Eynav Accortt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Eynav Accortt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eynav Accortt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on mood and anxiety disorders during the female reproductive life course and in response to chronic illness. She studies the physiological processes that are associated with higher risk for depression and anxiety in pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, and following diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. She is also interested in the association between maternal mental health and adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. Dr. Accortt is currently conducting two ongoing, IRB-approved research studies: The PROVIDE study: Preeclampsia Research on Vitamin D, Inflammation, & Depression ( and the Postpartum Heart Health Registry and Biorepository (

  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, 1999
  • Master's: University of Arizona, 2005
  • Internship: Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2009
  • Doctorate: University of Arizona, 2009
  • Post Doctorate: UCLA, 2012

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Accortt EE, Wong MS. It Is Time for Routine Screening for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Obstetrics and Gynecology Settings. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2017 Sep;72(9):553-568.
  • Accortt EE, Mirocha J, Dunkel Schetter C, Hobel CJ. Adverse Perinatal Outcomes and Postpartum Multi-Systemic Dysregulation: Adding Vitamin D Deficiency to the Allostatic Load Index. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Mar;21(3):398-406.
  • Accortt EE, Dunkel Schetter C, Peters RM, Cassidy-Bushrow AE. Lower prenatal vitamin D status and postpartum depressive symptomatology in African American women: Preliminary evidence for moderation by inflammatory cytokines. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015;1-11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Accortt EE, Bower JE, Stanton AL, Ganz PA. Depression and vasomotor symptoms in young breast cancer survivors: the mediating role of sleep disturbance. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015;18(3):565-568.
  • Accortt EE, Cheadle A, Dunkel Schetter C. Prenatal depression and adverse birth outcomes: an updated systematic review. Matern Child Health J. 2015;19(6):1306-1337.
  • Accortt EE, Bismark A, Schneider T, Allen JJB. Diagnosing premenstrual dysphoric disorder: the reliability of a structured clinical interview. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2011;14:265-267.
  • Accortt EE, Stewart JL, Coan JA, Manber R, Allen JJB. Prefrontal brain asymmetry and pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder symptomatology. J Affect Disord. 2011;128(1-2):178-183. PMID: 20833433.

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