COVID Hero for Leadership in a Pandemic, Department of Pediatrics
Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork Award in Child Health Clinic, Staff and faculty of Child Health Clinic
Harmon Memorial Award for Outstanding Service in Mental Health, Colorado Psychological Association
Outstanding Service Award, Children’s Hospital Colorado Medical Staff
In my role as medical director in the primary care clinic, I have been involved many teaching initiatives for our large teaching clinic and projects that have resulted in publications. I have co-led the fully integrated mental health and behavior program for over 10 years. In terms of quality improvement research with screening for asthma, well child care adherence, pregnancy-related depression, developmental delay, psychosocial/social determinants of health as well Second-Hand Smoke (SHS). I am also the director of the Breastfeeding Curriculum for our Pediatric residents and a breastfeeding elective for medical students. I have published on breastfeeding support in Latinx and recently completed a randomized trial of a bilingual (Spanish) texting and breastfeeding support app Mother's Milk Messaging. I am one of the editors of the Current Diagnosis and Therapeutics in Pediatrics 25th Edition textbook. I have received excellent feedback on my book, Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (soon in 4th edition) as a helpful resource for physician practices and anyone providing advice for breastfeeding.
School of Medicine,
Bunik M, Jimenez-Zambrano A, Solano M, Beaty BL, Juarez-Colunga E, Zhang X, Moore SL, Bull S, Leiferman JA. Mother's Milk Messaging™: trial evaluation of app and texting for breastfeeding support. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2022 Aug 24;22(1):660. PubMed PMID: 36002798
Meek JY, Noble L; Section on Breastfeeding. Policy Statement: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk. Pediatrics. 2022 Jul 1;150(1):e2022057988. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057988. PMID: 35921640.
Bunik M, Shek L, Valenzuela M, Munson AL, Federspiel D, Helmkamp L, Haemer M, Dickinson LM. Bikes for Life: Measuring the effects of a bicycle distribution program on 6 to 12-year-old children's BMI and health behaviors. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2021 Sep-Oct;15(5):491-498. PubMed PMID: 34521597
Townsel C, Metz TD, Bunik M. The Term Newborn: Prenatal Substance Exposure. Clin Perinatol. 2021 Aug;48(3):631-646. PubMed PMID: 34353584
Kenny J, Costello L, Kelsay K, Bunik M, Xiong S, Chiaravalloti L, Millar A, Talmi A. All Hands on Deck: Addressing Adolescent Depression in Pediatric Primary Care. J Pediatr Psychol. 2021 Aug 19;46(8):903-911. PubMed PMID: 34010421
Wymore EM, Palmer C, Wang GS, Metz TD, Bourne DWA, Sempio C, Bunik M. Persistence of ?-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Human Breast Milk. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Jun 1;175(6):632-634. PubMed PMID: 33683306
Sempio C, Wymore E, Palmer C, Bunik M, Henthorn TK, Christians U, Klawitter J. Detection of Cannabinoids by LC-MS-MS and ELISA in Breast Milk. J Anal Toxicol. 2021 Aug 14;45(7):686-692. PubMed PMID: 33002141
Bunik M, Galloway K, Maughlin M, Hyman D. "First Five" Quality Improvement Program Increases Adherence and Continuity with Well-child Care. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Dec 15;6(6):e484. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000484. PMID: 34934873; PMCID: PMC8677984.
Costello LH, Suh C, Burnett B, Kelsay K, Bunik M, Talmi A. Addressing Adolescent Depression in Primary Care: Building Capacity Through Psychologist and Pediatrician Partnership. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2021 Mar;28(1):53-66. PubMed PMID: 31749100
Sempio C, Wymore E, Palmer C, Bunik M, Henthorn TK, Christians U, Klawitter J. Detection of Cannabinoids by LC-MS-MS and ELISA in Breast Milk. J Anal Toxicol. 2020 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33002141
Cree-Green M, Cree J, Urban K, Bunik M, Sass AE, Rosenberg A. A Structured Neonatal Parenting Elective: An Approach for Parenting Leave During Residency. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Jul;20(5):595-599. PubMed PMID: 32045680
Kelsay K, Bunik M, Buchholz M, Burnett B, Talmi A. Incorporating Trainees' Development into a Multidisciplinary Training Model for Integrated Behavioral Health Within a Pediatric Continuity Clinic. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2017 Oct;26(4):703-715. PubMed PMID: 28916009
Bunik M. The Pediatrician's Role in Encouraging Exclusive Breastfeeding. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Aug;38(8):353-368. PubMed PMID: 28765198
McConnell KA, Krisher LK, Lenssen M, Bunik M, Bunge Montes S, Domek GJ. Telehealth to Expand Community Health Nurse Education in Rural Guatemala: A Pilot Feasibility and Acceptability Evaluation. Front Public Health. 2017;5:60. PubMed PMID: 28405582
Jansson LM, Bunik M, Bogen DL. Lactation and the Marijuana-Using Mother. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Jul-Aug;10(6):342-3. PubMed PMID: 26121013
Talmi A, Bunik M, Asherin R, Rannie M, Watlington T, Beaty B, Berman S. Improving developmental screening documentation and referral completion. Pediatrics. 2014 Oct;134(4):e1181-8. PubMed PMID: 25180272
Bunik M, Dunn DM, Watkins L, Talmi A. Trifecta approach to breastfeeding: clinical care in the integrated mental health model. J Hum Lact. 2014 May;30(2):143-7. PubMed PMID: 24595703