Chinazo Cunningham

Summary

Affiliation: Montefiore Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mastitis due to Mycobacterium avium complex in an HIV-infected woman taking highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Family and Community Health, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 17:547-50. 2003
  2. pmc Assessment of a medical outreach program to improve access to HIV care among marginalized individuals
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1758-61. 2007
  3. pmc Buprenorphine Treatment Outcomes among Opioid-Dependent Cocaine Users and Non-Users
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
    Am J Addict 22:352-7. 2013
  4. pmc Medical and support service utilization in a medical program targeting marginalized HIV-infected individuals
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Medicine and Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:981-90. 2008
  5. pmc Buprenorphine treatment in an urban community health center: what to expect
    Chinazo Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Fam Med 40:500-6. 2008
  6. pmc Inquiries about and initiation of buprenorphine treatment in an inner-city clinic
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Subst Abus 30:261-2. 2009
  7. pmc Routine opt-out HIV testing in an urban community health center
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:619-23. 2009
  8. pmc Strategies to improve access to and utilization of health care services and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected drug users
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:218-32. 2011
  9. pmc A comparison of buprenorphine induction strategies: patient-centered home-based inductions versus standard-of-care office-based inductions
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:349-56. 2011
  10. pmc Barriers to obtaining waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment among HIV physicians
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1325-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Mastitis due to Mycobacterium avium complex in an HIV-infected woman taking highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Family and Community Health, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 17:547-50. 2003
    ..A brief literature review of mastitis from atypical mycobacteria is presented, along with the first reported case of localized MAC infection of the nonaugmented breast in an HIV-infected woman taking highly active antiretroviral therapy...
  2. pmc Assessment of a medical outreach program to improve access to HIV care among marginalized individuals
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1758-61. 2007
    ..38; 95% CI = 1.05, 1.80; same-day appointments: AOR = 1.70; 95% CI = 1.03, 2.81). These findings demonstrate the importance of program-related characteristics in health services delivery to marginalized populations...
  3. pmc Buprenorphine Treatment Outcomes among Opioid-Dependent Cocaine Users and Non-Users
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
    Am J Addict 22:352-7. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Medical and support service utilization in a medical program targeting marginalized HIV-infected individuals
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Medicine and Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:981-90. 2008
    ..We developed a program that delivers HIV medical care and support services to marginalized people, and evaluated the association between support and medical services utilization...
  5. pmc Buprenorphine treatment in an urban community health center: what to expect
    Chinazo Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Fam Med 40:500-6. 2008
    ..Physicians may question their ability to successfully treat opioid-dependent patients with buprenorphine in a primary care setting. We describe a buprenorphine treatment program and treatment outcomes in an urban community health center...
  6. pmc Inquiries about and initiation of buprenorphine treatment in an inner-city clinic
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Subst Abus 30:261-2. 2009
    ..6% initiated treatment. The number of inquiries increased gradually over time, and most came from local community residents (80.4%). These results may allay health center concerns, and can help planning for buprenorphine treatment...
  7. pmc Routine opt-out HIV testing in an urban community health center
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:619-23. 2009
    ..It is important to understand how various testing strategies may affect HIV testing rates. In addition, further exploration of patients' reasons for declining HIV testing in these settings is warranted...
  8. pmc Strategies to improve access to and utilization of health care services and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected drug users
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:218-32. 2011
    ..Further refinement and expansion of strategies to improve outcomes of HIV-infected drug users is warranted...
  9. pmc A comparison of buprenorphine induction strategies: patient-centered home-based inductions versus standard-of-care office-based inductions
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 40:349-56. 2011
    ..It is essential that new induction strategies be based on existing models or theories and be well studied...
  10. pmc Barriers to obtaining waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment among HIV physicians
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1325-9. 2007
    ..Buprenorphine enables physicians to simultaneously treat HIV and opioid dependence, offering opportunities to improve health outcomes. Despite this, few physicians prescribe buprenorphine...
  11. ncbi request reprint Utilization of health care services in hard-to-reach marginalized HIV-infected individuals
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:177-86. 2007
    ..These findings support HIV multidisciplinary care with marginalized populations. Understanding factors associated with health care utilization is essential for outreach programs to facilitate engagement in HIV care...
  12. ncbi request reprint Type of substance use and access to HIV-related health care
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:399-407. 2006
    ..It is important that clinicians and researchers working with substance-using populations understand how specific types of substance use differentially impact on health care...
  13. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a medical outreach program targeting unstably housed HIV-infected individuals
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:127-38. 2005
    ..9, p = 0.003). A medical outreach program targeting unstably housed HIV-infected individuals was associated with increased use of regular medical care and improved perceived quality of care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Attending physicians' and residents' attitudes and beliefs about prescribing buprenorphine at an urban teaching hospital
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Fam Med 38:336-40. 2006
    ..Physicians can now prescribe buprenorphine for opioid dependency in the primary care setting. This study assessed primary care providers' attitudes and beliefs about opioid addiction treatment with buprenorphine...
  15. ncbi request reprint HIV status, trust in health care providers, and distrust in the health care system among Bronx women
    C O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    AIDS Care 19:226-34. 2007
    ..Studies are needed to understand how trust in providers and the health care system is achieved and maintained, and how trust is correlated with HIV-related health outcomes...
