Stephen J. Kunitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephen J. Kunitz, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rochester, NY 14642

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Journal Articles

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2016 Feb
Kunitz SJ. "Historical Influences on Contemporary Tobacco Use by Northern Plains and Southwestern American Indians." American journal of public health. 2016 Feb; 106(2):246-55. Epub 2015 Dec 21.
Kunitz, S.J. "Sophie Aberle among the Pueblos". New Mexico Historical Review. 2016; : 121-145.
Kunitz, S.J.; Horowitz, D. "Paradox and Privilege: A 55-year follow-up of the mortality of Yale College graduates". Social Science and Medicine-Population Health [SSM-Population Health]. 2016; : 327-332.
Kunitz, S.J. "Interventions in Context". In P. Kreager, ed. Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015; .
Kunitz, S.J. "Regional Cultures and Mortality in America". New York: Cambridge University Press. 2015; .
S.J. Kunitz, M. Veazie, and J. Henderson. "Historical trends and regional differences in all-cause and amenable mortality among American Indians/Alaska Natives since 1950". American Journal of Public Health. 2014; Supplement 3, 104: S268-S277.
S.J. Kunitz. "Health Care Policy for American Indians since the early 20th Century". In C.A. Bayly et al. eds., History, Historians, and Development. Manchester, UK: University of Manchester Press. 2011; 16.
S.J. Kunitz, M. McKee, and E. Nolte. "State political cultures and the mortality of African Americans and American Indians". Health & Place. 2010; 16: 558–566.
S.J. Kunitz and B.G. Douglas. "European contact and the contemporary household demography of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Arizona". Journal of Anthropological Research. 2010; 66: 329 - 350.
Kunitz SJ. "Ethics in public health research: changing patterns of mortality among American Indians". American Journal of Public Health. 2008; 98(3):404-11. 2008; 98(3): 404-11 PMCID: PMC2253591.
Kunitz SJ. "A case of old wine in re-labeled bottles? A commentary on Aronowitz." Social Science & Medicine. 2008; 67(1): 10-3.
Kunitz SJ. "Risk factors for polydrug use in a Native American population." Substance use & misuse. 2008 43(3-4):331-9.
Kunitz SJ. "Commentary: Comments on the diversity in associations between community social capital and health." International journal of epidemiology. 2008 37(6):1393-4. Epub 2008 Sep 23.
2007 Sep
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)." The Milbank quarterly. 2007 Sep; 85(3):499-531.
2007 Jun
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." Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 2007 Jun; 31(6):974-87. Epub 2007 Mar 31.
2007 Jun
Kunitz SJ. "Commentary: Samuel Preston's 'The changing relation between mortality and level of economic development'." International journal of epidemiology. 2007 Jun; 36(3):491-2; discussion 502-3. Epub 2007 Jun 05.
2007 Feb
Korda RJ, Butler JR, Clements MS, Kunitz SJ. "Differential impacts of health care in Australia: trend analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in avoidable mortality." International journal of epidemiology. 2007 Feb; 36(1):157-65. Epub 2007 Jan 08.
2007 Feb
Kunitz SJ. "Sex, race and social role--history and the social determinants of health." International journal of epidemiology. 2007 Feb; 36(1):3-10. Epub 2007 Jan 24.
2006 Sep
Kunitz SJ. "Life-course observations of alcohol use among Navajo Indians: natural history or careers?" Medical anthropology quarterly. 2006 Sep; 20(3):279-96.
2006 May
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." Accident; analysis and prevention. 2006 May; 38(3):600-9. Epub 2006 Jan 19.
2006 Mar
Kunitz SJ, Zhao H, Wheeler DR, Woodall WG. "Predictors of conviction and sentencing of DWI offenders in a New Mexico County." Traffic injury prevention. 2006 Mar; 7(1):6-14.
2005 Jun
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 injury prevention. 2005 Jun; 6(2):105-9.
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." The Milbank quarterly. 2005 83(1):5-39.
2004 Nov
Kunitz SJ. "The making and breaking of Yugoslavia and its impact on health." American journal of public health. 2004 Nov; 94(11):1894-904.
2004 Aug
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." International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua. 2004 Aug; 16(4):293-301.
2004 Aug
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." Medical care. 2004 Aug; 42(8):779-88.
2004 Aug
Woodall WG, Kunitz SJ, Zhao H, Wheeler DR, Westerberg V, Davis J. "The prevention paradox, traffic safety, and driving-while-intoxicated treatment." American journal of preventive medicine. 2004 Aug; 27(2):106-11.
2004 May
Temkin-Greener H, Gross D, Kunitz SJ, Mukamel D. "Measuring interdisciplinary team performance in a long-term care setting." Medical care. 2004 May; 42(5):472-81.
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." The Milbank quarterly. 2004 82(2):257-82.
Kunitz SJ. "Social capital and health." British medical bulletin. 2004 69:61-73.
2002 Nov
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." American journal of public health. 2002 Nov; 92(11):1826-31.
