Dr. Amy Bohnert is a mental health services researcher with training in public health who focuses her research on epidemiology and brief interventions regarding substance use and related disorders. Within a team of collaborators at the University of Michigan and the VA, she has led a number of projects related to overdose and prescription drug safety. A number of her research activities have been specifically aimed at improving care occurring in substance use disorder treatment settings. Dr. Bohnert has demonstrated a particular expertise in applying epidemiology methods to the analysis of VA electronic health records-based datasets to answer important questions for health services delivery.
Dr. Bohnert earned her PhD in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center in Ann Arbor, MI. While on her postdoctoral fellowship, she became involved with work concerning suicide, substance use, and opioid medication safety in Veteran populations.
She has an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Bohnert is also affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR), an HSR&D Center of Innovation.