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 and a Clinician-Investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. He 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. Currently, he is a primary care physician at a Montefiore community health center in the South Bronx; the Co-Director of the Bronx Transitions Clinic, which links formerly incarcerated individuals with chronic health conditions to medical care; and conducts research focusing on opioid use disorder and the criminal justice system.

In 2012, Dr. Fox received a K23/career develop award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study "Buprenorphine Facilitated Access and Supportive Treatment (BUP-FAST) in Former Inmates". Since this time, he has received additional grant funding from NIDA, the New York State AIDS institute, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and has served as the site Principal Investigator for a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations Award. These studies have focused on transitions of medical care from correctional facilities to the community, group-based buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care, and increasing treatment of Hepatitis C among formerly incarcerated individuals. Dr. Fox is board certified in Addiction Medicine and is a leader in integration of buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder into primary care and HIV settings.    

Dr. Fox is also the course director for two medical student electives: "Research Based Health Activism" and “Health Disparities: From Awareness to Action”. He is a member of the National Physicians Alliance and has lectured extensively on physician advocacy.

Selected Publications

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. 2017 Mar 9. 

Riggins DP, Cunningham CO, Nin Y, Fox AD. Recent Incarceration is Not Associated with Poorer Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-positive Patients. Subst Abuse. 2016 Aug 11: 1-6 

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.

Fox AD, Masyukova M, Cunningham CO. Optimizing psychosocial support during office-based buprenorphine treatment: patients’ experiences and preferences. Subst Abus. 2016 Jan-Mar; 37(1): 70-5.

Fox AD, Chamberlain A, Frost T, Cunningham CO. Harm reduction agencies as a potential site for buprenorphine treatment. Subst Abus. 2015 Apr-Jun; 36(2): 155-60.

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.

Full Bibliography here

More Information About Dr. Aaron Fox

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

Transitions Clinic Network

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