Corina O. Bondi, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurobiology
  • Associate Director of Executive Function and Neuropharmacology, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research

Bondi is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurobiology, as well as Associate Director of Executive Function and Neuropharmacology at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research of the University of Pittsburgh. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Physics in 2003 from Muskingum University, OH, followed by a doctorate in Pharmacology/Neuroscience in 2009 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX.

Bondi’s laboratory explores therapeutic strategies after experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as pharmacotherapies and environmental enrichment, for complex cognitive processing deficits and distinct neurobehavioral and neurochemical alterations relevant to psychiatric disorders. Her team pursues a variety of behavioral, neurochemical, and molecular-based approaches encompassing the overlap of cognitive neuroscience, stress circuitry, and TBI neuropathology, by employing complex and sensitive tasks such as attentional set-shifting tests, operant tasks of sustained attention and goal-directed behavior, or assays of affect and anxiety. She is an Academic Editor for Medicine®, BMC Neuroscience, and Brain Research, and serves as scientific reviewer on study sections with the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research. Bondi previously served as Secretary/Treasurer and Chair of the Membership Committee with the National Neurotrauma Society.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Australasian Neuroscience Society, 2018-Present
  • European Brain and Behavior Society, 2018-Present
  • North American Brain Injury society, 2017-Present
  • International Brain Injury Association, 2016-Present
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, 2014- Present
  • National Neurotrauma Society, 2012-Present
  • International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, 2008-Present
  • Society for Neuroscience, 2003-Present
  • New York Academy of Sciences, 2000-2002

Selected Publications

Academic and Research Interests

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Psychiattric Disorders