Tory Eisenlohr-Moul

Assistant professor of psychiatry


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Tory Eisenlohr-Moul (Photo: Jenny Fontaine)

Tory Eisenlohr-Moul is assistant professor of psychiatry and associate director of the department’s Women’s Mental Health Research Program.

Eisenlohr-Moul’s research focuses on the emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses to changing hormones across the menstrual cycle in females with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and perimenstrual exacerbation of depression. She is particularly interested in how hormonal changes impact suicidality, substance abuse, and interpersonal problems.

Eisenlohr-Moul is currently using experiments to understand the effects of estradiol, progesterone, and their metabolites on suicide risk. She is also working to better identify and characterize subtypes of PMDD. She has developed and published the first standardized, computer-based assessment and scoring system to diagnose PMDD using two months of patient-provided daily symptom data.

Eisenlohr-Moul received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Kentucky. She completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center and did her postdoctoral training in the pathophysiology of reproductive mood disorders and suicidality at the Center for Women’s Mood Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Subject areas:

  • Menstrual cycle and suicidality
  • Mood disorders and the menstrual cycle
  • Suicide in women
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD/severe PMS)
  • Borderline personality disorder in women
  • Hormonal changes and emotion/cognition in women
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