Edward Bernstein, MD
Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

MD, Stanford University
BA, Columbia College



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.

Emeritus Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences




Remote Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Services for Alcohol (R-BIRT)
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Tridiuum NIH NIAAA
5R42AA022035-05

Remote Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Services for Alcohol (R-BIRT)
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Tridiuum NIH NIAAA
2R42AA022035-03

SBIRT Development, Implementation and Integration
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2017 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract PI)
Public Health Institute NIH CC


SBIRT to Benefit MA Emergency Department Patients with Substance Abuse Problem
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2013 (Subcontract 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 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / 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


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THE RHODE ISLAND YOUNG ADULT PRESCRIPTION AND ILLICIT DRUG STUDY (RAPIDS): RESPONDING TO FENTANYL AND ASSOCIATED HARMS
08/15/2019 - 05/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
PI: Brandon Marshall
Brown University NIDA
1R01DA047975-01

MASSHEAL - REDUCING OVERDOSE DEATHS BY 40% (2019-2023)
04/17/2019 - 03/31/2023 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH
National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA
1UM1DA049412-01


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 33
2007 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 5R01DA017061-04 4
2007 RESEARCH ADOLESCENTS FOR PREVENTION 5P60AA013759-04-3 33
2006 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 5R01DA017061-03 4
2006 RESEARCH ADOLESCENTS FOR PREVENTION 5P60AA013759-03-3 33
2005 Brief Intervention to Reduce STDs in ER Drug Users 5R01DA017061-02 4
2005 RESEARCH ADOLESCENTS FOR PREVENTION 5P60AA013759-02-3 33
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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  1. Hawk KF, Weiner SG, Rothenberg C, Bernstein E, D'Onofrio G, Herring A, Hoppe J, Ketcham E, LaPietra A, Nelson L, Perrone J, Ranney M, Samuels EA, Strayer R, Sharma D, Goyal P, Schuur J, Venkatesh AK. Leveraging a Learning Collaborative Model to Develop and Pilot Quality Measures to Improve Opioid Prescribing in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Oct 11. PMID: 37831040
     
  2. Harvey L, Taylor JL, Assoumou SA, Kehoe J, Schechter-Perkins EM, Bernstein E, Walley AY. Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections Among Patients Presenting to a Low-barrier Substance Use Disorder Medication Clinic. J Addict Med. 2021 Nov-Dec 01; 15(6):461-467.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34734572; PMCID: PMC8569143; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000801;
     
  3. Roy PJ, Price R, Choi S, Weinstein ZM, Bernstein E, Cunningham CO, Walley AY. Shorter outpatient wait-times for buprenorphine are associated with linkage to care post-hospital discharge. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 07 01; 224:108703.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33964730; PMCID: PMC8180499; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108703;
     
  4. Jacka BP, Goldman JE, Yedinak JL, Bernstein E, Hadland SE, Buxton JA, Sherman SG, Biello KB, Marshall BDL. A randomized clinical trial of a theory-based fentanyl overdose education and fentanyl test strip distribution intervention to reduce rates of opioid overdose: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2020 Nov 26; 21(1):976.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33243291; PMCID: PMC7690169; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-04898-8;
     
  5. Pajka SE, Hasdianda MA, George N, Sudore R, Schonberg MA, Bernstein E, Tulsky JA, Block SD, Ouchi K. Feasibility of a Brief Intervention to Facilitate Advance Care Planning Conversations for Patients with Life-Limiting Illness in the Emergency Department. J Palliat Med. 2021 01; 24(1):31-39. PMID: 32471321; PMCID: PMC7757694; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0067;
     
  6. Roy PJ, Choi S, Bernstein E, Walley AY. Appointment wait-times and arrival for patients at a low-barrier access addiction clinic. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 07; 114:108011.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32527508
     
  7. Anderson E, Bernstein E, Xuan Z, Alter HJ. Inventing Social Emergency Medicine: Summary of Common and Critical Research Themes Using a Modified Haddon Matrix. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 11; 74(5S):S74-S77.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31655685
     
  8. Goldman JE, Krieger MS, Buxton JA, Lysyshyn M, Sherman SG, Green TC, Bernstein E, Hadland SE, Marshall BDL. Suspected involvement of fentanyl in prior overdoses and engagement in harm reduction practices among young adults who use drugs. Subst Abus. 2019; 40(4):519-526.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31206354
     
  9. Ouchi K, George N, Schuur JD, Aaronson EL, Lindvall C, Bernstein E, Sudore RL, Schonberg MA, Block SD, Tulsky JA. Goals-of-Care Conversations for Older Adults With Serious Illness in the Emergency Department: Challenges and Opportunities. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 08; 74(2):276-284. PMID: 30770207; PMCID: PMC6714052; DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.01.003;
     
  10. Ouchi K, George N, Revette AC, Hasdianda MA, Fellion L, Reust A, Powell LH, Sudore R, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA, Bernstein E, Tulsky JA, Block SD. Empower Seriously Ill Older Adults to Formulate Their Goals for Medical Care in the Emergency Department. J Palliat Med. 2019 03; 22(3):267-273. PMID: 30418094; PMCID: PMC6391608; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0360;
     
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Mass. opioid overdose deaths remain at elevated levels

Daily Hampshire Gazette 11/11/2021

State council approves caregiver vaccine mandate expansion

Boston 25 News 9/8/2021

Mass. health council approves caregiver vaccine mandate expansion

The Patriot Ledger 9/8/2021

State council approves caregiver vaccine mandate expansion

WHDH 9/8/2021

'Still a crisis': Opioid deaths down 5 percent in first half of 2021

Berkshire Eagle 8/11/2021

Citing Delta variant of COVID-19, more Mass. communities consider indoor mask orders

Boston Globe 8/11/2021

Over 1,000 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses so far this year

Boston Herald 8/11/2021

Variant cited as state council delays vote on mask use regs

Boston 25 8/11/2021

More Than 1,000 in Mass. Died of Opioid Overdoses in 6 Months

NBC Boston 8/11/2021

Public Health Council delays official repeal of Mass. mask rules

WHDH 8/11/2021

Massachusetts opioid deaths spike 69% among Black men with fatal overdoses on the rise overall

The Boston Herald 5/12/2021

Massachusetts Public Health Council member pledges to take COVID vaccine to show it’s safe

MassLive 12/10/2020

State’s ambitious vaccine campaign hinges on more companies winning FDA approval

The Boston Globe 12/10/2020

Nursing home room limit, care standards proposed

Herald News 10/14/2020

Will we seize this moment to reform the police?

The Boston Globe 9/13/2020

Experts Optimistic Crisis Care Standards Won’t Be Activated

WWLP 4/24/2020

Getting Critically Needed Help - STAT!

Addiction Policy Forum 2/12/2019

Life-Saving Treatment for Opioid ODs

Emergency Medicine News 12/3/2018

2012 Boston Medical Center : Jerome Klein Award
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community health aides
physician-patient relations
substance-related disorders

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