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
Community Health Sciences



2012 Boston Medical Center : Jerome Klein Award


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 - 06/30/2020 (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


Title

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. 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. 2020 Jun 01. PMID: 32471321
     
  2. 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 Jul; 114:108011.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32527508
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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
     
  7. Krieger MS, Goedel WC, Buxton JA, Lysyshyn M, Bernstein E, Sherman SG, Rich JD, Hadland SE, Green TC, Marshall BDL. Use of rapid fentanyl test strips among young adults who use drugs. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 11; 61:52-58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30344005
     
  8. Krieger MS, Yedinak JL, Buxton JA, Lysyshyn M, Bernstein E, Rich JD, Green TC, Hadland SE, Marshall BDL. High willingness to use rapid fentanyl test strips among young adults who use drugs. Harm Reduct J. 2018 02 08; 15(1):7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29422052
     
  9. Ramos R, Cherpitel CJ, Alvarez J, Beltran O, Woolard R, Villalobos S, Bernstein J, Bernstein E. Preparing Mexican-Origin Community Health Advocates (Promotores) to Conduct SBIRT for Problem Drinking in the Emergency Room. Pedagogy Health Promot. 2018 Dec; 4(4):247-253. PMID: 30923744
     
  10. 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;
     
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community health aides
physician-patient relations
substance-related disorders

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