Courtney Peasant Bonner“It is an honor and privilege to work with resilient women to develop interventions that reduce their barriers to care and empower them to live healthy lives."
HIV prevention among vulnerable women
Mental health and substance use
Gender-based violence among women who use substances
Courtney Peasant Bonner, PhD, is a research psychologist in RTI’s Substance Use, Gender, and Applied Research Program.
Her professional experiences include conducting community-based participatory research to examine health disparities among vulnerable populations. Currently, her research seeks to understand the impact of the intersection of gender-based violence, substance use, and mental health on sexual risk behavior to reduce health disparities among vulnerable women and children. She also specializes in developing cross-sector collaborations to develop structural and sustainable sexual health interventions.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health T-32 Fellowship, Yale University, Yale School of Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS
Predoctoral Clinical Internship, Adult Health Psychology, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
PhD, Clinical Psychology, the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology Research Area: Clinical Health Psychology
MS, Psychology, the University of Memphis, Department of Psychology
BS, Psychology (Minor: Business Administration), Florida A&M University