Dr. Erin Accurso is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF, where she also serves as Clinical Director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth and young adults with eating disorders. Her current research through an NIMH-funded K23 award focuses on implementation science and health disparities in the treatment of eating disorders, with the goal of improving access to evidence-based care for underserved diverse youth with eating disorders in the public sector. She is also interested in health care delivery and policies influencing the organization and delivery of publicly-funded mental health and medical services.
Dr. Accurso obtained her B.A. from Dartmouth College and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago through the T32 Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research prior to joining UCSF.