Stephanie L. Bonne, MD, FACS

GVRC Director of Data Integration; Associate Professor of Surgery, Division and Surgical Critical Care Trauma, and Medical Director at the University Hospital-Newark

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Stephanie L. Bonne


Dr. Stephaine Bonne practices trauma and critical care surgery at University hospital and is also the co-director of the Hospital Based Violence Intervention workgroup of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, an injury prevention sub-committee member and advocacy pillar member of the Committee on Trauma,  the co-chair of the American Medical Women’s Association Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, co-chair of the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Partnership for the Prevention of Firearm Violence and participates in the APHA’s Interdisciplinary Gun Violence Prevention Workgroup. She participates in the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma’s Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee where she is on the Gun Violence Task Force, and is on the research advisory board of the American Foundation for Firearm Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM).  Recently, she was on the steering committee for the Medical Summit for Gun Violence Prevention, hosted by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma in February of 2019. 

Dr. Bonne has previously been awarded the Claude Organ Traveling Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, which she used to travel to do a field study of violence reduction initiatives.  She is in the Future Leaders in Trauma Program from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery Templeton Injury Prevention Scholarship, all for her work in best practice development for Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs.  In addition to her work in violence prevention, she serves on the American College of Surgeons Young Fellows Association Governing Council liaison to the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors Domestic Chapters workgroup, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma equity task force, the New Jersey State American College of Surgeons chapter board, the governing council for the Association of Women Surgeons, the Clinical Research Committee of the Association for Academic Surgery, the communications best practices committee for Surgical Infection Society and is part of a presidential workgroup on Intimate partner violence in the American College of Surgeons.  She is an editor of the American Journal of Surgery.

Dr. Bonne holds a BA from Kalamazoo College, an MD from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, completed a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group and fellowships in surgical critical care and trauma at Washington University in St. Louis.  She is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Center Research Projects:
Evaluating Risk Factors for Firearm Violence against Female
Accuracy of External Cause of Injury Codes in Firearm Injuries
Identification of Health Risk Factors for Firearm Injury
Geospatial Patterns in Firearm Violence                              
Quantifying and Describing the Burden of Firearm Injury in NJ
Acoustic Gunshot Detection (Cooper ShotSpotter Study)
Merging Victim and Perpetrator Health Data with Criminal Justice Data
Gun Prevention Survey: NJ Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians, and Geriatricians (with Eagelton)
Emergency Department Director Surveys

Selected Firearm Publications

Violano P, Bonne S, Duncan T, Pappas P, Christmas AB, Dennis A, Goldberg S, Greene W, Hirsh M, Shillinglaw W, Robinson B, Crandall M. Prevention of firearm injuries with gun safety devices and safe storage: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma systematic review.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg;85(6); 1003-101, 2018

Hink A, Bonne S, Levy M, Kuhls D, Allee L, Burke P, Sakran J, Bulger E, Stewart R. Firearm Injury Research and Epidemiology: A Review of the Data, its Limitations and Developing a Research Agenda to Approach Firearm Injury as a Public Health Problem.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg; 2019 April 23, Epub ahead of print.

Kuhls D, Falcone R. Bonne S, Bulger E, Campbell B, Cooper Z, Dicker R, Duncan T, Kuncir E, Lamis D, Letton R, Masiakos P, Stewart R, Knudson M. Prevention of Firearm Injuries: It starts with a Conversation.  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 22 July, Epub Ahead of Print.

Bonne S. “Gun Violence is A Public Health Issue.” March 2018. Available at:

Violano P, Allee L, Duncan T, Bonne S, Masiakos P, Gaines B, Campbell B, Davis J, Kuhls D.  “Gun Violence and Your Health: A Proactive Guide to Protect You and Those Around You.”  Patient Safety Brochure, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. June 2018.

Bonne S. Lethal Means: The Deadly Combination of Firearm Access and Domestic Violence. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, October 2018

Ranney M, Betz M, Dark C. et al.  #Thisisourlane – Firearm Safety as Health Care’s Highway.  NEJM. N Engl J Med 2019; 380:405-407

Dyer, O.  US Doctors react to criticism from National Rifle Association.  BMJ 2018;363:k4795

American Medical Women’s Association, Gun Violence Task Force
American College of Surgeons, Workgroup Lead, Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program Workgroup
American College of Surgeons, President’s Task Force on Intimate Partner Violence
American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), Advisory Board Member
American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), Research Advisory Council Member                                         Children’s Firearm Safety Alliance, Affiliate Member                    
Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Rutgers New Jersey Medical School