Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Liisa V Hantsoo

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Instructor, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Psychiatry

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3535 Market St.
Department of Psychiatry
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Neuroscience)
The Johns Hopkins University , 2001.
The University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited))
The Ohio State University , 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Clinical Health Psychology, Rush University Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Sciences (APA Accredited), 2011-2012.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Psychology, The University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, 2012-2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), perinatal mood and anxiety, menstrual cycle, stress

Description of Research Expertise

premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), perinatal mood and anxiety, menstrual cycle, stress, psychophysiology, sex differences

Selected Publications

Hantsoo, L., Sammel, M.D., Ewing, G.E., Morrison, K., Elovitz, M., Bale, T., Epperson, C.N.: Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences: Impact on Perinatal Glucocorticoid-Inflammatory Stress Response and Offspring Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis Development. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting, December 2017 December 2017.

Morrison, K.E., Hantsoo, L., Epperson, C.N., Bale, T.L.: Stress during adolescence programs sex-specific disruption of the HPA axis into adulthood. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Annual Meeting, December 2017  December 2017.

Hantsoo, L., Criniti, S., Khan, A., Epperson, Moseley, M., Kincler, N., Faherty, L.J., Epperson, C.N., Bennett, I.M. : Mobile application for monitoring and management of depressed mood in a vulnerable pregnant population. Psychiatric Services October 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print - print version January 2018.

Hantsoo, L., Podcasy, J.S., Sammel, M.D., Epperson, C.N., Kim, D.R.: Pregnancy and the Acceptability of Computer-Based versus Traditional Mental Health Treatments. Journal of Women’s Health 26(10): 1106-1113, Oct 2017.

Hantsoo, L., Ewing, G., Epperson, C.N. : Preadolescent Maternal Stress and Stress Physiology of Offspring at Six Months. Postpartum Support International Annual Conference. July 14-15, 2017. Philadelphia, PA. Poster. July 14-15, 2017.

Faherty, L.J., Hantsoo, L., Appleby, D., Sammel, M.D., Bennett, I.M., Wiebe, D.J. : Movement Patterns in Women at Risk for Perinatal Depression: Use of a Mood-Monitoring Mobile Application in Pregnancy. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 24(4): 746-753, July 1 2017.

Hantsoo, L., Sammel, M.D., Wang, E., Ewing, G., Epperson, C.N. : Maternal early life stress (ELS) impact on offspring hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis: Differential effects in male versus female fetal adrenal volume. Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) Annual Meeting. May 15-18, 2017. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Poster. May 15-18, 2017.

Hantsoo, L., McGeehan, B., Criniti, S., Podcasy J.S., Elovitz, M., Epperson, C.N.: Early Life Stress (ELS) is Associated with Dysregulated Glucocorticoid-Inflammatory Response to Acute Stress During Pregnancy. Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health (CRRWH) at the Perelman School of Medicine, Annual Retreat. May 31, 2017. Philadelphia, PA. Poster. May 31, 2017.

Hantsoo, L., Elovitz, M., Podcasy J.S., Epperson, C.N. : Maternal Early Life Stress is Associated with Increased Interleukin-6 (IL-6) Response to Acute Stress During Pregnancy. Association for Psychological Science (APS) 29th Annual Convention. May 25-28, 2017. Boston, MA. Poster. May 25-28, 2017.

Hantsoo, L., Podcasy J.S., Elovitz, M., Epperson, C.N.: Early Life Stress (ELS) is Associated with Heightened Inflammatory Response to Acute Stress Among Pregnant Women. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP). May 18-20, 2017. San Diego, CA. Poster. May 18-20, 2017.

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