Dr. Aaron Fox
Dr. Aaron Fox is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. He completed residency training at Montefiore in Primary Care/Social Medicine in 2007, and he received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research from Einstein in 2012. From the beginning of his career, Dr. Fox’s work has bridged harm reduction and addiction treatment, including outreach with syringe exchange programs to unstably housed people who inject drugs.Currently, Dr. Fox is the Co-Director of the Bronx Transitions Clinic, which provides medical care to individuals who have recently been released from jail or prison. In 2016, the Bronx Transitions Clinic was awarded the Tisch Community Health Prize, an award for outstanding accomplishment in the field of urban public health, from the Roosevelt House at Hunter College. Dr. Fox conducts research on opioid use disorder and the criminal justice system with a focus on: models of opioid use disorder treatment that combine an effective medication, buprenorphine, with group counseling and peer support; tailoring medical care to the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals; and using community health workers to link people to medical care following release from jail or prison. For the past 10 years, Dr. Fox has also taught a course for fourth-year medical students called, “Research-Based Health Activism,” at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.