Bonnie Spring is Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center for Behavior and Health, and Co-Program Leader for Cancer Prevention at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on interventions to promote healthful lifestyle change, including the development and testing of treatments that incorporate technology. Her research on behavioral risk factors (smoking, poor-quality diet, physical inactivity, obesity) has been supported continuously since 1976 chiefly by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Spring earned her doctorate in psychology from Harvard University and is a past president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and a recipient of SBM’s Distinguished Research Mentor and Research to Practice Translation awards. An elected fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, she also holds the American Board of Professional Psychology's Diplomat in Clinical Health Psychology. She is founding editor and editor-in-chief of the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research. A member of the American Psychological Association’s Advisory Steering Committee to Develop Treatment Guidelines, she also founded and chairs the NIH-sponsored multidisciplinary Council for Training in Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice.