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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


Tessa Bonney is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Bonney is Primary Investigator of the Boone County Work, Mental Health, and Substance Use (BCWMHSU) Study, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded pilot project aimed at elucidating the relationships between employment precarity and behavioral health in rural Illinois county. Dr. Bonney is currently involved in several COVID-19-related response efforts, including supporting the Cook County Department of Public Health’s Contact Tracing Initiative evaluation of community mobilization and worker outreach activities and through a COVID-19 IPA with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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