2002 Aug
Kunitz SJ. "Holism and the idea of general susceptibility to disease." International journal of epidemiology. 2002 Aug; 31(4):722-9.
2000 Oct
Kunitz SJ. "Globalization, states, and the health of indigenous peoples." American journal of public health. 2000 Oct; 90(10):1531-9.
1999 Apr
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." Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. 1999 Apr; 34(4):180-9.
1999 Apr
Kunitz SJ. "Premises, premises: comments on the comparability of classifications." Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences. 1999 Apr; 54(2):226-40.
1999 Mar
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." Journal of studies on alcohol. 1999 Mar; 60(2):159-67.
1998 Nov
Kunitz SJ, Levy JE, McCloskey J, Gabriel KR. "Alcohol dependence and domestic violence as sequelae of abuse and conduct disorder in childhood." Child abuse & neglect. 1998 Nov; 22(11):1079-91.
1998 Mar
Hart KD, Kunitz SJ, Sell RR, Mukamel DB. "Metropolitan governance, residential segregation, and mortality among African Americans." American journal of public health. 1998 Mar; 88(3):434-8.
Henderson E, Kunitz SJ, Gabriel KR, McCright A, Levy JE. "Boarding and public schools: Navajo educational attainment, conduct disorder, and alcohol dependency." American Indian and Alaska native mental health research : journal of the National Center. 1998 8(2):24-45.
1996 Oct
Kunitz SJ. "The history and politics of US health care policy for American Indians and Alaskan Natives." American journal of public health. 1996 Oct; 86(10):1464-73.
Kunitz SJ. "What Yugoslavia means: progress, nationalism, and health." Health transition review : the cultural, social, and behavioural determinants of health. 1996 6 Suppl:253-72.
Kunitz SJ, Brady M. "Health care policy for aboriginal Australians: the relevance of the American Indian experience." Australian journal of public health. 1995 19(6):549-58.
1994 Oct
Kunitz SJ, Streatfield R, Santow G, De Craen A. "Health of populations in northern Queensland aboriginal communities: change and continuity." Human biology; an international record of research. 1994 Oct; 66(5):917-43.
1988 Jun
Kunitz SJ. "Hookworm and pellagra: exemplary diseases in the new south." Journal of health and social behavior. 1988 Jun; 29(2):139-48.
1987 Jul
Kunitz SJ. "Making a long story short: a note on men's height and mortality in England from the first through the nineteenth centuries." Medical history. 1987 Jul; 31(3):269-80.
Kunitz SJ. "Explanations and ideologies of mortality declines". Population and Development Review. 1987; 13: 379-408.
Kunitz SJ, Simi? S, Odoroff CL. "Infant mortality and economic instability in Yugoslavia." Social science & medicine. 1987 24(11):953-60.
Levy JE, Kunitz SJ. "A suicide prevention program for Hopi youth." Social science & medicine. 1987 25(8):931-40.
1986 Jun
Kunitz SJ, Levy JE. "The prevalence of hypertension among elderly Navajos: a test of the acculturative stress hypothesis." Culture, medicine and psychiatry. 1986 Jun; 10(2):97-121.
1985 Sep
Watson J, Mattera G, Morales R, Kunitz SJ, Lynch R. "Alcohol use among migrant laborers in western New York." Journal of studies on alcohol. 1985 Sep; 46(5):403-11.
1984 Sep
Kunitz SJ. "Mortality change in America, 1620-1920." Human biology; an international record of research. 1984 Sep; 56(3):559-82.
Kunitz SJ. "The historical roots and ideological functions of disease concepts in three primary care specialties." Bulletin of the history of medicine. 1983 57(3):412-32.
Kunitz SJ. "Speculations on the European mortality decline." The Economic history review. 1983 36(3):349-64.
1981 Sep
Kunitz SJ, Tsianco MC. "Kinship dependence and contraceptive use among Navajo women." Human biology; an international record of research. 1981 Sep; 53(3):439-52.
1981 Apr
Temkin-Greener H, Kunitz SJ, Broudy D, Haffner M. "Surgical fertility regulation among women on the Navajo Indian reservation, 1972-1978." American journal of public health. 1981 Apr; 71(4):403-7.
1981 Mar
Kunitz SJ. "Underdevelopment, demographic change, and health care on the Navajo Indian Reservation." Social science &medicine. Medical psychology & medical sociology. 1981 Mar; 15A(2):175-92.
1981 Jan
Levy JE, Kunitz SJ. "Economic and political factors inhibiting the use of basic research findings in Indian alcoholism programs." Journal of studies on alcohol. Supplement. 1981 Jan; 9:60-72.
1981 Jan
Kunitz SJ, Temkin-Greener H, Broudy D, Haffner M. "Determinants of hospital utilization and surgery on the Navajo Indian reservation: 1972-1978." Social science & medicine. Medical anthropology. 1981 Jan; 15B(1):71-9.
