Business. Interested in marketing and digital media, he spends his time doing photography and videography, both professionally and personally. He works in the Admissions and Outreach department assisting with developing our social media content.