URMC Research Network

Find People
Keyword
Last Name
 
More Search Options

Stephen Kunitz

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
AddressPublic Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1967 - 1968Post-doctoral Fellow in the History of Medicine and Biological Sciences  | Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
1969 - 1970Special Post-Doctoral Award  | NIMH
1970 - 1971Buswell Faculty Fellow
1976     National Academy of Sciences Exchange Fellow
1980     Library Award  | Rochester Academy of Medicine
1986     National Academy of Sciences Exchange Fellow  | Yugoslavia
2002     Fulbright Senior Specialist  | Australia
2002 - 2006Health Policy Investigator Award  | Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2006     Fulbright Senior Specialist  | Australia
2009     Health Clark Lecturer  | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
 
 Overview
Research: History and sociology of medicine, historical and contemporary comparative demography and epidemiology.

Broadly my research has been on several related topics perhaps best described as the sociology of medical knowledge, the history of medicine, and the relationship between social change and morbidity and mortality. In the first area, I have done work on changing ideas of disease causality and classification in medicine and public health, and on the social determinants of differing concepts of disease. In the second, I have done work on the causes of mortality decline in Europe, the impact of Europeans on the health of non-Europeans, and numerous field studies among American Indians on changing disease patterns and on the causes and consequences of alcohol use and abuse.

