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Courtney Peasant Bonner

Senior Research Psychologist


PhD, Clinical Psychology, the University of Memphis
MS, Psychology, the University of Memphis
BS, Psychology, Florida A&M University

Courtney Peasant Bonner, PhD, is a senior 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, she leads research that develops clinic-, provider-, and patient-level interventions to address barriers to HIV prevention and care. 

Dr. Bonner supports two implementation science studies with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The IMPROV project, in partnership with Ryan White-funded healthcare centers, customizes stigma-reduction training to diminish clinical-level stigma. It also creates a prescribing platform to aid providers in decision-making regarding pharmacotherapy for mental health and alcohol use disorders. Dr. Bonner also leads the EMPOW-HER project which seeks to increase access to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among Black women by educating sexual, reproductive, and primary healthcare providers. Dr. Bonner’s research portfolio also includes research using implementation science to reduce healthcare barriers for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.  

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