Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD


Dr. Eva C. Ihle is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who cares for children, adolescents and adults.

Ihle serves as interim medical director of the Division of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She also directs the hospital’s program to enhance access to psychiatric care for underserved populations by partnering with primary care clinics.

In her research, Ihle has studied social behaviors in songbirds and a mouse model for autism. She also has examined the mechanisms that support health and well-being in individuals under stress.

Ihle earned her medical degree and a doctorate in neurobiology in the University of Chicago Medical Scientist Training Program. At UCSF, she completed a residency in general adult psychiatry, a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Allison Doupe, investigating the biochemistry of social context.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

Conditions & Treatments

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

More about Eva C. Ihle


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2000


UCSF, Psychiatry 2004


UCSF, 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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