Staci Bilbo, Ph.D.

Staci Bilbo, Ph.D.Staci Bilbo, Ph.D., is an associate professor of pediatrics and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and the director of research for the Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Her research is broadly focused on the mechanisms by which the immune and endocrine systems interact with the brain to impact health and behavior. Bilbo was the recipient of the Robert Ader New Investigator Award from the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS) in 2010 and the Frank Beach Young Investigator Award from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) in 2011. Bilbo has served on the board of directors for the PNIRS, and was the Invited Mini-Review Editor for Brain, Behavior and Immunity from 2012-15.  She has served on the editorial board since 2010. Bilbo received her B.A. in psychology and biology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in neuroendocrinology at Johns Hopkins University. She was on the faculty at Duke University from 2007-2016 before she joined the faculty at Harvard in 2017.