Mark W. Bondi, Ph.D., ABPP/CN 



Contact Information

VA San Diego Healthcare System (116B)
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
T: (858) 552-8585 ext. 2809
F: (858) 642-1218


Dr. Bondi received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology from the University of Arizona (1991) and was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSD from 1991 to 1993. Currently he is a Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD and a Staff Neuropsychologist at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Dr. Bondi is a licensed psychologist in California and board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a Fellow of both the National Academy of Neuropsychology and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. He serves on the editorial boards of several prominent journals in neuropsychology and he has published over 75 research articles and book chapters.

Research Interests

Research Focus

Research focuses on (1) assessment of older adults at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) in an effort to better detect and characterize its incipient stages, and (2) examining the role of genetic and neurobehavioral factors in recovery following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Current aging studies focus on prospectively identifying reliable patterns of neuropsychological change and altered brain structure and function in individuals at high risk for AD (i.e., those with Mild Cognitive Impairment and those at increased genetic risk for AD). TBI studies focus on identifying genetic differences in recovery following TBI, exploring differences in mechanism of injury (blast vs. mechanical force), and in identifying brain changes following TBI with emerging neuroimaging techniques (e.g., DTI, MEG).

Clinical Focus

Dr. Bondi is an active Clinical Neuropsychologist and Co-Director of the Department's private practice plan (UCSD Neuropsychological Associates). He conducts clinical neuropsychological evaluations of adults with a wide range of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. Different test batteries have been developed to respond to specific referral questions arising from diverse patient populations as well as document cognitive changes occurring during the course of disease or treatment. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessments also are requested in the context of medicolegal or disability evaluations.


  • Bondi, M. W., Houston, W. S., Eyler, L. T., & Brown, G. G. (2005). FMRI evidence of compensatory mechanisms in older adults at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease. Neurology, 64, 501-508.
  • Twamley, E. W., Ropacki, S., & Bondi, M. W. (2006). Neuropsychological and neuroimaging changes in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 783-795.
  • Wierenga, C. E., & Bondi, M. W. (2007). Use of functional magnetic resonance imaging in the early identification of Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology Review, 17, 127-143.
  • Han, S. D., Houston, W. S., Eyler, L. T., Salmon, D. P., Fleisher, A. S., & Bondi, M. W. (2007). Verbal paired-associate learning by APOE genotype in nondemented older adults: FMRI evidence of a right hemisphere compensatory response. Neurobiology of Aging, 28, 238-247.
  • Han, S. D., Drake, A. I., Cessante, L. M., Jak, A. J., Houston, W. S., Delis, D. C., Filoteo, J. V., & Bondi, M. W. (2007). APOE and TBI in a U.S. military population: Evidence of a neuropsychological compensatory mechanism? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, 78, 1103-8.