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, Development of a Novel Polysubstance Assessment Tool for Vulnerable Subpopulations. Active


McNeely J, Mazumdar M, Appleton N, Bunting AM, Polyn A, Floyd S, Sharma A, Shelley D, Cleland CM (2021).
Leveraging technology to address unhealthy drug use in primary care: Effectiveness of the Substance use Screening and Intervention Tool (SUSIT)
Substance Abuse [Epub 2021 Sep 29]. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2021.1975868.

Krawczyk N, Bunting AM, Frank D, Arshonsky J, Gu Y, Friedman SR, Bragg MA (2021).
“How will I get my next week’s script?” Reactions of Reddit opioid forum users to changes in treatment access in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic
International Journal of Drug Policy, 92, 103140. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103140.

Bunting AM, Oser C, Staton M, Knudsen H (2021).
Pre-incarceration polysubstance use involving opioids: A unique risk factor of postrelease return to substance use
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 127, 108354. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108354. PMCID: PMC8217721.

Bunting AM, Frank D, Arshonsky J, Bragg MA, Friedman SR, Krawczyk N (2021).
Socially-supportive norms and mutual aid of people who use opioids: An analysis of Reddit during the initial COVID-19 pandemic
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 222, 108672. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108672. PMCID: PMC8057693.

Bunting AM, Victor G, Pike E, Staton M, Winston E, Pangburn K (2020).
The impact of policy changes on heroin and nonmedical prescription opioid use among an incarcerated population in Kentucky, 2008 to 2016
Criminal Justice Policy Review, 31 (5), 746-762. doi: 10.1177/0887403419838029. PMCID: PMC7939129.

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