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Mark Bond, Ph.D.


M.S., Statistics
The University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Focus: Quantitative Methods)
The University of Texas at Austin


Mark Bond, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Bond contributes significant statistical and psychometric capabilities to a variety of projects in the medical school. His specific expertise focuses on the measurement of change over time while accounting for the measurement issues that are inherent to psychological science.

In collaboration with Phillip Schnarrs, Ph.D., in the Department of Population Health, Bond is investigating the effects of adverse childhood events that are specific to sexual and gender minorities. By quantitatively evaluating the measurement that Schnarrs developed, Bond demonstrated that adverse childhood events related to one’s identity that is a sexual or gender minority have a strong impact on mental health later in life.

Additionally, with Kasey Claborn, Ph.D., and her team, Bond has planned analyses of an ecological momentary assessment of people who use drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This work will document relationships between trauma, mental health, drug use and overdoses during a historic time.

Bond and Jeffrey Newport, M.D., M.S., are designing the database for the Texas Childhood Trauma Research Network, a project that includes every academic medical center in Texas. This will enable wide-ranging and representative research on the development of post-traumatic stress disorder following childhood adversity.

Awards & Honors
  • Dissertation Writing Fellowship
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
  • Graduate School Named/Endowed Continuing Fellowship
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
  • College of Education Continuing Fellowship
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2015
  • Fuller Scholarship
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • Ellis Fellowship
    The University of Texas at Austin, 2012