 
 Selected Publications
List All   |   Timeline
  1. Kunitz SJ, McKee M, Nolte E. State political cultures and the mortality of African Americans and American Indians. Health Place. 2010 May; 16(3):558-66.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Kunitz SJ. Commentary: Comments on the diversity in associations between community social capital and health. Int J Epidemiol. 2008 Dec; 37(6):1393-4.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Kunitz SJ. A case of old wine in re-labeled bottles? A commentary on Aronowitz. Soc Sci Med. 2008 Jul; 67(1):10-3; discussion 20-22.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Kunitz SJ. Ethics in public health research: changing patterns of mortality among American Indians. Am J Public Health. 2008 Mar; 98(3):404-11.
    View in: PubMed
  5. Kunitz SJ. Risk factors for polydrug use in a Native American population. Subst Use Misuse. 2008; 43(3-4):331-9.
    View in: PubMed
  6. Mukamel DB, Peterson DR, Temkin-Greener H, Delavan R, Gross D, Kunitz SJ, Williams TF. Program characteristics and enrollees' outcomes in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Milbank Q. 2007 Sep; 85(3):499-531.
    View in: PubMed
  7. Kunitz SJ. Commentary: Samuel Preston's 'The changing relation between mortality and level of economic development'. Int J Epidemiol. 2007 Jun; 36(3):491-2; discussion 502-3.
    View in: PubMed
  8. Woodall WG, Delaney HD, Kunitz SJ, Westerberg VS, Zhao H. A randomized trial of a DWI intervention program for first offenders: intervention outcomes and interactions with antisocial personality disorder among a primarily American-Indian sample. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Jun; 31(6):974-87.
    View in: PubMed
  9. Kunitz SJ. Sex, race and social role--history and the social determinants of health. Int J Epidemiol. 2007 Feb; 36(1):3-10.
    View in: PubMed
  10. Korda RJ, Butler JR, Clements MS, Kunitz SJ. Differential impacts of health care in Australia: trend analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in avoidable mortality. Int J Epidemiol. 2007 Feb; 36(1):157-65.
    View in: PubMed
  11. Kunitz SJ. Life-course observations of alcohol use among Navajo Indians: natural history or careers? Med Anthropol Q. 2006 Sep; 20(3):279-96.
    View in: PubMed
  12. Mukamel DB, Temkin-Greener H, Delavan R, Peterson DR, Gross D, Kunitz S, Williams TF. Team performance and risk-adjusted health outcomes in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Gerontologist. 2006 Apr; 46(2):227-37.
    View in: PubMed
  13. Kunitz SJ, Zhao H, Wheeler DR, Woodall WG. Predictors of conviction and sentencing of DWI offenders in a New Mexico County. Traffic Inj Prev. 2006 Mar; 7(1):6-14.
    View in: PubMed
  14. Kunitz SJ, Delaney HD, Layne LJ, Wheeler DR, Rogers EM, Woodall WG. Small-area variations in conviction rates for DWI: the significance of contextual variables in a Southwestern state. Accid Anal Prev. 2006 May; 38(3):600-9.
    View in: PubMed
  15. Delaney HD, Kunitz SJ, Zhao H, Woodall WG, Westerberg V, Rogers E, Wheeler DR. Variations in jail sentences and the probability of re-arrest for driving while intoxicated. Traffic Inj Prev. 2005 Jun; 6(2):105-9.
    View in: PubMed
  16. Kunitz SJ, Pesis-Katz I. Mortality of white Americans, African Americans, and Canadians: the causes and consequences for health of welfare state institutions and policies. Milbank Q. 2005; 83(1):5-39.
    View in: PubMed
  17. Kunitz SJ. The making and breaking of Yugoslavia and its impact on health. Am J Public Health. 2004 Nov; 94(11):1894-904.
    View in: PubMed
  18. Mukamel DB, Peterson DR, Bajorska A, Temkin-Greener H, Kunitz S, Gross D, Williams TF. Variations in risk-adjusted outcomes in a managed acute/long-term care program for frail elderly individuals. Int J Qual Health Care. 2004 Aug; 16(4):293-301.
    View in: PubMed
  19. Temkin-Greener H, Bajorska A, Peterson DR, Kunitz SJ, Gross D, Williams TF, Mukamel DB. Social support and risk-adjusted mortality in a frail older population. Med Care. 2004 Aug; 42(8):779-88.
    View in: PubMed
  20. Woodall WG, Kunitz SJ, Zhao H, Wheeler DR, Westerberg V, Davis J. The prevention paradox, traffic safety, and driving-while-intoxicated treatment. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Aug; 27(2):106-11.
    View in: PubMed
  21. Temkin-Greener H, Gross D, Kunitz SJ, Mukamel D. Measuring interdisciplinary team performance in a long-term care setting. Med Care. 2004 May; 42(5):472-81.
    View in: PubMed
  22. Gross DL, Temkin-Greener H, Kunitz S, Mukamel DB. The growing pains of integrated health care for the elderly: lessons from the expansion of PACE. Milbank Q. 2004; 82(2):257-82.
    View in: PubMed
  23. Kunitz SJ. Social capital and health. Br Med Bull. 2004; 69:61-73.
