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Tessa Bonney, PhD '19, MPH '16

Assistant Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Pronouns: She/her/hers


Building & Room:

1079 SPHPI


1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-7311

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Tessa Bonney is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and serves as Co-Director of the Occupational Safety program in the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety. Dr. Bonney’s research primarily focuses on understanding the experiences and needs of workers who are underemployed or employed in low-wage and insecure work arrangements and the ways in which these experiences and needs impact worker health.

Office Hours: Mondays from 9:00am - 11:00am.

Selected Publications

Bonney, T., Rospenda, K. M., Forst, L., Conroy, L. M., Castañeda, D., Avelar, S., Castañeda, Y., Holloway, A., & Hebert-Beirne, J. (2022). Employment precarity and increased risk of hazardous occupational exposures among residents of high socioeconomic hardship neighborhoods. Annals of work exposures and health.

Forst, L., & Bonney, T. (2022). Health Equity and Worker Justice in Temporary Staffing: The Illinois Case. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(9), 5112.

Bonney, T., Welter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E., Velonis, A., & Conroy, L. (2021). Role of technical assistance in US labor and health sector collaboration to address precarious work. Health Promotion International, 36(4), 1095-1104.

Madigan, D., & Bonney, T. (2021). Reemployment Needs and Barriers of Users of Workforce Development Programs: A Mixed-Methods Study. Workplace Health & Safety, 69(11), 494-505.

Bonney, T., Welter, C., Jarpe-Ratner, E., & Conroy, L. M. (2019). Understanding the role of academic partners as technical assistance providers: results from an exploratory study to address precarious work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(20), 3903.


Ph.D. Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, December 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Chicago, IL
Concentration: Industrial Hygiene
Dissertation: Role of Technical Assistance and Relationships in Development of Initiatives to Address Precarious Work

M.P.H. Health Policy and Administration, May 2016
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Chicago, IL

B.S. Biology, Cum Laude, March 2012
DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Licensures and Certifications

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Board for Global EHS Credentialing, Certification Number CIH-CP 13009

Certified in Public Health (CPH), National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), Credential ID 10746233