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


Chairperson & Professor

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

Areas of Interest

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


As chair of the Human Development and Family Studies Department, since 2013, I have led our community of faculty and staff in a significant transformation of our unit, culminating in a 648% increase in federal grant dollars (from $401K to more than $3M), 997% increase in alumni donations (from $350K to $3.84M), and reduced time to degree among our doctoral students (5.1 years versus 7.7 years nationally).   In 2018-2019, I am serving as a special advisor within the Office of the Provost on supports and challenges experienced by early career faculty, and working on a co-edited volume (with Callie Marie Rennison) titled:  “Women Leading Change in Academia:  Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Glass Cliff and Glass Slipper” (Cognella Academic Publishing).  At the national level, I chair grant review panels at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice on sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention.  I am associate editor at the Journal of Women's Health and write a violence prevention blog for the Huffington Post.