Faculty Profile

Dr. Aaron D. Fox, M.D.

Aaron D. Fox, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Areas of Research: Office-based treatment of opioid use disorder with buprenorphine-naloxone; behavioral interventions to improve buprenorphine treatment outcomes in primary care; linkage to medical care following release from incarceration.

Professional Interests

Dr. Fox is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. He is a primary care physician in a community health center in the South Bronx and a researcher studying opioid use disorder treatment and the criminal justice system. Dr. Fox is the Director of the Bronx Transitions Clinic, which links formerly incarcerated individuals with chronic health conditions to medical care. He also develops and studies clinical programs that improve access to and effectiveness of buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder. These studies have examined peer navigation, group medical visits, and buprenorphine treatment provided at syringe exchange programs. 

Dr. Fox graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2004, completed residency training at Montefiore in the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2007, also serving as the PC/SM Chief Resident in 2008, and he received a Masters in Clinical Research from Einstein in 2012. In addition to providing clinical care and research, Dr. Fox is also the course director for two medical student electives: "Research Based Health Activism" and “Health Disparities: From Awareness to Action”.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications. Full Bibliography here

Hagan B, Wang EA, Aminawung JA, Albizu-Garcia C, Zaller N, Nyamu S, Shavit S,  Deluca J, Fox AD. History of solitary confinement is associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms among individuals recently released from prison. J Urban Health. 2018 Apr; 95(2): 141-8.

Maradiaga JA, Nahvi S, Cunningham CO, Sanchez J, Fox AD. “I kicked the hard way. I got incarcerated.” Withdrawal from methadone during incarceration and subsequent aversion to medication assisted treatments. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Mar; 62: 49-54.

Gonzalez CM, Fox AD, Marantz PR. The evolution of an elective in health disparities and advocacy: description of instructional strategies and program evaluation. Acad Med. 2015 Dec; 90(12): 1636-40.

Fox AD, Maradiaga J, Weiss L, Sanchez J, Starrels JL, Cunningham CO. Release from incarceration, relapse to opioid use and the potential for buprenorphine maintenance treatment: a qualitative study of the perceptions of opioid dependent former inmates. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2015 Jan 16; 10(1): 2.

Fox AD, Anderson MR, Bartlett G, Valverde J, MacDonald RF, Shapiro LI, Cunningham CO. A description of an urban transitions clinic serving formerly incarcerated people. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014; 25(1): 376-82.

Fox AD, Sohler NL, Starrels JL, Ning Y, Giovanniello A, Cunningham CO.  Pain is not associated with worse office-based buprenorphine treatment outcomes. Subst Abus. 2012; 33(4): 361-5.


More Information About Dr. Aaron Fox

Research Based Health Activism Elective (4th year medical students)

Transitions Clinic Network

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