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.

Research Support

03/01/14 - 02/29/16
NIH/NCATS Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
TL1 TR001107; A. Shekhar (PD)
Provides research-intensive multidisciplinary training in translational sciences.
Role: Postdoctoral research fellow

03/15/13 - 09/15/14
Indiana University Collaborative Research Grant (IUCRG)
D. M. Houston and C. Yu (Co PIs)
“A Novel Multimodal Methodology to Investigate Communicative Interactions Between Parents and Deaf
Infants Before and After Cochlear Implantation”
Total award: $67,000
Role: Co-investigator

08/01/12 - 03/01/14 
NIH/NIDCD
T32 DC00012; D. B. Pisoni (PD)
Training in Speech, Hearing and Sensory Communication
Provided specialized research training in the communications sciences and disorders.
Role: Postdoctoral research fellow

05/08/06 - 04/29/11 
NIH/NIGMS
R25 GM061347; C. H. Bigger (PD)
Provided training in biomedical and behavioral research to underrepresented minority students.
Role: Predoctoral research fellow

Publications

1. Castellanos, I., Pisoni, D. B., Kronenberger, W. G., & Beer, J. (in press). Early expressive language skills predict long-term neurocognitive outcomes in cochlear implant users: Evidence from the MacArthur-Bates CDI. American Journal of Speech–Language Pathology, xx, xx-xx

2. Castellanos, I., Pisoni, D. B., Kronenberger, W. G., & Beer, J. (2015). Neurocognitive function in deaf children with cochlear implants: Early development and long-term outcomes. In M. Marschark, & P. Spencer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Language (pp. 264–275). New York: Oxford University Press

3. Bahrick, L. E., Lickliter, R., & Castellanos, I., & Todd, J. T. (2015). Intrasensory redundancy facilitates infant detection of tempo: Extending predictions of the Intersensory Redundancy Hypothesis. Infancy, 22, 377-404. doi:10.1111/infa.12081. PMCID: PMC4508026

4. Castellanos, I., Kronenberger, W. G., Beer, J., Colson, B. G., Henning, S. C., Ditmars, A., & Pisoni, D. B. (2015). Concept formation skills in long-term cochlear implant users. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 20, 27-40. doi:10.1093/deafed/enu039. PMCID: PMC4293374

5. Kronenberger, W. G., Beer, J., Castellanos, I., Pisoni, D. B. & Miyamoto, R. T. (2014). Neurocognitive risk in children with cochlear implants. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery,
140, 608-615. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.757

6. Beer, J., Kronenberger, W. G., Castellanos, I., Henning, S. C., Colson, B. G., & Pisoni, D. B. (2014). Executive functioning skills in preschool-age children with cochlear implants. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57, 1521-1534. doi:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-H-13-0054. PMCID:PMC4190832

7. Castellanos, I., Kronenberger, W. G., Beer, J., Henning, S. C., Colson, B. G., & Pisoni, D. B. (2014). Preschool speech intelligibility and vocabulary skills predict long-term speech and language outcomes following cochlear Implantation in early childhood. Cochlear Implants International, 15, 200-210. doi:10.1179/1754762813Y.0000000043. PMCID: PMC3852164

8. Bahrick, L. E., Lickliter, R., & Castellanos, I. (2013). The development of face perception in infancy:Intersensory interference and unimodal visual facilitation. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1919-1930.doi:10.1037/a0031238. PMCID: PMC3975831

9. Bahrick, L. E., Lickliter, R., Castellanos, I., & Vaillant-Molina, M. (2010). Tempo discrimination in infants: The roles of intersensory redundancy, task difficulty, and expertise. Developmental Science,13, 731-737. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00928.x. PMCID: PMC2931424

10. Bahrick, L. E., Vaillant-Molina, M., Shuman, M. A., Batista, L. C., Newell, L. C, Castellanos, I., & Williams, T. (2005). The salience of actions over faces for young infants. In H. Helft & K. L. Marsh (Eds.), Studies in Perception and Action XIII (pp. 1-4). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Published Abstracts

1. Bahrick, L. E., Lickliter, R., & Castellanos, I. (2011). Intersensory redundancy educates infants’ attention to the amodal property of tempo. Developmental Psychobiology, 53, 739

2. Castellanos, I., Vaillant-Molina, M., Bahrick, L.E., & Lickliter, R. (2006). Intersensory redundancy educates infants’ attention to amodal information during early development. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 607

3. Bahrick, L. E., Lickliter, R., Shuman, M. A., Batista, L. C., Castellanos, I., & Newell, L. (2005). The development of infant voice discrimination: From unimodal auditory to bimodal audiovisual stimulation. Developmental Psychobiology, 47, 417