Tory Eisenlohr-Moul

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatry Institute
912 S. Wood Street, Room-335
Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 996-9619
Fax: (312) 413-4265
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PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Eisenlohr-Moul%20TA%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28414965

Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Girdler SS, Johnson JL, Schmidt PJ, Rubinow DR.  Treatment of premenstrual dysphoria with continuous versus intermittent dosing of oral contraceptives: Results of a three-arm randomized controlled trial. Depress Anxiety. 2017 Oct; 34(10): 908-917. PMC5629109

Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Girdler SS, Schmalenberger KM, Dawson DN, Surana P, Johnson JL, Rubinow DR. Toward the Reliable Diagnosis of DSM-5 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: The Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (C-PASS). Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Jan 1; 174(1): 51-59. PMC5205545

Roberts B, Eisenlohr-Moul T, Martel MM. Reproductive steroids and ADHD symptoms across the menstrual cycle. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017 Nov 28; 88: 105-114. PMID: 29197795

Martel MM, Eisenlohr-Moul T, Roberts B. Interactive effects of ovarian steroid hormones on alcohol use and binge drinking across the menstrual cycle. J Abnorm Psychol. 2017 Nov; 126(8): 1104-1113. PMID: 29154570

Dawson DN, Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Paulson JL, Peters JR, Rubinow DR, Girdler SS. Emotion-related impulsivity and rumination predict the perimenstrual severity and trajectory of symptoms in women with a menstrually related mood disorder. J Clin Psychol. 2017 Sep 12. EPub ahead of print. PMID: 28898408

Schmalenberger KM, Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Surana P, Rubinow DR, Girdler SS. Predictors of premenstrual impairment among women undergoing prospective assessment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a cycle-level analysis. Psychol Med. 2017 Jul; 47(9): 1585-1596. PMC5486218

Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Peters JR, Pond RS Jr, DeWall CN. Both trait and state mindfulness predict lower aggressiveness via anger rumination: A multilevel mediation analysis. Mindfulness (N Y). 2016 Jun; 7(3): 713-726. PMC4943669

Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Rubinow DR, Schiller CE, Johnson JL, Leserman J, Girdler SS. Histories of abuse predict stronger within-person covariation of ovarian steroids and mood symptoms in women with menstrually related mood disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 May; 67: 142-52. PMC4811338

Gordon JL, Rubinow DR, Eisenlohr-Moul TA, Leserman J, Girdler SS. Estradiol variability, stressful life events, and the emergence of depressive symptomatology during the menopausal transition. Menopause. 2016 Mar; 23(3): 257-66. PMC4764412

Eisenlohr-Moul TA, DeWall CN, Girdler SS, Segerstrom SC. Ovarian hormones and borderline personality disorder features: Preliminary evidence for interactive effects of estradiol and progesterone. Biol Psychol. 2015 Jul; 109: 37-52. PMC4516641


Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul joins the Women’s Mental Health Research Program in January 2017.

Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul is a clinical scientist studying emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses to changing hormones across the menstrual cycle. Primary outcomes of interest are suicidality, substance abuse, and dysregulated interpersonal functioning (e.g., the interpersonal symptoms of borderline personality disorder or BPD).

The first focus of the Eisenlohr-Moul laboratory is the use of experimental clinical trial methods to examine the effects of perimenstrual withdrawal from estradiol, progesterone, and their neurosteroid metabolites (e.g., allopregnanolone) on acute suicide risk. Early experimental data from Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul’s K99 award indicates that perimenstrual hormone stabilization (vs. withdrawal under placebo) prevents perimenstrual risk for acute suicidality. Further work will compare the effects of estradiol and progesterone stabilization, and will probe various potential neurobiological mediators of these experimental effects. This program of research may help to clarify the basic neurobiological mechanisms of acute changes in suicide risk for both females and males, and may eventually lead to the development of treatments that anticipate and prevent suicide attempts among at-risk individuals.

