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Bonita Stanton, M.D.
1241 Scott Hall
Phone: 313-577-9553
Fax: 313-577-5494
Assistant's Name: Vivian Badalamenti
Dr. Stanton is vice dean of Research for the School of Medicine.

Dr. Stanton graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts and Yale University School of Medicine. She performed her pediatric residency training at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Case Western Reserve) in Ohio and completed an infectious disease fellowship at Yale University. She served as medical director of the Hill Health Center, New Haven, Conn., for a few years. Then, for five years she and her family went to Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she served as director of the Urban Volunteer Program, directed toward the health of Bangladeshis living in the slums of Dhaka, and as the World Bank Maternal Child Health specialist for Bangladesh.

Upon returning to America, she took a position as chief of the Division of General Pediatrics/Associate Chair at the University of Maryland. During the 12 years they were in Maryland, she and her family spent a sabbatical of six months in Cairo, Egypt, where Dr. Stanton worked with USAID on a healthy mother and child project. A few years after returning to the United States she became chair of the Department of Pediatrics at West Virginia University. In 2002 she became chair of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 15 years, and has received external funding from numerous organizations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Fogarty Foundation, the World AIDS Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund. She has consulted with numerous national and international groups, including the World Bank, World Health Organization, UNICEF, PATH and the International Vaccine Institute on issues related to urban health, HIV/AIDS transmission in youth, maternal child health, vaccines and health services research. Her interests are prevention in adolescents and adolescent risk reduction, parenting, pediatric infectious diseases, AIDS, HIV in low-income adolescents and community health. She has written more than 200 peer-reviewed articles as well as chapters, reports and books. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is an editor of the 18th edition of "Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics."