We present the first models of extreme-mass-ratio inspirals within the effective-one-body (EOB) formalism, focusing on quasicircular orbits into nonrotating black holes. We show that the phase difference and (Newtonian-normalized) amplitude difference between analytical EOB and numerical Teukolsky-based gravitational waveforms can be reduced to 10-1rad and 2×10-3, respectively, after a 2-year evolution. The inclusion of post-Newtonian self-force terms in the EOB approach leads to a phase disagreement of ∼6-27rad after a 2-year evolution. Such inclusion could also allow for the EOB modeling of waveforms from intermediate-mass-ratio, quasicircular inspirals.
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