Erin C. Accurso, PhD

Contact Information
401 Parnassus Ave., Rm 166
UCSF Box 0984
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States
+1 415 476-5139
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Dr. Accurso is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine. Her research focuses on children’s mental health service delivery, with the ultimate goal of improving effective dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in community-based settings, particularly for underserved minority populations. In particular, Dr. Accurso is interested in improving mental health services and promoting health equity for youth with eating disorders. Dr. Accurso received a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University (SDSU) / University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Joint Doctoral Program. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago through the T32 Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research. Dr. Accurso joined the faculty at UCSF Department of Psychiatry in 2015.

Honors and Awards
Early Career Investigator Award, Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), 2015
Child Intervention and Prevention Services (CHIPS) Fellow, National Institutes of Mental Health, 2014
Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Award, National Institutes of Health, 2013-2016
Publications
Anderson K, Accurso EC, Kinasz KR, Le Grange D. Residents' and Fellows' Knowledge and Attitudes About Eating Disorders at an Academic Medical Center. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Nov 23.
Goldschmidt AB, Accurso EC, Crosby RD, Cao L, Ellison J, Smith TL, Klein MH, Mitchell JE, Crow SJ, Wonderlich SA, Peterson CB. Association between objective and subjective binge eating and psychopathology during a psychological treatment trial for bulimic symptoms. Appetite. 2016 Dec 01; 107:471-477.
Accurso EC, Lebow J, Murray SB, Kass AE, Le Grange D. The relation of weight suppression and BMIz to bulimic symptoms in youth with bulimia nervosa. J Eat Disord. 2016; 4:21.
Mak GZ, Lucchetti AR, Drossos T, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Accurso EC, Stiles-Shields C, Newman EA, Skelly CL. Pediatric Chronic Abdominal Pain and Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: A Review and Psychosocial Comparison. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Jul 1; 45(7):e257-64.
Goldschmidt AB, Accurso EC, O'Brien S, Kara Fitzpatrick K, Lock JD, Le Grange D. The importance of loss of control while eating in adolescents with purging disorder. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Mar 10.
Kinasz K, Accurso EC, Kass AE, Le Grange D. Does Sex Matter in the Clinical Presentation of Eating Disorders in Youth? J Adolesc Health. 2016 Apr; 58(4):410-6.
Accurso EC, Wonderlich SA, Crosby RD, Smith TL, Klein MH, Mitchell JE, Crow SJ, Berg KC, Peterson CB. Predictors and moderators of treatment outcome in a randomized clinical trial for adults with symptoms of bulimia nervosa. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Feb; 84(2):178-84.
Byrne CE, Kass AE, Accurso EC, Fischer S, O'Brien S, Goodyear A, Lock J, Le Grange D. Overvaluation of shape and weight in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: does shape concern or weight concern matter more for treatment outcome? J Eat Disord. 2015; 3:49.
Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Ciao AC, Accurso EC. A naturalistic examination of social comparisons and disordered eating thoughts, urges, and behaviors in college women. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Feb; 49(2):143-52.
Accurso EC, Garland AF, Haine-Schlagel R, Brookman-Frazee L, Baker-Ericzén MJ. Factors contributing to reduced caregiver strain in a publicly-funded child mental health system. J Emot Behav Disord. 2015 Sep 1; 23(3):131-143.
Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Accurso EC, Ciao AC, Crosby RD, Cao L, Pisetsky EM, Le Grange D, Peterson CB, Crow SJ, Engel SG, Mitchell JE, Wonderlich SA. Restrictive eating in anorexia nervosa: Examining maintenance and consequences in the natural environment. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Nov; 48(7):923-31.
Kass AE, Accurso EC, Goldschmidt AB, Anam S, Byrne CE, Kinasz K, Goodyear A, O'Brien S, Le Grange D. Picking and nibbling in children and adolescents with eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Dec; 48(8):1102-5.
Lock J, Le Grange D, Agras WS, Fitzpatrick KK, Jo B, Accurso E, Forsberg S, Anderson K, Arnow K, Stainer M. Can adaptive treatment improve outcomes in family-based therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa? Feasibility and treatment effects of a multi-site treatment study. Behav Res Ther. 2015 Oct; 73:90-5.
Rienecke RD, Accurso EC, Lock J, Le Grange D. Expressed Emotion, Family Functioning, and Treatment Outcome for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2016 Jan; 24(1):43-51.
Accurso EC, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Ciao A, Cao L, Crosby RD, Smith TL, Klein MH, Mitchell JE, Crow SJ, Wonderlich SA, Peterson CB. Therapeutic alliance in a randomized clinical trial for bulimia nervosa. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Jun; 83(3):637-42.
