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Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer who specializes in service journalism about mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, HealthThe New York TimesRomperWIRED, and more. A former mental health researcher, she also holds a master's degree in psychology.


Emily’s writing, which often covers the practical application of science, benefits from her wide-ranging background. For example, she knows how to break down big ideas and reach lots of people thanks to her work for the City of Saint Paul as its first sustainable transportation planner. Emily understands scientific thinking and methodology because of her work as a researcher for a cognitive linguistics lab, a group studying PTSD at the Department of Veteran Affairs, and a wildlife survey project in Madagascar. Plus, she is familiar with the fundamentals of clear writing (and teaching) due to her work as a writing instructor during graduate school and as a freelance editor after.


Today, you can find Emily in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she’s run a book club for 10 years and counting, and on social media, where she’s always @EmilyPGErickson. When she’s not writing, Emily loves baking with her three children and long walks without them.

Professional Membership



Twin Cities, Minnesota

Other Memberships

Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)


Fitness & Nutrition, Health & Medicine, Lifestyle, Parenting, Science, Wellness
Behavioral health, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, motherhood, parenting, psychology


Essays, Editing, News, Op-Ed, Web copy

Writing Credits

Everyday Health, Health, Motherly, Motherwell, The New York Times, Parents, Reviewed, Romper, Scary Mommy, WIRED, Verywell Family

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting The Worst
The New York Times
Jan 14, 2021

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