Assistant Research Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Irina CastellanosDepartment of Otolaryngology
4000 Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212

Irina.Castellanos@osumc.edu

Education
PhD: 
Developmental science, Florida International University, 2011
MS: Developmental science, Florida International University, 2007
BA: Psychology, Florida International University, 2004

Awards and honors

2014 - 2016:
Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (TL1 TR001107), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
2012 - 2014:
Speech, Hearing and Sensory Communication Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (T32 DC000012), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
2011:
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology
2006 - 2011:
Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement Fellowship (R25 GM061347), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
2006:
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award, International Society for Developmental Psychobiology
2005 - 2006:
Graduate Student Scholarship, Florida International University
2004:
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Travel Award, International Society on Infant Studies
2004:
Cum Laude Graduate, Florida International University
2003:
Psychology Research Initiatives Mentorship Experience (PRIME) Fellowship, American Psychological Association (APA)

Academic appointments

2016 - present: Assistant professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head nad Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University
2014 - 2016: NIH/NCATS postdoctoral research trainee, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
2012 - 2014: NIH/NIDCD postdoctoral research trainee, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
2006 - 2011: NIH/NIGMS predoctoral research fellow, Department of Psychology, Florida International University

Bio: 
Irina Castellanos, PhD, assistant professor, joined the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in March 2016. Dr. Castellanos received her PhD in developmental science from Florida International University, where she was trained in multisensory perception. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she focused on how neurocognitive systems are impacted by a period of early auditory deprivation in deaf children who use cochlear implants (CIs) as a treatment for profound deafness. Dr. Castellanos' research seeks to explain how underlying neurocognitive processes (in particular, executive functions) regulate and contribute to the large individual differences observed in outcomes following cochlear implantation.