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


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.

Arshonsky J, Krawczyk N, Bunting AM, Frank D, Friedman SR, Bragg MA (2022).
Informal coping strategies among people who use opioids during COVID-19: A thematic analysis of Reddit forums
JMIR Formative Research, 6 (3), e32871. doi: 10.2196/32871.

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 [Epub 2022 Feb 7]. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2021.1995402.

McNeely J, Mazumdar M, Appleton N, Bunting AM, Polyn A, Floyd S, Sharma A, Shelley D, Cleland CM (2022).
Leveraging technology to address unhealthy drug use in primary care: Effectiveness of the Substance use Screening and Intervention Tool (SUSIT)
Substance Abuse, 43 (1), 564-572. 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.

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