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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


Discordance Between Insurance Coverage of Antiviral Medications and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Among Individuals With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Who Smoke.
Bernstein SL, Yager JE, Sigel K, Porter E, Do T, Payne E, Bold K, Ledgerwood D, Edelman EJ
J Addict Med. 2024 Apr 12; doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000001302. Epub 2024 Apr 12.
PMID: 38606851

Formative evaluation of an emergency department clinical decision support system for agitation symptoms: a study protocol.
Wong AH, Nath B, Shah D, Kumar A, Brinker M, Faustino IV, Boyce M, Dziura JD, Heckmann R, Yonkers KA, Bernstein SL, Adapa K, Taylor RA, Ovchinnikova P, McCall T, Melnick ER
BMJ Open. 2024 Feb 19;14(2):e082834. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-082834. Epub 2024 Feb 19.
PMID: 38373857

Synergistic Protection of Retinal Ganglion Cells (RGCs) by SARM1 Inactivation with CNTF in a Rodent Model of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.
Guo Y, Mehrabian Z, Milbrandt J, DiAntonio A, Bernstein SL
Cells. 2024 Jan 23;13(3) doi: 10.3390/cells13030202. Epub 2024 Jan 23.
PMID: 38334594

An introduction and practical guide to strategies for analyzing longitudinal data in clinical trials of smoking cessation treatment: Beyond dichotomous point-prevalence outcomes.
Kypriotakis G, Bernstein SL, Bold KW, Dziura JD, Hedeker D, Mermelstein RJ, Weinberger AH
Nicotine Tob Res. 2024 Jan 12; pii: ntae005. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntae005. Epub 2024 Jan 12.
PMID: 38214037

Fixing the leaky physician-scientist pipeline: Integrated-dedicated research period programs in emergency medicine.
Veverka MC, Ryus CR, Gerardo CJ, Bernstein SL, Limkakeng AJ
AEM Educ Train. 2023 Dec;7(6):e10919. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10919. Epub 2023 Nov 29.
PMID: 38037629

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. 2024 Mar;40(3):239-244. doi: 10.1055/a-2133-1130. Epub 2023 Jul 19.
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 Nov;30(11):1179-1182. doi: 10.1111/acem.14777. Epub 2023 Jul 31.
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

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