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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (734) 764-0231

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

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • 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, 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, In Press.
  • Bonar EE & Rosenberg H. Using the Health Belief Model to predict injecting drug users’ intentions to employ harm reduction strategies. Addictive Behaviors, 2011;36:1038-1044. PMID: 21763076.
  • Bonar EE, Rosenberg H, Hoffmann E, Kraus SW, Kryszak E, Young KM, Ashrafioun L, Pavlick M, & Bannon EE. Measuring university students’ self-efficacy to employ drinking self-control strategies. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2011;25:155-161.