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Amanda M. Bunting

Amanda M. Bunting, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

polysubstance use, overdose, trauma, mixed methods

My research addresses three priority areas of high-risk polysubstance use (i.e., co-use of substances known to contribute to overdose): (1) measurement of polysubstance use, (2) understanding patterns and correlates of polysubstance use patterns, and (3) interventions targeted to polysubstance use populations. My work in these areas is focused on patterns of use and outcomes among vulnerable and underserved populations (e.g., justice-involved, rural). I am particularly interested in interventions addressing PTSD among individuals engaged in opioid-stimulant polysubstance use. 

Some of my current projects include the development of an improved measurement tool of polysubstance use  (K01DA053435) and the adaption of an evidence-based posttraumatic stress disorder intervention for use among a polysubstance population receiving treatment for opioid use disorder in a methadone maintenance treatment program (R34DA057678). 

In February of 2023, I received an NIH HEAL Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes HEAL-funded researchers in the early to middle stages of their careers, across all disciplines, who are applying an innovative approach or creativity in research or are expanding HEAL research into addressing the pain and opioid crisis in new directions. 



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PhD from University of Kentucky

Bunting, Amanda M; Shearer, Riley; Linden-Carmichael, Ashley N; Williams, Arthur Robin; Comer, Sandra D; Cerdá, Magdalena; Lorvick, Jennifer

The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 2024 Jan 02; 50(1):1-7

Liebschutz, Jane M; Subramaniam, Geetha A; Stone, Rebecca; Appleton, Noa; Gelberg, Lillian; Lovejoy, Travis I; Bunting, Amanda M; Cleland, Charles M; Lasser, Karen E; Beers, Donna; Abrams, Catherine; McCormack, Jennifer; Potter, Gail E; Case, Ashley; Revoredo, Leslie; Jelstrom, Eve M; Kline, Margaret M; Wu, Li-Tzy; McNeely, Jennifer

Addiction science & clinical practice. 2023 Nov 18; 18(1):70

Bunting, Amanda M; Krawczyk, Noa; Lippincott, Thomas; Gu, Yuanqi; Arya, Simran; Nagappala, Suhas; Meacham, Meredith C

Journal of general internal medicine. 2023 Nov; 38(15):3283-3287

Kline, David; Bunting, Amanda M; Hepler, Staci A; Rivera-Aguirre, Ariadne; Krawczyk, Noa; Cerda, Magdalena

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2023 Sep; 113(9):991-999

Choi, Sugy; Bunting, Amanda; Nadel, Talia; Neighbors, Charles J; Oser, Carrie B

Health & justice. 2023 Aug 21; 11(1):31

Bunting, Amanda M; Schwartz, Robert P; Wu, Li-Tzy; Wahle, Aimee; Kline, Margaret; Subramaniam, Geetha; McNeely, Jennifer

Journal of addiction medicine : JAM. 2023 Jul-Aug 01; 17(4):471-473

Frank, David; Krawczyk, Noa; Arshonsky, Joshua; Bragg, Marie A; Friedman, Sam R; Bunting, Amanda M

Journal of studies on alcohol & drugs. 2023 Mar; 84(2):222-229

Charley, Ceili; Manickas-Hill, Olivia; Bartley, Amanda; Bunting, Amanda; Mark, Kristen

Journal of bisexuality. 2023 Jan 01; 23(<prism:issueIdentifier>4):374-402