Date:February 13, 2013

Melissa Bondy, PhD

bondy.melissaAssociate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Melissa Bondy
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-822-4566

About Melissa Bondy, PhD

Dr. Melissa Bondy is a member of the Childhood Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Melissa Bondy’s research concentrates on genetic and molecular epidemiology studies to assess the roles of heredity and genetic susceptibility in the etiology of cancer, primarily brain and breast cancer. She is principal investigator of several NIH grants evaluating gene-environment and gene-gene interactions to determine if gliomas occur more frequently in patients with poor DNA repair capacity, and with adverse genotypes compared with healthy controls.

In a breast cancer study, Dr. Melissa Bondy is determining genetic factors related to outcomes. She directs a feasibility study for a Mexican-American cohort study in Houston, Texas. The goal of this long-term study is to identify risk factors that might be associated with disease patterns in this understudied population.


M.S., University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Ph.D., University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX

Selected Memberships

Co-Chair, Brain Tumor Etiology Consortium
Member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Chair, Epidemiology Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
President, 2005-2007, American Society of Preventive Oncology
Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Epidemiology Steering Committee
Scientific Advisory Committee, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Editorial Board, Neuro-Oncology
Editorial Board, Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly
Editorial Board, Cancer Research (Associate Editor)
Editorial Board and Vice Chair of Publications Committee for Annals of Epidemiology, American College of Epidemiology