    View in: PubMed
  24. Kunitz SJ, Woodall WG, Zhao H, Wheeler DR, Lillis R, Rogers E. Rearrest rates after incarceration for DWI: a comparative study in a southwestern US county. Am J Public Health. 2002 Nov; 92(11):1826-31.
    View in: PubMed
  25. Kunitz SJ. Holism and the idea of general susceptibility to disease. Int J Epidemiol. 2002 Aug; 31(4):722-9.
    View in: PubMed
  26. Kunitz SJ. Globalization, states, and the health of indigenous peoples. Am J Public Health. 2000 Oct; 90(10):1531-9.
    View in: PubMed
  27. Kunitz SJ. Premises, premises: comments on the comparability of classifications. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 1999 Apr; 54(2):226-40.
    View in: PubMed
  28. Kunitz SJ, Gabriel KR, Levy JE, Henderson E, Lampert K, McCloskey J, Quintero G, Russell S, Vince A. Risk factors for conduct disorder among Navajo Indian men and women. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 1999 Apr; 34(4):180-9.
    View in: PubMed
  29. Kunitz SJ, Gabriel KR, Levy JE, Henderson E, Lampert K, McCloskey J, Quintero G, Russell S, Vince A. Alcohol dependence and conduct disorder among Navajo Indians. J Stud Alcohol. 1999 Mar; 60(2):159-67.
    View in: PubMed
  30. Kunitz SJ, Levy JE, McCloskey J, Gabriel KR. Alcohol dependence and domestic violence as sequelae of abuse and conduct disorder in childhood. Child Abuse Negl. 1998 Nov; 22(11):1079-91.
    View in: PubMed
  31. Hart KD, Kunitz SJ, Sell RR, Mukamel DB. Metropolitan governance, residential segregation, and mortality among African Americans. Am J Public Health. 1998 Mar; 88(3):434-8.
    View in: PubMed
  32. Henderson E, Kunitz SJ, Gabriel KR, McCright A, Levy JE. Boarding and public schools: Navajo educational attainment, conduct disorder, and alcohol dependency. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 1998; 8(2):24-45.
    View in: PubMed
  33. Kunitz SJ. The history and politics of US health care policy for American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Am J Public Health. 1996 Oct; 86(10):1464-73.
    View in: PubMed
  34. Kunitz SJ. What Yugoslavia means: progress, nationalism, and health. Health Transit Rev. 1996; 6 Suppl:253-72.
    View in: PubMed
  35. Flack JM, Amaro H, Jenkins W, Kunitz S, Levy J, Mixon M, Yu E. Epidemiology of minority health. Health Psychol. 1995 Dec; 14(7):592-600.
    View in: PubMed
  36. Kunitz SJ, Brady M. Health care policy for aboriginal Australians: the relevance of the American Indian experience. Aust J Public Health. 1995 Dec; 19(6):549-58.
    View in: PubMed
  37. Kunitz SJ, Streatfield R, Santow G, De Craen A. Health of populations in northern Queensland aboriginal communities: change and continuity. Hum Biol. 1994 Oct; 66(5):917-43.
    View in: PubMed
  38. Cohen J, Dannefer EF, Seidel HM, Weisman CS, Wexler P, Brown TM, Brieger GH, Margolis S, Ross LR, Kunitz SJ. Medical education change: a detailed study of six medical schools. Med Educ. 1994 Sep; 28(5):350-60.
    View in: PubMed
  39. Kunitz SJ. Hookworm and pellagra: exemplary diseases in the new south. J Health Soc Behav. 1988 Jun; 29(2):139-48.
    View in: PubMed
  40. Kunitz SJ, Levy JE. A prospective study of isolation and mortality in a cohort of elderly Navajo Indians. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 1988 Mar; 3(1):71-85.
    View in: PubMed
  41. Simic S, Marinkovic J, Kunitz SJ. [Identification of factors which would have an effect on decreasing infant mortality in Yugoslavia]. Acta Med Iugosl. 1988; 42(1):19-30.
    View in: PubMed
  42. Kunitz SJ. Making a long story short: a note on men's height and mortality in England from the first through the nineteenth centuries. Med Hist. 1987 Jul; 31(3):269-80.
    View in: PubMed
  43. Kunitz SJ, Simic S, Odoroff CL. Infant mortality and economic instability in Yugoslavia. Soc Sci Med. 1987; 24(11):953-60.
    View in: PubMed
  44. Levy JE, Kunitz SJ. A suicide prevention program for Hopi youth. Soc Sci Med. 1987; 25(8):931-40.
    View in: PubMed
  45. Kunitz SJ, Levy JE. The prevalence of hypertension among elderly Navajos: a test of the acculturative stress hypothesis. Cult Med Psychiatry. 1986 Jun; 10(2):97-121.
    View in: PubMed
  46. Watson J, Mattera G, Morales R, Kunitz SJ, Lynch R. Alcohol use among migrant laborers in western New York. J Stud Alcohol. 1985 Sep; 46(5):403-11.
    View in: PubMed
  47. Kunitz SJ. Mortality change in America, 1620-1920. Hum Biol. 1984 Sep; 56(3):559-82.
    View in: PubMed
  48. Kunitz SJ. Speculations on the European mortality decline. Econ Hist Rev. 1983; 36(3):349-64.
    View in: PubMed
  49. Kunitz SJ. The historical roots and ideological functions of disease concepts in three primary care specialties. Bull Hist Med. 1983; 57(3):412-32.
    View in: PubMed
