Steven L. Bernstein, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Cancer Prevention and Control

Emergency Medicine: DAHRS | SBIRT for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems | SBIRT for Tobacco Dependence

Office of Student Research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program

Yale Medical Group

Biography

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

MD Temple University School of Medicine (1985)
AB Princeton University, Biochemistry/Program in Science in Human Affairs (1981)
Visiting Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York
Fellow State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
Intern Suny Health Sciences Center Brooklyn, New York
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (1993)

Honors & Recognition

  • Top Consultant Annals of Emergency Medicine (2009)

  • FellowNew York Academy of Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine (2006)

Professional Service

  • Special Emphasis Panel NIH/National Cancer Institute (2010 - 2012)

  • NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2013 - 2013)

  • Chair, Review Panel NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2014 - 2014)

  • Member, Admissions Committee, Yale School of Medicine, 2014-present

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Contact Info

Steven L. Bernstein, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
Yale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
111 Goose Lane

Guilford, CT 06437
Mailing Address
Department of Emergency MedicineYale University School of Medicine
464 Congress Ave., Suite 260

New Haven, CT 06519-1315