Judith A. Bernstein, PhD

Professor, Community Health Sciences

Judith Bernstein
(617) 414-1415
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

Dr. Bernstein, Professor of Community Health Sciences (SPH) and Emergency Medicine (MED), has been a nurse and public health professional for the past 25 years. She has worked with both inner-city and rural communities to develop comprehensive integrated approaches to women’s health. Dr. Bernstein holds an MSN in psychiatric nursing and a doctorate in health policy. She is certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and in recognition of her critical role in the development of this nursing specialty, was the 1995 recipient of the prestigious NCC award. Dr. Bernstein’s current research activities focus on prevention strategies for adults and adolescents that bring public health into the medical setting, including implementation of ‘in-reach’–peer model interventions to bridge the cultural, language and knowledge gaps between patients and providers. Her current work includes analysis of the impact of substance abuse disorder on the health of women in Massachusetts aged 15-49 and their neonates. Dr. Bernstein was a member of the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for 15 years, and currently serves on a Data Safety and Management Board for the Clinical Trials Network at the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH. Dr. Bernstein represents the Community Health Sciences department on the BUSPH Research Committee.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center

Websites

    Education

    • Brandeis University, PhD
    • University of New Mexico, MSN
    • Stanford University, BA
    • University of New Mexico, ADN

    Classes Taught

    • SPH MC840
    • SPH SB821

    Publications

    • Published on 9/7/2017

      Bernstein JA, Quinn E, Ameli O, Craig M, Heeren T, Lee-Parritz A, Iverson R, Jack B, McCloskey L. Follow-up after gestational diabetes: a fixable gap in women's preventive healthcare. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2017; 5(1):e000445. PMID: 28948028.

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    • Published on 4/1/2017

      Kotelchuck M, Cheng ER, Belanoff C, Cabral HJ, Babakhanlou-Chase H, Derrington TM, Diop H, Evans SR, Bernstein J. The Prevalence and Impact of Substance Use Disorder and Treatment on Maternal Obstetric Experiences and Birth Outcomes Among Singleton Deliveries in Massachusetts. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Apr; 21(4):893-902. PMID: 27832443.

      Read at: PubMed
    • Published on 4/1/2017

      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. PMID: 26999582.

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    • Published on 3/29/2017

      Bernstein J, Gebel C, Vargas C, Geltman P, Walter A, Garcia R, Tinanoff N. Listening to paediatric primary care nurses: a qualitative study of the potential for interprofessional oral health practice in six federally qualified health centres in Massachusetts and Maryland. BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 29; 7(3):e014124. PMID: 28360245.

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    • Published on 3/10/2017

      Squires LE, Palfai TP, Allensworth-Davies D, Cheng DM, Bernstein J, Kressin N, Saitz R. Perceived discrimination, racial identity, and health behaviors among black primary-care patients who use drugs. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Mar 10; 1-18. PMID: 28281940.

      Read at: PubMed
    • Published on 2/7/2017

      Kim TW, Bernstein J, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Palfai TP, Saitz R. Receipt of addiction treatment as a consequence of a brief intervention for drug use in primary care: a randomized trial. Addiction. 2017 May; 112(5):818-827. PMID: 27886657.

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    • Published on 8/3/2016

      Walter AW, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini CA, Samet JH, Bernstein J, Saitz R. Are decreases in drug use risk associated with reductions in HIV sex risk behaviors among adults in an urban hospital primary care setting? Prev Med Rep. 2016 Dec; 4:410-6. PMID: 27570734.

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    • Published on 8/2/2016

      Maynié-François C, Cheng DM, Samet JH, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Palfai T, Bernstein J, Saitz R. Unhealthy alcohol use in primary care patients who screen positive for drug use. Subst Abus. 2017 Jul-Sep; 38(3):303-308. PMID: 27482999.

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    • Published on 6/17/2016

      Bernstein JA, McCloskey L, Gebel CM, Iverson RE, Lee-Parritz A. Lost opportunities to prevent early onset type 2 diabetes mellitus after a pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2016; 4(1):e000250. PMID: 27347422.

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    • Published on 4/28/2016

      Bernstein J, Gebel C, Vargas C, Geltman P, Walter A, Garcia RI, Tinanoff N. Integration of Oral Health Into the Well-Child Visit at Federally Qualified Health Centers: Study of 6 Clinics, August 2014-March 2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 04 28; 13:E58. PMID: 27126556.

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