Judith Bernstein
Boston University
PsychiatryInternal medicinePublic healthPsychologyNursingHealth careRandomized controlled trialPsychological interventionReferralBrief interventionMotivational interviewingInfertilityDrugIntervention (counseling)Emergency departmentPopulationPoison controlSubstance abuseFamily medicineMedical emergencyClinical psychologyMedicine
99Publications
28H-index
3,032Citations
Publications 96
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#1Evelyn SakeahH-Index: 10
#2Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
Last. Henry V. Doctor (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)H-Index: 17
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Background: The burden of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa is very high. In Ghana maternal mortality ratio was 380 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013. Skilled birth attendance has been shown to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, yet in 2010 only 68 percent of mothers in Ghana gave birth with the assistance of skilled birth attendants. In 2005, the Ghana Health Service piloted a strategy that involved using the integrated Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) progr...
15 CitationsSource
#1Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
#2Edward Bernstein (Massachusetts Department of Public Health)H-Index: 1
Last. Milton KotelchuckH-Index: 32
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Substance use disorder (SUD), defined as illicit drug abuse, prescription drug misuse and dependence, and alcohol abuse and dependence, is a complex public health problem affecting a diverse spectrum of women and their children from all geographies, races, ethnicities, social classes, communities, and ages, with potential consequences across generations.1–7 Emergency departments (EDs) are both an important venue for providing services to patients with SUD and the site of entry for treatment of m...
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#1Esther K. Choo (Brown University)H-Index: 23
#2Gillian A. Beauchamp (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 6
Last. Edwin D. Boudreaux (UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)H-Index: 51
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For many years, gender differences have been recognized as important factors in the etiology, pathophysiology, comorbidities, and treatment needs and outcomes associated with the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. However, little is known about how these gender-specific differences affect ED utilization; responses to ED-based interventions; needs for substance use treatment and barriers to accessing care among patients in the ED; or outcomes after an alcohol-, drug-, or tobacco-related visit. A...
8 CitationsSource
#1Evelyn SakeahH-Index: 10
#2Lois McCloskey (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
Last. Henry V. Doctor (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)H-Index: 17
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Background: In Ghana, between 1,400 and 3,900 women and girls die annually due to pregnancy related complications and an estimated two-thirds of these deaths occur in late pregnancy through to 48 hours after delivery. The Ghana Health Service piloted a strategy that involved training Community Health Officers (CHOs) as midwives to address the gap in skilled attendance in rural Upper East Region (UER). CHO-midwives collaborated with community members to provide skilled delivery services in rural ...
30 CitationsSource
#1Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Last. Jeffrey H. Samet (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 75
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Importance The United States has invested substantially in screening and brief intervention for illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse, based in part on evidence of efficacy for unhealthy alcohol use. However, it is not a recommended universal preventive service in primary care because of lack of evidence of efficacy. Objective To test the efficacy of 2 brief counseling interventions for unhealthy drug use (any illicit drug use or prescription drug misuse)—a brief negotiated interview (BN...
210 CitationsSource
#1Richard Saitz (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 68
#2Tibor P. Palfai (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
Last. Jeffrey H. Samet (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 75
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#1Evelyn SakeahH-Index: 10
#2Henry V. Doctor (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)H-Index: 17
Last. Samuel Mills (World Bank)H-Index: 11
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Background The burden of maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa is enormous. In Ghana the maternal mortality ratio was 350 per 100,000 live births in 2010. Skilled birth attendance has been shown to reduce maternal deaths and disabilities, yet in 2010 only 68% of mothers in Ghana gave birth with skilled birth attendants. In 2005, the Ghana Health Service piloted an enhancement of its Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) program, training Community Health Officers (CHOs) as midwi...
26 CitationsSource
#1Lois McCloskeyH-Index: 15
#2Judith BernsteinH-Index: 28
Last. Aviva Lee-ParritzH-Index: 15
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Abstract Background: Our study assessed the follow-up of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the postpartum period among a racially and ethnically diverse group of women receiving care in a major urban medical center. Methods: We conducted cross-sectional analysis of clinical and administrative data on women aged 18–44 years who gave birth at Boston Medical Center (BMC) between 2003 and 2009, had GDM, and used BMC for regular care. We calculated the rate of glucose testing by 70 days and by 1...
25 CitationsSource
#1Katherine Tassiopoulos (Harvard University)H-Index: 22
#2Judith Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 28
Last. Edward Bernstein (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 30
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Background: Hepatitis C infection (HCV) among individuals aged 15–24 years has increased in Massachusetts, likely due to injection drug use. The prevalence of injection equipment sharing (sharing) and its association with age was examined in a cohort of out-of-treatment Massachusetts substance users. Methods: This analysis included baseline data from a behavioral intervention with substance users. Younger and older (<25 versus ≥25 years) injection drug users were compared on demographic characte...
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#1Cheryl J. CherpitelH-Index: 59
#2Robert Woolard (TTUHSC: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)H-Index: 17
Last. Rebeca RamosH-Index: 15
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A randomized controlled trial of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for drinking and related problems among at-risk and dependent drinkers was conducted in an emergency department (ED) at the US-Mexico border among Mexican-origin young adults. Data collection over a period of 17 months resulted in 698 patients recruited into the study and randomized to one of three conditions: screened only (n=78), assessed (n=310), and intervention (n=310). Patients in the assessme...
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