Amanda Bunting
Amanda M. Bunting, PhD
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
PhD, Sociology, University of Kentucky
MA, Applied Sociology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research Interests
Polysubstance use, Opioid use, Justice-involved, Criminal justice, Reentry, Health service utilization, Intervention research
Amanda Bunting is an interdisciplinary sociologist, whose research focuses on the substance use, health disparities, and reentry needs of justice-involved individuals. She is particularly concerned with research of opioid and polysubstance use. Her doctoral training was completed at the University of Kentucky where, with the support of a National Institute of Drug Abuse T32 (T32-DA035200, PI: Rush), she examined the pre-incarceration polysubstance opioid patterns of justice-involved individuals and associated post-release outcomes. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine through the Training Program in Healthcare Delivery Science and Population Health Research (T32-HS026120-01, PIs: Schwartz & Horwitz). Additionally, she is the postdoctoral fellow for Dr. Jennifer McNeely, on her Clinical Trial Network study funded by the HEAL initiative. This multisite study examines the efficacy of a primary care Subthreshold Opioid Use Disorder Prevention (STOP) intervention to reduce unhealthy opioid use (CTN-0101, PI: McNeely). In addition to her role as a postdoctoral fellow at NYU, Dr. Bunting is a trainee as part of the Lifespan/Brown Criminal Justice Research Program on Substance Use and HIV at Brown University (R25DA037190, PI: Beckwith).
Principal Investigator, Adaption of the STAIR-NT Trauma Intervention for Polysubstance Populations. Active
Principal Investigator, Association of Polysubstance Patterns with Trauma Typologies: An Ancillary Study. Active
Principal Investigator, Development of a Novel Polysubstance Assessment Tool for Vulnerable Subpopulations. Active
Principal Investigator, Dietary Habits and Unmet Nutritional Needs of Individuals in Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs. Active


Frank D, Krawczyk N, Arshonsky J, Bragg MA, Friedman SR, Bunting AM (2023).
Covid-19-related changes to drug-selling networks and their effects on people who use illicit opioids
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 84 (2), 222-229. doi: 10.15288/jsad.21-00438. PMCID: PMC10171252.

Bunting AM, Schwartz RP, Wu LT, Wahle A, Kline M, Subramaniam G, McNeely J (2023).
A brief screening and assessment tool for opioid use in adults: Results from a validation study of the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and Other Substances tool
Journal of Addiction Medicine [Epub 2023 Feb 6]. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000001139.

Bommersbach T, Justen M, Bunting AM, Funaro MC, Winstanley EL, Joudrey PJ (2023).
Multidimensional assessment of access to medications for opioid use disorder across urban and rural communities: A scoping review
International Journal of Drug Policy, 112, 103931. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103931.

Bunting AM, Nowotny K, Farabee D, McNeely J, Beckwith CG (2023).
Characteristics of substance use screening at intake in a sample of U.S. jails
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 34 (1), 180-191. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2023.0012.

Bunting AM, Krawczyk N, Choo TH, Pavlicova M, McNeely J, Tofighi B, Rotrosen J, Nunes E, Lee JD (2022).
Polysubstance use before and during treatment with medication for opioid use disorder: Prevalence and association with treatment outcomes
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 143, 108830. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108830.

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