John Bruno

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Professor John P. Bruno received his Ph.D. in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1980.  After two post-doctoral fellowships (North Carolina State Mental Health; University of Pittsburgh) he joined the faculty at The Ohio State University in 1986 and remained here until his retirement in 2018.  Professor Bruno has authored over 175 research and scientific publications in the fields of psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and neuropsychopharmacology.  Research in his laboratory has produced significant and innovative translational research in the areas of developmental brain plasticity; the neurobiology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; and most recently, pharmacological and behavioral interventions for the treatment of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia.  Remarkably, his laboratory was continuously funded over his 32 year tenure at OSU.  He is a past-president of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) and was elected a Fellow in both IBNS and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.  He has served on the editorial boards of 6 leading journals in behavioral neuroscience and has presented over 50 keynote/plenary lectures at universities and conferences held in 20 different countries.  Professor Bruno has been recognized by The Ohio State University, at the highest levels, for his contributions to teaching, service, and scholarship.  He received the Alumni Teaching Award in 1994 the University’s Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and was named a Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2018.   He was the founding Director of the highly successful interdisciplinary Neuroscience undergraduate degree program. Professor Bruno served as Chairperson of the Department of Psychology from 2015-2018.  He will continue to serve the University this coming academic year as the Emeritus Faculty Fellow in Neuroscience for the College of Arts and Sciences.