Tony Bonadio

Tony Bonadio HeadshotTony Bonadio, PhD. Research Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 410-706-4882
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Mailing Information:
University of Maryland
School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 2120

Tony Bonadio is a Research Assistant Professor at The University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) and research faculty at The Institute. Dr. Bonadio’s research interests include the use of person-centered approaches to explore differential outcomes across service arrays and data-based decision making in behavioral health settings. He has expertise in quantitative methods and psychometrics. Prior to joining The Institute, Dr. Bonadio served as a post-doctoral fellow and project director for a multi-year, randomized control trial in the Laboratory for Youth Mental Health in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Child and Family Therapy Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University and holds a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Child/Adolescent and Community Concentrations)
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

M.S., Clinical Psychology
Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

B.A., Psychology, Minor – Business
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Expertise and Research Interests

Improving effectiveness and efficiency of mental health treatment for children, adolescents, and families in community, school, and primary care settings through the applied use of empirical data; comparative effectiveness research; program evaluation; community psychology; assessment and psychometrics; multivariate statistics and mixture modeling techniques.

Recent Publications

Bonadio, F. T., & Tompsett, C. (2018). Who Benefits from Community Mental Health Care? Using Latent Profile Analysis to Identify Differential Treatment Outcomes for Youth. Journal of youth and adolescence, 1-17.

Colburn, S., Bonadio, F. T., & Tompsett, C. J. (2018). Factor Structure of Parent-and Adolescent-Perceived Functional Impairment. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-13.

Bonadio, F. T., & Tompsett, C. (2016). The Factor Structure of the Ohio Scales: A Practical Measure of Psychological Symptoms in Youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-17. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0544-0

Bonadio, F. T., Dynes, M., Lackey, J., Tompsett, C., & Amrhein, K. (2016). Grouping Youth With Similar Symptoms: A Person-Centered Approach to Transdiagnostic Subgroups. Journal of clinical psychology. 72: 676–688. doi:10.1002/jclp.22274

Ashrafioun, L., Bonadio, F. T., Baik, K. D., Bradbury, S. L., Carhart, V. L., Cross, N. A., … Zaturenskaya, M. (2016). Patterns of Use, Acute Subjective Experiences, and Motivations for Using Synthetic Cathinones (“Bath Salts”) in Recreational Users. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 48(5), 1–8. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2016.1229875

Osborn, L. A., Lauritsen, K. J., Cross, N., Davis, A. K., Rosenberg, H., Bonadio, F., & Lang, B. (2015). Self-medication of somatic and psychiatric conditions using botanical marijuana. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 47(5), 345-350. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2015.1096433