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

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 5/1/2019

    McCloskey L, Sherman ML, St John M, Siegel H, Whyte J, Iverson R, Lee-Parritz A, Bernstein J. Navigating a 'Perfect Storm' on the Path to Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus After Gestational Diabetes: Lessons from Patient and Provider Narratives. Matern Child Health J. 2019 May; 23(5):603-612. PMID: 30949932.

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  • Published on 3/25/2019

    Bernstein J, Lee-Parritz A, Quinn E, Ameli O, Craig M, Heeren T, Iverson R, Jack B, McCloskey L. After Gestational Diabetes: Impact of Pregnancy Interval on Recurrence and Type 2 Diabetes. Biores Open Access. 2019; 8(1):59-64. PMID: 30923644.

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  • Published on 5/8/2018

    Bernstein J, Quinn E, Ameli O, Craig M, Heeren T, Iverson R, Jack B, Lee-Parritz A, Mccloskey L. Onset of T2DM after gestational diabetes: What the prevention paradox tells us about risk. Prev Med. 2018 08; 113:1-6. PMID: 29746972.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Beltran C, Ramos R, Woolard R, Cherpitel C, Bernstein J, Bernstein E. Preparing Mexican Origin Community Health Advocates (Promotores) to Conduct SBIRT for Problem Drinking in the Emergency Room. Pedagogy Health Promotion. 2018; 4:1-7.

  • 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

    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 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.

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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. 2018 Oct-Dec; 17(4):460-477. PMID: 28281940.

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  • 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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