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Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director of Clinical Programs, University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology in LS&A

Erin E. Bonar, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. She investigates the links between substance use and risky behaviors, particularly HIV risk behaviors, in vulnerable populations with special attention to the role of social cognitive factors.

Dr. Bonar is interested in developing and adapting interventions augmented by mHealth for prevention and treatment of substance use and related conditions. She is also involved in medical education and teaches Motivational Interviewing to medical trainees.


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Clinical Interests:

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

Research Interests:

  • 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.


Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, Addiction 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