Eynav E. Accortt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eynav E. Accortt, PhD

Reproductive Psychology
444 S San Vicente Blvd #1002
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Eynav E. Accortt, PhD

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Clinical Psychology

Eynav Accortt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. Her 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 and heart disease in women. She is also interested in the association between maternal mental health and adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes (like preeclampsia). Dr. Accortt is currently conducting four ongoing, IRB-approved research studies: The PROVIDE study: Preeclampsia Research on Vitamin D, Inflammation, & Depression; the Postpartum Heart Health Registry and Biorepository; The Precision Health Study; and the MFCU/NICU Mental Health Screening Study.

  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, 1999
  • Master's: University of Arizona Health Sciences, 2005
  • Doctorate: University of Arizona Health Sciences, 2009
  • Internship: Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2009
  • Post Doctorate: University of California, Los Angeles School of Me, 2012
  • Testified at the California State Senate Health Committee Hearing in Sacramento in support for AB 2193 (in support of postpartum depression screening and insurer case management)., 6/27/2018
  • Mitchell Goldstein Dedication to Community Award from The Perinatal Advisory Council/Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC), 6/13/2019
  • Maternal Mental Health NOW Volunteer Champion Award, 2/15/2019

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, 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.


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