  16. ncbi request reprint A comparison of HIV health services utilization measures in a marginalized population: self-report versus medical records
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Med Care 45:264-8. 2007
    ..Agreement between a subject's self-reports and medical records in marginalized populations is uncertain, yet important to understand, as this population is disproportionately affected by HIV...
  17. pmc Perceived discrimination among severely disadvantaged people with HIV infection
    Nancy Sohler
    Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City University of New York, 138th St and Covent Ave, City College Campus, New York, NY 10031, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:347-55. 2007
    ....
  18. pmc An invisible barrier to integrating HIV primary care with harm reduction services: philosophical clashes between the harm reduction and medical models
    Daliah Heller
    CitiWide Harm Reduction, Bronx, NY 10451, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:32-9. 2004
    ..CitiWideHR) and the Montefiore Medical Center. It focuses specifically on the sources of philosophical differences between models, and briefly assesses the potential for successful collaborations of this sort...
  19. pmc Factors affecting willingness to provide buprenorphine treatment
    Julie Netherland
    The New York Academy of Medicine, Division of Health Policy, New York, NY 10029, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 36:244-51. 2009
    ..These data provide important insight into physician concerns about buprenorphine and have implications for practice, education, and policy change that may effectively support widespread adoption of buprenorphine...
  20. pmc Gender disparities in HIV health care utilization among the severely disadvantaged: can we determine the reasons?
    Nancy L Sohler
    Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education of the City College of New York, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:775-83. 2009
    ..Development of intervention strategies that specifically target severely disadvantaged women's HIV health care utilization is in great need...
  21. ncbi request reprint Type and pattern of illicit drug use and access to health care services for HIV-infected people
    Nancy L Sohler
    Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College of New York, New York, New York 10031, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:S68-76. 2007
    ..We conclude that health care utilization is poorer for people who use illicit drugs than those who do not, and stopping drug use may facilitate improvements in health care utilization and HIV outcomes for this population...
  22. pmc Nurse practitioner and physician assistant interest in prescribing buprenorphine
    Robert J Roose
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:456-9. 2008
    ..NPs and PAs are interested in prescribing buprenorphine. To improve uptake of buprenorphine in HIV settings, the implications of permitting nonphysician providers to prescribe buprenorphine should be further explored...
  23. doi request reprint Factors associated with complicated buprenorphine inductions
    Susan D Whitley
    New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 39:51-7. 2010
    ..Findings from this study and further investigation of patient characteristics and treatment characteristics associated with complicated inductions can help guide buprenorphine treatment strategies...
  24. pmc HIV provider endorsement of primary care buprenorphine treatment: a vignette study
    Hillary V Kunins
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Fam Med 41:722-8. 2009
    ..Using vignettes, we sought to identify HIV provider characteristics associated with endorsing buprenorphine treatment in primary care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Health care access and utilization patterns in unstably housed HIV-infected individuals in New York City
    Chinazo O Cunningham
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10467 1005, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 19:690-5. 2005
    ..These patterns of high levels of access to and utilization of health care services contradict clinical experiences and other studies, and require further exploration...
  26. pmc Self-management of injection-related wounds among injecting drug users
    Robert J Roose
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    J Addict Dis 28:74-80. 2009
    ..15-16.64). Self-management of injection-related wounds is common and certain behaviors may increase the potential for harm. Further research is needed to best focus efforts to improve wound care for injecting drug users...
  27. pmc Delivering care out of the box: the evolution of an HIV harm reduction medical program
    Pamela A Mund
    Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:944-51. 2008
    ..This program addresses disparities and needs of a particularly marginalized population: unstably housed substance users with HIV infection...
  28. pmc Does self-report data on HIV primary care utilization agree with medical record data for socially marginalized populations in the United States?
    Nancy L Sohler
    Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:837-43. 2009
    ..g., CD4 counts), or incorporation of rigorous measures to increase reliability of self-report data may be needed. Limitations of this study include the lack of a true gold standard with which to compare self-report data...
  29. ncbi request reprint Does patient-provider racial/ethnic concordance influence ratings of trust in people with HIV infection?
    Nancy Lynn Sohler
    Sophie Davis Medical School, City University of New York, 138th Street and Convent Avenue, City College Campus, New York, NY 10031, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:884-96. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Living with HIV but without medical care: barriers to engagement
    Carol R Tobias
    Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:426-34. 2007
    ..Interventions to engage people in HIV medical care need to address barriers to care through linkages with mental health, substance abuse treatment and support services, and address the health beliefs that deter people from seeking care...
  31. ncbi request reprint Health services utilization for people with HIV infection: comparison of a population targeted for outreach with the U.S. population in care
    William E Cunningham
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Med Care 44:1038-47. 2006
    ..However, these hard-to-reach groups are important to study because they may be in greatest need of services...
  32. ncbi request reprint Making the connection: the importance of engagement and retention in HIV medical care
    Carol Tobias
    Health and Disability Working Group, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02210, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 21:S3-8. 2007
    ..Interventions to engage and retain underserved populations living with HIV in medical care are essential to ensure access to medical care and to reduce disparities in health outcomes...