Erin graduated from medical school at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland and received her bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College. She is currently a pediatrician at Children’s Medical Associates in Ansonia, CT and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field.
Erin lost her son Conor in 2016 when he was just 17 months old. She is an active member of the SUDC community through her work with “Kisses for Conor” to spread kindness in Conor’s memory and raise awareness of SUDC. Erin is also a constant source of support for other SUDC families through the Foundation’s Family Support Facebook page as well as personal outreach. Erin presented on SUDC at Yale School of Medicine’s Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture Series.
Erin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) where she is a member of the Section on Child Death Review and Prevention and previously served as an Assistant District Coordinator for medical students, residents and fellowship trainees. She was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical society in recognition of teaching medical students.
In addition to being an advocate on behalf of the SUDC community, Erin has dedicated herself to helping to improve the investigations of sudden unexpected deaths in infants and young children through the “Sudden Death in Pediatrics: Consensus for Investigation, Certification, Research Direction and Family Needs” project. This project, funded through a grant from the SUDC Foundation to the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) to work collaboratively with the AAP, is working to establish national practice guidelines for investigations, research needs and the sensitive care of families affected by SUDC and sudden, unexpected deaths of infants and young children.
Erin is the proud mom of Conor, as well as two daughters.
Orrin Devinsky, MD, Founding Member
Chelsea Hilbert, LCSW