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


From 2013-2018, 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 648% increase in federal grant dollars, 997% increase in alumni donations, 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 to the Office of the Provost on the experiences of non-tenured faculty and academic staff and co-editing a book with Callie Marie Rennison entitled, Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Glass Cliff and Glass Slipper (Cognella Academic Publishers). Since 2015, I have led with MSU alumni the Women’s Leadership Institute, a preeminent source for supporting and advancing women students 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.