The second focus of the laboratory is the identification, characterization, and reliable diagnosis of subtypes of psychiatric symptom change across the menstrual cycle. At the diagnostic level, this includes the development of reliable methods for differential diagnosis of (1) the new DSM-5 diagnosis of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), (2) perimenstrual exacerbation of underlying psychiatric disorder (e.g., BPD), and (3) PMDD with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses. During her fellowship in reproductive mood disorders, Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul developed and published the Carolina Premenstrual Assessment Scoring System (or C-PASS), the first fully standardized computerized method for making the new DSM-5 diagnosis of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder using two months of daily symptom ratings. Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul also works with large observational datasets of daily symptom data to examine potential symptom timing subgroups within each of these diagnostic categories that may help to clarify individual differences in the pathophysiologic underpinnings of perimenstrual symptoms that cut across the above diagnostic categories (e.g., early luteal vs. late luteal symptom onset). This work may inform the development of targeted treatments based on the reliable assessment of individual differences in perimenstrual symptom change dynamics.

Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2014 from the University of Kentucky, where her training emphasized translational clinical science, endocrine and immune factors in psychopathology, and advanced statistics. She completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center from 2013-2014 in full-model Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a highly-structured, evidence-based treatment for adults presenting with chronic suicidality. From 2014-2017, Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul received intensive postdoctoral training in the pathophysiology of reproductive mood disorders (premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perinatal mood disorder, and perimenopausal mood disorder) at the Center for Women’s Mood Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a prestigious K99/R00 award from the National Institute of Mental Health in 2016; her work at UIC will begin in 2018 with completion of an R00-funded experiment.  

Menstrual cycle effects on mental health, perimenopausal depression, perinatal mental health, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, GABAergic neurosteroids, psychoneuroimmunology, suicide, substance abuse, interpersonal functioning, impulsive and compulsive disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), perimenstrual exacerbation of underlying disorder (PME), borderline personality disorder (BPD) assessment and diagnosis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), women’s mental health



University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 355-5534
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Alison K. Newman, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry

Dr. Alison Newman is a clinical health psychologist. She graduated from University of Arizona after majoring in Psychology. She then moved to San Diego in 2006 where she began her graduate education in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed an internship in Clinical Health Psychology at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Following internship, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she completed a two-year fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at the Cleveland Clinic. After completion, she moved to the Chicago region and began working at NorthShore University HealthSystem where she worked in bariatric behavioral health, behavioral weight management, and conducted psychotherapy with a variety of medical populations. She also held administrative responsibilities as the Program Director for Behavioral Weight Management services. Dr. Newman recently came to UI Health to become a member of the Bariatric Surgery service, where she conducts pre-surgical evaluations and follows patients pre- and post-operatively. Dr. Newman is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology.





University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Institute
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913
Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 996-6217 
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Assisant: Marisela Villarreal
Office Phone: (312) 996-6217 
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Soble, J. R., Santos, O. A., Bain, K. M., Kirton, J. W., Bailey, K. C., Critchfield, E. A., O’Rourke, J. J. F., Highsmith, J. M., & Gonzalez, D. A. (2017). The Dot Counting Test adds up: Validation and response pattern analysis in a mixed clinical veteran sample. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.

Bain, K. M., & Soble, J. R. (2017). Validation of the Advanced Clinical Solutions Word Choice Test (WCT) in a mixed clinical sample: Establishing classification accuracy, sensitivity/specificity, and cutoff scores. Assessment.

Soble, J. R., Critchfield, E. C. & O’Rourke, J. J. F. (2017).  Neuropsychological evaluation in TBI. [Special issue]. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 28, 339-350.

Gonzalez, D. A., & Soble, J. R. (2017). Corticobasal syndrome due to sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: A review and neuropsychological case report.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 31, 676-689.

Soble, J. R., Eichstaedt, K. E., Mattingly, M. L., Vale, F. L., Benbadis, S. R., Rodgers-Neame, N. T. & Schoenberg, M. R.  (2016). Utility of Green’s Word Memory Test Free Recall (FR) score as a measure of verbal memory: Initial evidence from an epilepsy patient sample. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31, 79-87.

Vanderploeg, R. D., Silva, M. A., Soble, J. R., Curtiss, G., Belanger, H. B., Donnell, A. J., & Scott, S. G.  (2015).  The structure of postconcussion symptoms on the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory: A comparison of alternative models.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 30, 1-11.

Soble, J. R., Silva, M. A., Vanderploeg, R. D., Curtiss, G., Belanger, H. B., Donnell, A. J., & Scott, S. G.  (2014).  Normative data for the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI) and postconcussion symptom profiles among TBI, PTSD, and nonclinical samples.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28(4), 614-632. 

