Edward Bernstein, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Emergency Medicine

MD, Stanford University



Expertise and interests include:

1)Research to improve the care of at risk and dependent alcohol and drug users in the medical setting.
2)Role of community health workers/health promotion advocates in the medical setting.
3)Reducing STI among cocaine and heroin users.
4)The role of motivational interviewing to improve the patient physician encounters/relations.

For the past twenty-five years Dr. Bernstein has pioneered methods to integrate public health into emergency medicine practice, developed and disseminated systems of emergency care that enhance health communications between providers and patients, and extensively tested a comprehensive model for intervention in which physician extenders help steer patients with preventable conditions to appropriate services. Dr. Bernstein was the founder (1987) of the Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of New Mexico, which incorporated problem based learning, and public health into the residency training. In 1996 he co- edited the textbook, “Case Studies in Emergency Medicine and the Health of the Public.”

Over the past seventeen years, Dr. Bernstein has developed a body of NIH sponsored research to test the application of motivational interviewing to improving health communications and outcomes to reduce sexual risk behavior among ED patients with cocaine and heroin abuse, reduce adolescent alcohol and marijuana use and, in a 14 site Academic ED study, reduce at risk and dependent alcohol use. He also tested the Project ASSERT model, the nation's first SBIRT program, in a trial of a brief motivational intervention delivered by peers to cocaine and heroin users. Together with Dr. Judith Bernstein, he leads the Boston University School of Public Health’s BNI-ART Institute which provides technical support and training in motivational interviewing, the peer model and system change and research design for providers in a variety of medical settings. Organizations served by the Institute include: RWJ Join Together, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, SAMHSA , the Massachusetts DPH Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Howard University Medical College’s Residency SBIRT Program, Yale New Haven Emergency Department's Project ASSERT, and Partners In Health PACT program.

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Community Health Sciences


Active Staff Privileges
Boston Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine



2012 Boston Medical Center : Jerome Klein Award


Remote Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Services for Alcohol (R-BIRT)
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Polaris Health Directions Inc. NIH NIAAA
2R42AA022035-03

SBIRT Development, Implementation and Integration
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Comm of MA DPH

Screening and Brief Intervention in the ED among Mexican-origin Young Adults
05/20/2010 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
Public Health Institute NIH CC

SBIRT to Benefit MA Emergency Department Patients with Substance Abuse Problem
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health HHS SAMHSA

ED NASD Alcohol Education Program
02/13/2004 - 09/30/2006 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
3 R25 AA14957 01S1

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to Benefit Massachusetts ED Patients with Substance Abuse Problems
01/01/2006 - 06/30/2006 (PI)
Comm. of Mass./Department of Public Health

Strategies to Help Adult ED Patients Quit Smoking
08/01/2005 - 05/31/2006 (PI)
Montefiore Medical Center NIH NIDA

Pediatric Emergency Department BNI/Innovators Combating Substance Abuse/RAP
09/01/2001 - 08/31/2004 (Co-PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

A Randomized Trial of the Brief Negotiated Interview
12/01/1997 - 11/30/2003 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
3 R01 DA10792 05S1


Faster Paths to Treatment
04/01/2016 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
DPH

Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users
04/01/2004 - 03/31/2010 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
1 R01 DA017061-05

Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention in the E.D.
03/01/2004 - 02/28/2006 (PI)
University of Connecticut NIH-NIAAA

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
01/01/2003 - 03/31/2004 (PI)
WESTAT HRSA-SAMHSA



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2008 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 5R01DA017061-05 4
2008 RESEARCH ADOLESCENTS FOR PREVENTION 5P60AA013759-05-3 31
2007 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 5R01DA017061-04 4
2007 RESEARCH ADOLESCENTS FOR PREVENTION 5P60AA013759-04-3 31
2006 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 5R01DA017061-03 4
2006 RESEARCH ADOLESCENTS FOR PREVENTION 5P60AA013759-03-3 31
2005 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 5R01DA017061-02 4
2005 RESEARCH ADOLESCENTS FOR PREVENTION 5P60AA013759-02-3 31
2004 ED NASD Alcohol Education Project 3R25AA014957-01S1 3
2004 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 1R01DA017061-01A1 4
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Bernstein J, Dorfman D, Lunstead J, Topp D, Mamata H, Jaffer S, Bernstein E. Reaching Adolescents for Prevention: The Role of Pediatric Emergency Department Health Promotion Advocates. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Apr; 33(4):223-229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26999582; DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000662;.
  2. Drainoni ML, Koppelman EA, Feldman JA, Walley AY, Mitchell PM, Ellison J, Bernstein E. Why is it so hard to implement change? A qualitative examination of barriers and facilitators to distribution of naloxone for overdose prevention in a safety net environment. BMC Res Notes. 2016 Oct 18; 9(1):465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27756427.
  3. Ellison J, Walley AY, Feldman JA, Bernstein E, Mitchell PM, Koppelman EA, Drainoni ML. Identifying Patients for Overdose Prevention With ICD-9 Classification in the Emergency Department, Massachusetts, 2013-2014. Public Health Rep. 2016 Sep; 131(5):671-675.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28123207; DOI: 10.1177/0033354916661981;.
  4. Anderson ES, Lippert S, Newberry J, Bernstein E, Alter HJ, Wang NE. Addressing Social Determinants of Health from the Emergency Department through Social Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul; 17(4):487-9. PMID: 27429706; PMCID: PMC4944812; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2016.5.30240;.
  5. Samuels EA, Dwyer K, Mello MJ, Baird J, Kellogg AR, Bernstein E. Emergency Department-based Opioid Harm Reduction: Moving Physicians From Willing to Doing. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 23(4):455-65. PMID: 26816030; DOI: 10.1111/acem.12910;.
  6. Bernstein J, Bernstein E, Hudson D, Belanoff C, Cabral HJ, Cherpitel CJ, Bond J, Ye Y, Woolard R, Villalobos S, Ramos R. Differences by gender at twelve months in a brief intervention trial among Mexican-origin young adults in the emergency department. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Jan-Mar; 16(1):91-108.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26821181; DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2015.1095667;.
  7. Cherpitel CJ, Ye Y, Bond J, Woolard R, Villalobos S, Bernstein J, Bernstein E, Ramos R. Brief Intervention in the Emergency Department Among Mexican-Origin Young Adults at the US-Mexico Border: Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Using Promotores. Alcohol Alcohol. 2016 Mar; 51(2):154-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26243733; PMCID: PMC4755550; DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agv084;.
  8. Boudreaux ED, Haskins B, Harralson T, Bernstein E. The remote brief intervention and referral to treatment model: Development, functionality, acceptability, and feasibility. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Oct 1; 155:236-42. PMID: 26297297; PMCID: PMC4624210; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.07.014;.
  9. Nayak MB, Bond JC, Ye Y, Cherpitel CJ, Woolard R, Bernstein E, Bernstein J, Villalobos S, Ramos R. Readiness to Change and to Accept Help and Drinking Outcomes in Young Adults of Mexican Origin. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Jul; 76(4):602-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26098036; PMCID: PMC4495078.
  10. Dwyer K, Walley AY, Langlois BK, Mitchell PM, Nelson KP, Cromwell J, Bernstein E. Opioid education and nasal naloxone rescue kits in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2015 May; 16(3):381-4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25987910; PMCID: PMC4427207; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2015.2.24909;.
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Bar chart showing 67 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2009

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community health aides
physician-patient relations
substance-related disorders

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