Elizabeth Bonney, M.D., M.P.H.

Elizabeth Bonney, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Director of Research Division
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Contact Information
E-mail: Elizabeth.Bonney@med.uvm.edu
Office Location:
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Given Room C-246, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405


2014     M.P.H. - Harvard School of Public Health, Quantitative Methods
1997     Fellowship - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, Bacteriology and Immunology
1991     Residency - Harvard University, Boston, MA
1987     M.D. - Stanford University Medical School, Palo Alto, CA
1983     B.S. - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Dr. Bonney’s laboratory uses developing mouse models to investigate pregnancy’s influence on T-cell regulation.  In addition, she is interested in the role of infection and innate immunity in preterm birth.


Gynecologic Infectious Disease
Sexually Transmittable Infections in Women
Vulvar Pain Syndromes

Research Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21AI137539
"Role of Methylation-Controlled J protein in CD8 function and persistent viral infection of the placenta"
PI: Elizabeth A. Bonney, M.D., M.P.H.  5/15/2018 - present

National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1HL141747
"Systemic vasculature remodeling in females: effects of the immune system and experience of pregnancy"
Co PI: Elizabeth A. Bonney, M.D., M.P.H., Natalia Gokina, PhD.  4/1/2018 - present

National Institutes of Health (NIH) P20 RR021905
"Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), VT Immunobiology/Infectious Diseases Center"
PI: Ralph Budd, M.D.    08/2011 - present

National Institutes of Health (NIH) K12 HD063082
"A Mentoring Program in Women's Reproductive Health Research"
PI: Ira M. Bernstein, M.D.    09/2009 - present

National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 Al115458-01 "Erythroid Cell Modulation of T Cell Function" Goals: The purpose of the proposed studies is to determine the role of a population of blood cell precursors that occupy the spleen from weeks 1-3 of life in the regulation of the first T cells that traffic to this organ.
PI: Elizabeth A. Bonney, M.D., M.P.H. 5/1/15 - 4/30/17

Awards and Honors

2020     University of Vermont Gender Equity Outstanding Achievement in Medicine and Science Award
Nominated for the Gender Equity Polaris Award for Outstanding Mentorship
2020     University of Vermont Health Network Senior Researcher of the Year
2019     Raymond O Berry Memorial Lectureship in Reproductive Immunology
2018     Delaware IDeA Netowrk of Biomedical Research Excellence Scholarship (to student Malia Green)
2017     Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award (to Student Sarah N. Scott)  
2013     Outstanding Club Advisor Award from the UVM ALANA Center
2008     Ronald Suiter Travel Award (to undergraduate student Lindsay Christensen) University of Vermont
2007     Wyeth Award (to graduate student Michelle Norton) for outstanding abstract submitted to the Society for Gynecologic Investigation meeting March
2004     Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching Award
1999     Emory Medical Care Foundation Faculty Scholars Program Award
1997     NIH Fellows Award for Excellence in Research