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, I led our community of faculty and staff in a significant transformation of our unit, culminating in a significant increase in federal grant dollars and alumni donations, and reduced time to degree among our doctoral students. In 2018-2019, I am serving as a special advisor to the Office of the Provost on the experiences of faculty and academic staff and co-editing a forthcoming book with Callie Rennison entitled, Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper (Cognella, October 2019). Since 2015, I have led with MSU alumni the Women’s Leadership Institute, a preeminent source for supporting women in their leadership aspirations through evidence-based curricula and networking opportunities with alumni, faculty and community partners. I am associate editor at the Journal of Women's Health and write a violence prevention blog for the Huffington Post.