Bonomi, Amy E. Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor and Chair

552 W. Circle Drive, 7D Human Ecology, East Lansing, MI 48824



Ph.D., Health Services, University of Washington; M.P.H., Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; B.S., Applied Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago


I am Professor and Chair of the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Michigan State University. Trained in public health and health services research at the University of Washington, I have conducted studies of the violence experiences and related health impacts and health service utilization in adult and college populations; including studies involving in-depth interviewing, focus groups, survey methodology and automated health record data. I am Chair of Michigan State University’s Sexual Violence Advisory Committee and work with campus-based providers on campus violence prevention efforts. Since 2010, I have served as Principal Investigator in studies of college students involving assessing relationship abuse, health impacts and risk factors. From 2002 to 2006, I served as Co-investigator, with colleagues from the Group Health Research Institute and University of Washington, on a study of the long-term health impacts of intimate partner violence in women and men. My research and collaborations have resulted in more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and 135 peer-reviewed research presentations, invited symposia and community-based trainings. In recognition of these scholarship and community-based efforts, in 2011, I was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award from The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. I am an associate editor at the Journal of Women’s Health, I write a violence prevention blog for the Huffington Post, and my research has been featured in USA Today, MSNBC, ABC, Fox News, BBC News, New York Daily News, Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune.

Focus Area

Human Development & Family Studies

Areas of Interest

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Prevention
  • Health impacts