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Amanda Bunting
Amanda M. Bunting, PhD
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Education
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
BIO
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).
Projects
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
Publications

Recent

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.

Arya S, Nagappala S, Krawczyk N, Gi Y, Meacham MC, Bunting AM (2022).
Fentanyl in pressed oxycodone pills: A qualitative analysis of online community experiences with an emerging drug trend
Substance Use and Misuse, 57 (13), 1940-1945. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2022.2120365.

Frank D, Krawczyk N, Arshonsky J, Bragg MA, Friedman SR, Bunting AM (2022).
Covid-19-related changes to drug-selling networks and their effects on people who use illicit opioids
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs [Epub 2022 Sep 12]. doi: 10.15288/jsad.21-00438.

Bunting AM, Dickson M, Staton M (2022).
Polysubstance use and re-incarceration in the 12-months after release from jail: A latent transition analysis of rural Appalachian women
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 48 (3), 356-366. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2021.1995402.

Townsend T, Kline D, Rivera-Aguirre A, Bunting AM, Mauro PM, Marshall BDL, Martins SS, Cerda M (2022).
Racial/ethnic and geographic trends in combined stimulant/opioid overdoses, 2007-2019
American Journal of Epidemiology, 191 (4), 599-612. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwab290. PMCID: PMC9077116.

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