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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D.

Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Substance Abuse


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, Addiction Research Center
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University
  • Clinical Psychology Internship, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University
  • B.S., Psychology, Northern Kentucky University

Clinical Interest:

  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies

Research Interest:

  • Prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in diverse populations of adolescents, emerging adults, and adults.
  • Understanding and reducing substance use and concomitant risk behaviors (e.g., HIV risk behaviors), and related negative consequences for both individuals and communities.
  • Developing, improving, and evaluating interventions focusing on substance use and related risk behaviors in community settings.

Academic Appointment:

  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology in LS&A

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Cunningham RM, Polshkova S, Chermack ST, Blow FC, & Walton MA. Alcohol and energy drink use among adolescents seeking Emergency Department care. Addictive Behaviors, 2015;43:11-17
  • Bonar EE, Cunningham RM, Chermack ST, Blow FC, Barry KL, Booth BM, & Walton MA. Prescription drug misuse and sexual risk behaviors among adolescents and emerging adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs,2014;75:259-268
  • Bonar EE, Walton MA, Cunningham RM, Chermack ST, Bohnert ASB, Barry KL, Booth BM, & Blow FC. Computer-enhanced interventions for drug use and HIV risk in the emergency room. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2014;46:5-14.
  • Bonar EE, Whiteside LK, Walton MA, Zimmerman MA, Booth BM, Blow FC, & Cunningham RM. Prevalence and correlates of HIV risk among adolescents and young adults reporting drug use: Data from an urban Emergency Department in the U.S. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, In Press