Ciao AC, Accurso EC, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Le Grange D. Predictors and moderators of psychological changes during the treatment of adolescent bulimia nervosa. Behav Res Ther. 2015 Jun; 69:48-53.
Byrne CE, Accurso EC, Arnow KD, Lock J, Le Grange D. An exploratory examination of patient and parental self-efficacy as predictors of weight gain in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Nov; 48(7):883-8.
Goldschmidt AB, Accurso EC, Schreiber-Gregory DN, Crosby RD, Cao L, Engel SG, Mitchell JE, Crow SJ, Peterson CB, Le Grange D, Wonderlich SA. Behavioral, emotional, and situational context of purging episodes in anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Apr; 48(3):341-4.
Accurso EC, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Ciao AC, Le Grange D. From efficacy to effectiveness: comparing outcomes for youth with anorexia nervosa treated in research trials versus clinical care. Behav Res Ther. 2015 Feb; 65:36-41.
Accurso EC, Garland AF. Child, caregiver, and therapist perspectives on therapeutic alliance in usual care child psychotherapy. Psychol Assess. 2015 Mar; 27(1):347-52.
Accurso EC, Norman GJ, Crow SJ, Rock CL, Boutelle KN. The role of motivation in family-based guided self-help treatment for pediatric obesity. Child Obes. 2014 Oct; 10(5):392-9.
Le Grange D, Lock J, Accurso EC, Agras WS, Darcy A, Forsberg S, Bryson SW. Relapse from remission at two- to four-year follow-up in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Nov; 53(11):1162-7.
Forsberg S, Fitzpatrick KK, Darcy A, Aspen V, Accurso EC, Bryson SW, Agras S, Arnow KD, Le Grange D, Lock J. Development and evaluation of a treatment fidelity instrument for family-based treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Jan; 48(1):91-9.
Ciao AC, Accurso EC, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Lock J, Le Grange D. Family functioning in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2015 Jan; 48(1):81-90.
Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Ciao AC, Accurso EC, Pisetsky EM, Peterson CB, Byrne CE, Le Grange D. Subjective and objective binge eating in relation to eating disorder symptomatology, depressive symptoms, and self-esteem among treatment-seeking adolescents with bulimia nervosa. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2014 Jul; 22(4):230-6.
Elran-Barak R, Accurso EC, Goldschmidt AB, Sztainer M, Byrne C, Le Grange D. Eating patterns in youth with restricting and binge eating/purging type anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Dec; 47(8):878-83.
Mann AP, Accurso EC, Stiles-Shields C, Capra L, Labuschagne Z, Karnik NS, Le Grange D. Factors associated with substance use in adolescents with eating disorders. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Aug; 55(2):182-7.
Accurso EC, Ciao AC, Fitzsimmons-Craft EE, Lock JD, Le Grange D. Is weight gain really a catalyst for broader recovery?: The impact of weight gain on psychological symptoms in the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Behav Res Ther. 2014 May; 56:1-6.
Garland AF, Accurso EC, Haine-Schlagel R, Brookman-Frazee L, Roesch S, Zhang JJ. Searching for elements of evidence-based practices in children's usual care and examining their impact. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2014; 43(2):201-15.
Le Grange D, Accurso EC, Lock J, Agras S, Bryson SW. Early weight gain predicts outcome in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Mar; 47(2):124-9.
Accurso EC, Hawley KM, Garland AF. Psychometric properties of the Therapeutic Alliance Scale for Caregivers and Parents. Psychol Assess. 2013 Mar; 25(1):244-52.
Garland AF, Haine-Schlagel R, Accurso EC, Baker-Ericzén MJ, Brookman-Frazee L. Exploring the effect of therapists' treatment practices on client attendance in community-based care for children. Psychol Serv. 2012 Feb; 9(1):74-88.
Accurso EC, Taylor RM, Garland AF. Evidence-based Practices Addressed in Community-based Children's Mental Health Clinical Supervision. Train Educ Prof Psychol. 2011 May 1; 5(2):88-96.
Garland AF, Brookman-Frazee L, Hurlburt MS, Accurso EC, Zoffness RJ, Haine-Schlagel R, Ganger W. Mental health care for children with disruptive behavior problems: a view inside therapists' offices. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Aug; 61(8):788-95.
Chavira DA, Accurso EC, Garland AF, Hough R. Suicidal Behaviour Among Youth in Five Public Sectors of Care. Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2010 Feb 1; 15(1):44-51.
Garland AF, Hurlburt MS, Brookman-Frazee L, Taylor RM, Accurso EC. Methodological challenges of characterizing usual care psychotherapeutic practice. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2010 May; 37(3):208-20.