Kunitz SJ. "Efficiency and reform in the financing and organization of American medicine in the progressive era." Bulletin of the history of medicine. 1981 55(4):497-515.
Kunitz SJ. "The recruitment, training, and distribution of physicians in Yugoslavia." International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation. 1980 10(4):587-609.
1979 Jun
Slocumb JC, Kunitz SJ, Odoroff CL. "Complications with use of IUD and oral contraceptives among Navajo women." Public health reports. 1979 Jun; 94(3):243-7.
1979 Mar
Kunitz SJ, Sorensen AA. "The effects of regional planning on a rural hospital: a case study." Social science & medicine. 1979 Mar; 13D(1):1-11.
Kunitz SJ. "Health care and workers' self-management in Yugoslavia." International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation. 1979 9(3):521-37.
1978 Oct
Davis S, Kunitz SJ. "Hospital utilization and elective surgery on the Navajo Indian reservation." Social science & medicine. 1978 Oct; 12(4B):263-72.
Slocumb JC, Kunitz SJ. "Factors affecting maternal mortality and morbidity among American Indians." Public health reports. 1977 92(4):349-56.
1976 May
Kunitz SJ. "Fertility, mortality, and social organization." Human biology; an international record of research. 1976 May; 48(2):361-77.
1976 Feb
Kunitz SJ, Slocumb JC. "The use of surgery to avoid childbearing among Navajo and Hopi Indians." Human biology; an international record of research. 1976 Feb; 48(1):9-21.
Kunitz SJ, Slocumb JC. "The changing sex ratio of the navajo tribe." Social biology. 1976 23(1):33-44.
1975 Jul 15
Slocumb JC, Odoroff CL, Kunitz SJ. "The use-effectiveness of two contraceptive methods in a Navajo population: the problem of program dropouts." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 1975 Jul 15; 122(6):717-26.
1975 Jul
Kunitz SJ, Sorensen AA, Cashman SB. "Changing health care opinions in Regionville, 1946-1973." Medical care. 1975 Jul; 13(7):549-61.
1975 Jun
Kunitz SJ, Sorensen AA. "The changing distribution of disease in Regionville." International journal of epidemiology. 1975 Jun; 4(2):105-12.
1974 Sep
Kunitz SJ. "Navajo and Hopi fertility, 1971-1972." Human biology; an international record of research. 1974 Sep; 46(3):435-51.
1974 Apr
Kunitz SJ. "Some notes on physiologic conditions as social problems." Social science & medicine. 1974 Apr; 8(4):207-11.
1974 Mar
Kunitz SJ, Levy JE. "Changing ideas of alcohol use among Navaho Indians." Quarterly journal of studies on alcohol. 1974 Mar; 35(1 pt A):243-59.
1974 Mar
Kunitz SJ, Levy JE. "Changing ideas of alcohol use among Navaho Indians." Quarterly journal of studies on alcohol. 1974 Mar; 35(1):243-59.
1973 Oct
Kunitz SJ, Edland JF. "The epidemiology of autopsies in Monroe County, New York." Journal of forensic sciences. 1973 Oct; 18(4):370-9.
1971 Sep
Kunitz SJ, Levy JE, Odoroff CL, Bollinger J. "The epidemiology of alcoholic cirrhosis in two southwestern Indian tribes." Quarterly journal of studies on alcohol. 1971 Sep; 32(3):706-20.
1971 Apr
Archibald WS, Kunitz SJ. "Detection of plague by testing serums of dogs on the Navajo Reservation." HSMHA health reports. 1971 Apr; 86(4):377-80.
Kunitz SJ. "Benjamin Rush on savagism and progress." Ethnohistory (Columbus, Ohio). 1970 :31-42.
1969 Sep
Kunitz SJ, Levy JE, Everett M. "Alcoholic cirrhosis among the Navaho." Quarterly journal of studies on alcohol. 1969 Sep; 30(3):672-85.
Rubenstein A, Boyle J, Odoroff CL, Kunitz SJ. "Effect of improved sanitary facilities on infant diarrhea in a Hopi village." Public health reports. 1969 84(12):1093-7.
S.J. Kunitz. "Population in the Human Sciences: Concepts, Models, Evidence". In P. Kreager. ed. Oxford University Press. .


S.J. Kunitz. Regional Cultures and Mortality in America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
S.J. Kunitz. The Health of Populations: General Theories and Particular Realities. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
S.J. Kunitz and J.E. Levy. Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
S.J. Kunitz. Disease and Social Diversity: The Impact of Europeans on the Health of Non-Europeans. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
S.J. Kunitz and J.E. Levy. Drinking Careers: A Twenty-five Year Follow-up of Three Navajo Populations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.
S.J. Kunitz and J.E. Levy. Navajo Aging: The Transition from Family to Institutional Support. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1991.
S.J. Kunitz. Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.
J.E. Levy and S.J. Kunitz. Indian Drinking: Navajo Practices and Anglo-American Theories. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1974.