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, Development of a Novel Polysubstance Assessment Tool for Vulnerable Subpopulations. Active
Principal Investigator, Association of Polysubstance Patterns with Trauma Typologies: An Ancillary Study. Completed
Principal Investigator, Dietary Habits and Unmet Nutritional Needs of Individuals in Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs. Completed


Bunting AM, Tillson M, Staton M (2024).
The association of geographic congruence with postrelease substance use and reincarceration
Criminal Justice and Behavior, 51 (4), 608-619. doi: 10.1177/00938548241227545.

Bunting AM, Shearer R, Linden-Carmichael AN, Williams AR, Comer SD, Cerda M, Lorvick J (2024).
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Defining what we mean by “polysubstance use”
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 50 (1), 1-7. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2023.2248360. PMCID: PMC10939915.

Liebschutz JM, Subramaniam GA, Stone R, Appleton N, Gelberg L, Lovejoy TI, Bunting AM, Cleland CM..., McNeely J (2023).
Subthreshold opioid use disorder prevention (STOP) trial: A cluster randomized clinical trial: Study design and methods
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 18 (1), 70. doi: 10.1186/s13722-023-00424-8. PMCID: PMC10657560.

Charley C, Manickas-Hill O, Bartley A, Bunting A, Mark K (2023).
The experience of bi-negativity in mixed gender relationships
Journal of Bisexuality, 23 (4), 374-402. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2023.2240325.

Bunting AM, Krawczyk N, Lippincott T, Gu Y, Arya S, Nagappala S, Meacham MC (2023).
Trends in fentanyl content on Reddit substance use forums, 2013-2021
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 38 (15), 3283-3287. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08256-7. PMCID: PMC10255938.

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