  50. Kunitz SJ, Tsianco MC. Kinship dependence and contraceptive use among Navajo women. Hum Biol. 1981 Sep; 53(3):439-52.
    View in: PubMed
  51. Temkin-Greener H, Kunitz SJ, Broudy D, Haffner M. Surgical fertility regulation among women on the Navajo Indian reservation, 1972-1978. Am J Public Health. 1981 Apr; 71(4):403-7.
    View in: PubMed
  52. Kunitz SJ. Underdevelopment, demographic change, and health care on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Soc Sci Med Med Psychol Med Sociol. 1981 Mar; 15A(2):175-92.
    View in: PubMed
  53. Kunitz SJ. Efficiency and reform in the financing and organization of American medicine in the progressive era. Bull Hist Med. 1981; 55(4):497-515.
    View in: PubMed
  54. Kunitz SJ, Temkin-Greener H, Broudy D, Haffner M. Determinants of hospital utilization and surgery on the Navajo Indian reservation: 1972-1978. Soc Sci Med Med Anthropol. 1981 Jan; 15B(1):71-9.
    View in: PubMed
  55. Levy JE, Kunitz SJ. Economic and political factors inhibiting the use of basic research findings in Indian alcoholism programs. J Stud Alcohol Suppl. 1981 Jan; 9:60-72.
    View in: PubMed
  56. Kunitz SJ. The recruitment, training, and distribution of physicians in Yugoslavia. Int J Health Serv. 1980; 10(4):587-609.
    View in: PubMed
  57. Feigenson JS, Fries JF, Kunitz S, McShane D, Greenberg SD. Time-oriented functional profile: practical applications in a stroke data-base model. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1979 Nov; 60(11):512-6.
    View in: PubMed
  58. Slocumb JC, Kunitz SJ, Odoroff CL. Complications with use of IUD and oral contraceptives among Navajo women. Public Health Rep. 1979 Jun; 94(3):243-7.
    View in: PubMed
  59. Kunitz SJ, Sorensen AA. The effects of regional planning on a rural hospital: a case study. Soc Sci Med. 1979 Mar; 13D(1):1-11.
    View in: PubMed
  60. Kunitz SJ. Health care and workers' self-management in Yugoslavia. Int J Health Serv. 1979; 9(3):521-37.
    View in: PubMed
  61. Davis S, Kunitz SJ. Hospital utilization and elective surgery on the Navajo Indian reservation. Soc Sci Med. 1978 Oct; 12(4B):263-72.
    View in: PubMed
  62. Slocumb JC, Kunitz SJ. Factors affecting maternal mortality and morbidity among American Indians. Public Health Rep. 1977 Jul-Aug; 92(4):349-56.
    View in: PubMed
  63. Kunitz SJ. Fertility, mortality, and social organization. Hum Biol. 1976 May; 48(2):361-77.
    View in: PubMed
  64. Kunitz SJ, Slocumb JC. The use of surgery to avoid childbearing among Navajo and Hopi Indians. Hum Biol. 1976 Feb; 48(1):9-21.
    View in: PubMed
  65. Kunitz SJ, Slocumb JC. The changing sex ratio of the navajo tribe. Soc Biol. 1976; 23(1):33-44.
    View in: PubMed
  66. Slocumb JC, Odoroff CL, Kunitz SJ. The use-effectiveness of two contraceptive methods in a Navajo population: the problem of program dropouts. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1975 Jul 15; 122(6):717-26.
    View in: PubMed
  67. Kunitz SJ, Sorensen AA, Cashman SB. Changing health care opinions in Regionville, 1946-1973. Med Care. 1975 Jul; 13(7):549-61.
    View in: PubMed
  68. Kunitz SJ, Sorensen AA. The changing distribution of disease in Regionville. Int J Epidemiol. 1975 Jun; 4(2):105-12.
    View in: PubMed
  69. Kunitz SJ. Navajo and Hopi fertility, 1971-1972. Hum Biol. 1974 Sep; 46(3):435-51.
    View in: PubMed
  70. Kunitz SJ. Some notes on physiologic conditions as social problems. Soc Sci Med. 1974 Apr; 8(4):207-11.
    View in: PubMed
  71. Kunitz SJ, Levy JE. Changing ideas of alcohol use among Navaho Indians. Q J Stud Alcohol. 1974 Mar; 35(1):243-59.
    View in: PubMed
  72. Kunitz SJ, Levy JE. Changing ideas of alcohol use among Navaho Indians. Q J Stud Alcohol. 1974 Mar; 35(1 pt A):243-59.
    View in: PubMed
  73. Kunitz SJ, Edland JF. The epidemiology of autopsies in Monroe County, New York. J Forensic Sci. 1973 Oct; 18(4):370-9.
    View in: PubMed
  74. Kunitz SJ, Levy JE, Odoroff CL, Bollinger J. The epidemiology of alcoholic cirrhosis in two southwestern Indian tribes. Q J Stud Alcohol. 1971 Sep; 32(3):706-20.
    View in: PubMed
  75. Archibald WS, Kunitz SJ. Detection of plague by testing serums of dogs on the Navajo Reservation. HSMHA Health Rep. 1971 Apr; 86(4):377-80.
    View in: PubMed
  76. Kunitz SJ. Benjamin Rush on savagism and progress. Ethnohistory. 1970; 31-42.
    View in: PubMed
  77. Rubenstein A, Boyle J, Odoroff CL, Kunitz SJ. Effect of improved sanitary facilities on infant diarrhea in a Hopi village. Public Health Rep. 1969 Dec; 84(12):1093-7.
    View in: PubMed
  78. Kunitz SJ, Levy JE, Everett M. Alcoholic cirrhosis among the Navaho. Q J Stud Alcohol. 1969 Sep; 30(3):672-85.
    View in: PubMed

Visualizations


Kunitz's Networks

Concepts
_
Co-Authors
_
Similar People
_
Same Department