Erick Messias MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Psychiatry (College of Medicine)
Associate Professor (Secondary), Department of Epidemiology


Contact Information

Office: COM Mail Slot 568
Phone: 501-526-8232
501-257-1710 (VA)


2004 – PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Psychiatric Epidemiology
2002 – MPH, Johns Hopkins University,  Public Health
1996 – MD, Federal University of Ceará

Research Interest

Schizophrenia; Depression;  Suicide

Research Projects

Use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia (Center for Translational Neurosciences UAMS – NIH)

Courses Taught

PBHL 9183: Psychiatric Epidemiology

Recent Publications

Larsen CP, Messias NC, Silva FG, Messias E, Walker PD. Determination of primary versus secondary membranous glomerulopathy utilizing phospholipase A2 receptor staining in renal biopsies. Mod Pathol. 2013 May;26(5):709-15. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2012.207. Epub 2012 Nov 30. PubMed PMID: 23196797.

Messias E, Everett B. Dextromethorphan and quinidine combination in emotional lability associated with depression: a case report. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2012;14(5). doi:pii: PCC.12l01400. 10.4088/PCC.12l01400. Epub 2012 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 23469325; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3583766.

Fitzgerald CT, Messias E, Buysse DJ. Teen sleep and suicidality: results from the youth risk behavior surveys of 2007 and 2009. J Clin Sleep Med. 2011 Aug 15;7(4):351-6. doi: 10.5664/JCSM.1188. PubMed PMID: 21897771; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3161767.

Messias E, Eaton WW, Grooms AN. Economic grand rounds: Income inequality and depression prevalence across the United States: an ecological study. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jul;62(7):710-2. doi: 10.1176/ PubMed PMID: 21724781.

Ogburn KM, Messias E, Buckley PF. New-age patient communications through social networks. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2011 Mar-Apr;33(2):200.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2010.08.006. Epub 2011 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 21596215.