Steven L. Bernstein MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Biographical Info

Dr. Bernstein develops screening and treatment interventions for tobacco users in the hospital settings, and programs to train providers in tobacco control.

He is currently studying the efficacy of a brief counseling intervention, along with nicotine replacement therapy, in helping adult smokers in the emergency department quit. Another project is examining the efficacy of an electronic tobacco order set to help hospitalized smokers quit. A third project is using network analysis to model patterns of adherence and abstinence in human health behavior.

He has additional interests in teaching the principles of public health, population health, and prevention to medical students, residents, and practitioners.

He maintains an active clinical practice in the ED at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Education & Training

Princeton University (1981)
Temple University School of Medicine (1985)
Suny Health Sciences Center Brooklyn, New York, Medicine (1985 - 1988)
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology (1988 - 1989)
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, Department of Emergency Medicine (1989 - 1992)
Visiting Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (2000 - 2001)
Board Certification
Emergency Medicine, Board Certified  (1993)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1988)

Honors & Recognition

  • Top Consultant
    Annals of Emergency Medicine (2009)
  • Fellow
    New York Academy of Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine (2006)

Professional Service

  • NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2/1/2014 - 2/1/2014)
  • Chair, Review Panel(2/1/2013 - 2/1/2013)
  • Reviewer, NIH/National Cancer Institute (05/26/2010 - 05/27/2012)

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