Chinazo O Cunningham

Summary

Affiliation: Montefiore Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. pmc A buprenorphine education and training program for primary care residents: implementation and evaluation
    Hillary V Kunins
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Subst Abus 34:242-7. 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Addict 22:352-7. 2013
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. pmc A buprenorphine education and training program for primary care residents: implementation and evaluation
    Hillary V Kunins
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    Subst Abus 34:242-7. 2013
    ..With increasing rates of opioid abuse and dependence, and the availability of medication-assisted treatment, one strategy to improve resident skills is to incorporate buprenorphine treatment into training settings...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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, NY 10467, USA
    Am J Addict 22:352-7. 2013
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  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc They don't know what they don't know: internal medicine residents' knowledge and confidence in urine drug test interpretation for patients with chronic pain
    Joanna L Starrels
    General Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 E 210 St, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1521-7. 2012
    ..Urine drug testing (UDT) can help identify misuse or diversion of opioid medications among patients with chronic pain. However, misinterpreting results can lead to false reassurance or erroneous conclusions about drug use...
  14. pmc Pain is not associated with worse office-based buprenorphine treatment outcomes
    Aaron D Fox
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10467, USA
    Subst Abus 33:361-5. 2012
    ..In multivariable analyses, the authors found no association between pain and buprenorphine treatment outcomes. Opioid-dependent individuals with and without pain can achieve similar success with buprenorphine treatment...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc I heard about it from a friend: assessing interest in buprenorphine treatment
    Aaron D Fox
    a Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA
    Subst Abus 35:74-9. 2014
    ..Prior research has demonstrated low awareness and use of buprenorphine among marginalized groups. This study investigates syringe exchange participants' awareness of, exposure to, and interest in buprenorphine treatment...
  23. pmc Availability of buprenorphine on the Internet for purchase without a prescription
    Marcus A Bachhuber
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10467, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 130:238-40. 2013
    ..Use of illicit buprenorphine is increasingly recognized, but it is unknown if the Internet currently represents an accessible source...
  24. ncbi request reprint Profiting and providing less care: comprehensive services at for-profit, nonprofit, and public opioid treatment programs in the United States
    Marcus A Bachhuber
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
    Med Care 52:428-34. 2014
    ..Comprehensive services addressing these conditions improve outcomes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation treatment among office-based buprenorphine treatment patients
    Shadi Nahvi
    Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 47:175-9. 2014
    ..11.2%, p<0.005). We observed a high tobacco use prevalence among buprenorphine patients, and limited provision of cessation treatment. This is a missed opportunity to impact the high tobacco use burden in opioid-dependent persons. ..
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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
    ....