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


Active Staff Privileges
Boston Medical Center
Emergency Medicine



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 (PI)
Tridiuum NIH NIAAA
5R42AA022035-05

Remote Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Services for Alcohol (R-BIRT)
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Tridiuum 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 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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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. 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 Feb 12. PMID: 30770207.
     
  2. 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 Mar; 22(3):267-273. PMID: 30418094.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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;.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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;.
     
  9. Dworkis DA, Peak DA, Ahn J, Joseph TA, Bernstein E, Nadel ES. Reaching Out of the Box: Effective Emergency Care Requires Looking Outside the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul; 17(4):484-6. PMID: 27429705; PMCID: PMC4944811.
     
  10. 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;.
     
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Bar chart showing 115 publications over 36 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2009

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

community health aides
physician-patient relations
substance-related disorders

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