About Kimberly Nordstrom

Dr. Kimberly Nordstrom received her medical and legal degrees at Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine and School of Law, respectively. She trained in psychiatry at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Nordstrom has worked in the fields of general adult, emergency, and forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Nordstrom joined the emergency psychiatry team at the University of Colorado Hospital in November of 2019 and continues to be the Medical Director for Behavioral Health & Health Strategy at Colorado Access. Prior to this she held the posts of Medical Director of the Office of Behavioral Health and the Division Director for the Colorado Mental Health Institutes for the State of Colorado. For years, she worked as the Medical Director for Psychiatric Emergency Services at Denver Health Medical Center which was an administrative, clinical and teaching position. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and board certified in general adult psychiatry. Dr. Nordstrom has researched and written extensively in the field of behavioral emergencies. Her work can be found in both psychiatry and emergency medicine journals and texts. She was a lead contributor for the ICAR2E Tool (emergency department recommendations for suicide prevention). Dr. Nordstrom has spoken on various behavioral emergency topics nationally and internationally. She has served as the Chair of the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies and President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.