Corey L Ericksen DO is the founder of MoodDoctor. Although a family physician for 35 years, he has always had a passion for treatment of mental health. He wrote a book about depression in 1985 to help eliminate the stigma of depression. He has been a national speaker to primary care in topics of depression, bipolar, anxiety and ADHD disorders. He has been on several national advisory boards including Eli Lilly for 12 years. He is founder of Westside Medical and Ericksen Research. The extensive use of scales used in mental health phase III trials contributed to an understanding of simple and complex diagnostic criteria.
Dr Ericksen recently stopped seeing patients to dedicate his time to the development of an online mental health self assessment tool that promotes a more effective treatment model utilizing innovative technology. With a dedicated MoodDoctor staff, he is actively working with groups who have a common goal of promoting early intervention for better outcomes.
Cheryl Ritchie, RN, BSN
Ms. Ritchie has been actively involved in the pharmaceutical and medical device clinical research industry for over 32 years. During the course of her career, she has co-founded two medical research companies, Medical Research Associates of Utah, Inc. and the Institute for Neuroscience Research, Inc. She is also a founding partner of Brain Injury Research Strategies, Inc., winner of the 2015 USC Viterbi School of Engineering Maseeh Entrepreneurship Grand Prize Award.
Ms. Ritchie has lead these companies through her positions as Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
She has served on the University of Utah College of Nursing Development Advisory Board, the APSARD Membership Committee, the Act of Love Charitable Fundraising Committee and the University of Utah Medical Center Foundation Fundraising Committee.
Dr. Tyler Dixon
Dr. Dixon helped to cofound MoodDoctor, along with Dr. Ericksen. A Plain City, Utah native, Dr. Tyler Dixon graduated from Weber High, earned his medical degree at the Midwestern University and completed his residency at the McKay-Dee Family Practice Residency Program in 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Utah Medical Association. He enjoys taking care of the full spectrum of patients from newborn to the elderly. He focuses on preventative care, well child, the treatment of chronic illness, adult care and acute injuries. He also has a special interest in sports medicine. Dr. Dixon and his wife Stacey have 5 children and are passionate about music and also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.
Laura Warburton is the founder and director of Live Hannah’s Hope, 501c3, born out of her 16-year-old daughter’s suicide in 2014. She is a driving force in Utah for suicide awareness and prevention. From 2010, Laura has been an effective youth advocate passing several bills with the Utah Legislature.
Laura is qualified to teach suicide prevention programs SafeTalk and QPR. She is also qualified to facilitate an effective resilience technique called The Work.
Dr. Jeff O’Driscoll
Jeff O’Driscoll, MD, is board certified in Internal medicine and fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians. He has 25 years of experience as emergency room physician at a level-1 trauma center and teaching hospital, where he served as the chair of emergency medicine for eight years. Dr. O’Driscoll currently serves as chief medical officer at ProLung Inc. in Salt Lake City and is past president of Dolor Technology. He is past chairman of regional and corporate pharmacy and therapeutics committees for Intermountain Healthcare (IHC) . He has served as member of Medical Advisory Board, Desert Mutual Benefits Association and is author of several books with a wide range of topics from history to fiction.