Eva Ihle, PhD, MD


Dr. Eva C. Ihle is a neuroscientist and board-certified psychiatrist who treats children, adolescents and adults. She is the associate director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Out-Patient clinics, and attends on the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison service at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Ihle has joint appointments in the departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. She is a Health Sciences associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Ihle earned a medical degree and doctorate in neurobiology at the University of Chicago through their Medical Scientist Training program. She completed a general adult psychiatry residency and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. In her research, she has studied social behaviors in songbirds and a mouse model for autism, as well as the mechanisms of salutogenesis in individuals under stress.

Board Certification

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Eva Ihle


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2000


UCSF Medical Center, Psychiatry 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ihle EC, van der Hart M, Jongsma M, Tecott LH, Doupe AJ. Dopamine physiology in the basal ganglia of male zebra finches during social stimulation. Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Jun; 41(12):1506-14.
  2. Ihle EC, Ritsher JB, Kanas N. Positive psychological outcomes of spaceflight: an empirical study. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Feb; 77(2):93-101.
  3. Ritsher JB, Ihle EC, Kanas N. Positive psychological effects of space missions. Acta Astronaut. 2005 Jul-Oct; 57(2-8):630-3.

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