Soble, J. R., Eichstaedt, K. E., Waseem, H., Mattingly, M. L., Benbadis, S. R., Bozorg, A. M., Vale, F. L., & Schoenberg, M. R. (2014).  Clinical utility of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) in predicting laterality of temporal lobe epilepsy among surgical candidates. Epilepsy & Behavior, 41, 232-237. 

Soble, J. R., Spanierman, L. B., & Fitzgerald Smith, J. (2013).  Neuropsychological functioning of combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 551-561.

Jason R. Soble, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Soble is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a 1-year Clinical Psychology Internship and 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. While on Fellowship, he also completed training at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Prior to joining the faculty at UIC, he was a Staff Neuropsychologist at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of adults with dementia, complex neurological/medical disorders, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as personality assessment and working with veteran/active duty military populations. His research broadly investigates the psychometric/diagnostic properties and clinical utility of neuropsychological tests (e.g., performance validity tests), TBI, and epilepsy.

Neuropsychological Assessment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Neurobehavioral Examination
Performance Validity Assessment
Objective Personality Assessment
Test Development/Validation
Clinical Neuropsychology Training

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
American Psychological Association (APA) 
APA Division 40–Society for Clinical Neuropsychology




University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
Institute for Juvenile Research
1747 W Roosevelt Rd, Rm 190, Chicago, IL 60608

Office Phone: (312) 996-0434 
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“Psychological Treatment and Management” Lange Q&A Psychiatry, 11th edition, 2016, Awaiting publication

“Eating Disorders”. “Sleep-Wake Disorders”, “Psychotherapies”, and “Forensic Psychiatry”, First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, Ganti, Latha, Kaufman, Matthew, and Blitzstein, Sean. First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, Fourth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2016.


Kelley A. Volpe, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Medical Director, Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Clinic (PSADC)
Associate Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Volpe is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorder Clinic. She is also the Associate Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Volpe is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders; particularly selective mutism, OCD, and posttraumatic stress disorder. She focuses on implementing evidence based treatments for these and other anxiety disorders. In addition, she is interested in collaborating with primary care providers to disseminate high quality mental health care to in need populations with less access to child psychiatrists. She works with the Illinois DocAssist program providing education and consultation to pediatric primary care providers as well as teaching trainees within the hospital and college of medicine.

Poster Presentations

Pediatric Primary Care Provider Opinions about Mental Health Information;” Alex Chevalier MD, Amber May MD, Kelley Volpe MD, Roberta Paikoff-Holzmueller PhD; 8th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum, Chicago, IL, September 28, 2017

Bridging the Gap: Trauma Informed Care for Pediatric Residents”, Kelley Volpe MD and Toya Clay MD, AACAP Annual Meeting Special Program, San Antonio, TX, October 26, 2015

C.A.R.E.S.: Clinicians Acting to Reinforce Empathetic Skill,” Joshua Nathan, MD; Amber May, MD; Kelley Volpe, MD; Kathleen Bock, BA; Martin Hurm, MFA; Robert Kiser, BS; Laura McKenzie, BS; Shole Milos; Lynda Shadrake, BS; Fred A. Zar, MD; Sean M. Blitzstein, MD; Geraldine S. Fox, MD, MHPE, ADMSEP Annual Meeting, Stowe, VT, June 18-20, 2015 and AAP Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 16-19, 2015

 “Psychiatric Vital Signs:  Quality Improvement through Screening Forms,” Kelley Volpe, MD; Brandon Corbett, DO; Amber May, MD; Christopher Mestrezat, MD; Nima Sheth, MD; Reza Tadayon-Nejad MD PhD; Theresa Sripada, MD; Olusola Ajilore MD PhD NNDC 2014 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 22-24, 2014 



University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
912 S. Wood Street, MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone: (312) 996-6217
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assistant: Marisela Villarreal
Office Phone: (312) 996-6217
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Lea M. Ventura, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Dr. Ventura is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She completed a 1-year Clinical Internship in Pediatric Psychology at Rush University Medical Center and a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests include the neuropsychological assessment of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of medical, neurodevelopmental, genetic, psychiatric, and learning disorders. Dr. Ventura’s research broadly aims to understand the neurocognitive sequelae of complex medical conditions, as well as the effects of their treatments.



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