Dr. Hillary Kunins is an Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she leads the Department's Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use - Prevention, Care and Treatment. Dr. Kunins previously served as the Residency Director for the programs in Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kunins received her BA in Religion from Swarthmore College, and her MD and MPH from Columbia University. She completed her residency training in the primary care internal medicine program at Montefiore Medical Center, followed by her Chief Residency. Following residency training, Dr. Kunins joined the Division of Substance Abuse at Einstein as the Medical Director of a substance abuse treatment clinic and also served as the Division's Director of Women's Health. In that role, she developed an innovative women's HIV prevention and reproductive health program. Dr. Kunins completed the CARE fellowship in substance abuse research and a Master's in Clinical Research at AECOM/Montefiore in 2005. She has been the recipient of several grant awards, including an Einstein K12 Career Development Award in Substance Abuse and Health Disparities (2005-2007) and an HIV Prevention Program Grant from New York State AIDS Institute (2003-present).
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