Eraka Bath, MD
Vice Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Director, Child Forensic Services
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Dr. Eraka Bath is board-certified in child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry. She is an associate professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bath specializes in diagnostic assessment and forensic consultation with adolescents, with an emphasis on high-risk youth, including those with histories of trauma, juvenile delinquency and foster-care placement. She has served as the psychiatrist appointed to the Los Angeles County Juvenile Mental Health Court (JMHC), has developed partnerships with the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court system, and consults and provides training to the Delinquency Court System. In addition to maintaining a private practice focused on forensic consultation to attorneys and governmental agencies, she is also an attending psychiatrist to the Westside Regional Center, where she treats individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum, and developmental disorders. Her research focus is on at risk youth population in juvenile justice and foster care settings. Dr. Bath has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as an M.D. from the Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her child-psychiatry and forensic training at the NYU School of Medicine.
Bath Eraka P, Godoy Sarah M, Morris Taylor C, Hammond Ivy, Mondal Sangeeta, Goitom Saron, Farabee David, Barnert Elizabeth S A specialty court for U.S. youth impacted by commercial sexual exploitation Child abuse & neglect, 2020; 100: 104041.
Barnert Elizabeth, Kelly Mikaela, Godoy Sarah, Abrams Laura S, Bath Eraka Behavioral health treatment "Buy-in" among adolescent females with histories of commercial sexual exploitation Child abuse & neglect, 2020; 100: 104042.
Barnert Elizabeth S, Godoy Sarah M, Hammond Ivy, Kelly Mikaela A, Thompson Lindsey R, Mondal Sangeeta, Bath Eraka P Pregnancy Outcomes Among Girls Impacted by Commercial Sexual Exploitation Academic pediatrics, 2019; 100: 104042.
Bath Eraka, Kim Bo-Kyung E, Amani Bita, López Susana A, Milburn Norweeta G Lessons Learned: Challenges and Strategies for Conducting Family-Based Intervention Research in Juvenile Justice Settings Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2019; 58(11): 1038-1041.
Barnert Elizabeth S, Abrams Laura S, Bath Eraka P Solving the High Unmet Behavioral Health Treatment Needs of Adolescents Involved in the Justice System The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2019; 64(6): 687-688.
Tolou-Shams Marina, Yonek Juliet, Galbraith Katharine, Bath Eraka Text Messaging to Enhance Behavioral Health Treatment Engagement Among Justice-Involved Youth: Qualitative and User Testing Study JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2019; 7(4): e10904.
Shadravan Sonya M, Bath Eraka Invoking History and Structural Competency to Minimize Racial Bias The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2019; 47(1): 2-6.
Bath Eraka, Tolou-Shams Marina, Farabee David Mobile Health (mHealth): Building the Case for Adapting Emerging Technologies for Justice-Involved Youth Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2018; 57(12): 903-905.
Kelly Mikaela A, Barnert Elizabeth, Bath Eraka Think, Ask, Act: The Intersectionality of Mental and Reproductive Health for Judicially Involved Girls Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2018; 57(10): 715-718.
AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS FOR:
Career and Research mentorship
Clinical electives: directs juvenile justice rotation for child and adolescent psychiatry fellows