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Steven L Bernstein, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Chief Research Officer
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical & Translational Research
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, C. Everett Koop Institute

Emergency Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

AB, Princeton University
MD, Temple University Medical School


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Contact Information

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Borwell Bldg. 7th floor
Lebanon NH 03765

Office: 603-650-1819
Email: steven.l.bernstein@hitchcock.org

Assistant: Cecilia North
Asst. Email: cecilia.m.north@hitchcock.org

Professional Interests

smoking cessation, tobacco dependence treatment, implementation science, emergency medicine

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Selected Publications


Impact of Nicotine Replacement Therapy on Breast Surgery Outcomes.
Patel SM, Junn A, Sasson D, Dinis J, Duan K, Islam S, Fucito L, Bernstein SL, Hsia HC
J Reconstr Microsurg. 2023 Aug 31; doi: 10.1055/a-2133-1130. Epub 2023 Aug 31.
PMID: 37467771

Yale Emergency Scholars (YES) Program: A model for expanding emergency medicine research capacity.
Yang D, Panthagani K, Ryus CR, Nelson AR, Wright D, Sherak R, Bernstein SL, D'Onofrio G
Acad Emerg Med. 2023 Jul 12; doi: 10.1111/acem.14777. Epub 2023 Jul 12.
PMID: 37436420

Practical thematic analysis: a guide for multidisciplinary health services research teams engaging in qualitative analysis.
Saunders CH, Sierpe A, von Plessen C, Kennedy AM, Leviton LC, Bernstein SL, Goldwag J, King JR, Marx CM, Pogue JA, Saunders RK, Van Citters A, Yen RW, Elwyn G, Leyenaar JK, Coproduction Laboratory
BMJ. 2023 Jun 8;381:e074256. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2022-074256. Epub 2023 Jun 8.
PMID: 37290778

Modeling human health behavior with a new index that measures connectivity.
Bernstein SL, Li F, Abujarad F, Grant DR, D'Onofrio G, Dziura J
Prev Med Rep. 2023 Jun;33:102172. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2023.102172. Epub 2023 Mar 15.
PMID: 37223571

National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network Meeting Report: Advancing Emergency Department Initiation of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder.
Cowan E, Perrone J, Bernstein SL, Coupet E Jr, Fiellin DA, Hawk K, Herring A, Huntley K, McCormack R, Venkatesh A, D'Onofrio G
Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Sep;82(3):326-335. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.03.025. Epub 2023 May 12.
PMID: 37178101

A Secondary Analysis of a Preliminary Contingency Management Intervention for Presurgical Cancer Patients: Evaluating Individual Participant Data.
Sanford BT, Toll BA, Fucito LM, Baker NL, Krishnan-Sarin S, Carpenter MJ, Bernstein SL, Rojewski AM
Nicotine Tob Res. 2023 Aug 19;25(9):1614-1618. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntad071.
PMID: 37156634

A machine learning analysis of correlates of mortality among patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
Baker TB, Loh WY, Piasecki TM, Bolt DM, Smith SS, Slutske WS, Conner KL, Bernstein SL, Fiore MC
Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 11;13(1):4080. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-31251-1. Epub 2023 Mar 11.
PMID: 36906638

Cost-Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Approaches in Emergency Departments.
Miller TR, Johnson MB, Dziura JD, Weiss J, Carpenter KM, Grau LE, Pantalon MV, Abroms L, Collins LM, Toll BA, Bernstein SL
Am J Prev Med. 2023 Jul;65(1):39-44. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2023.01.006. Epub 2023 Jan 28.
PMID: 36710199

The Relationship of COVID-19 Vaccination with Mortality Among 86,732 Hospitalized Patients: Subpopulations, Patient Factors, and Changes over Time.
Baker TB, Bolt DM, Smith SS, Piasecki TM, Conner KL, Bernstein SL, Hayes-Birchler T, Theobald WE, Fiore MC
J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Apr;38(5):1248-1255. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-08007-0. Epub 2023 Jan 18.
PMID: 36652098

Successful Optimization of Tobacco Dependence Treatment in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy.
Bernstein SL, Dziura J, Weiss J, Brooks AH, Miller T, Vickerman KA, Grau LE, Pantalon MV, Abroms L, Collins LM, Toll B
Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Feb;81(2):209-221. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.08.018. Epub 2022 Dec 28.
PMID: 36585318

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