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Judith Bernstein
Boston University
76Publications
22H-index
1,998Citations
Publications 76
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Published on May 1, 2019in Maternal and Child Health Journal 1.82
Lois McCloskey9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Boston University),
Marlena L. Sherman (Boston University)+ 5 AuthorsJudith Bernstein22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Boston University)
Objectives Complications of pregnancy such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) forewarn future chronic illness and disability, and demonstrate the need for a life course approach to prevention. Our study had two aims: (1) to elucidate how experiences reported by patients and providers converge to facilitate or impede follow-up care after GDM, and (2) to elicit recommendations for system-level changes to enhance prevention across key care transitions. Methods We conducted in-depth interviews w...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Pedagogy in health promotion
Rebeca Ramos13
Estimated H-index: 13
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Cheryl J. Cherpitel41
Estimated H-index: 41
+ 5 AuthorsEdward Bernstein25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Boston University)
Community health advocates (CHAs), known as Promotores in Spanish-speaking communities, are an important resource for the mobilization, empowerment, and the delivery of health education messages in Hispanic/Latino communities. This article focuses on understanding cultural, didactic, and logistical aspects of preparing CHAs to become competent to perform a Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in the emergency room. The CHAs training emphasizes making connections with Mexican-or...
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Published on Oct 2, 2018in Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Leah Squires3
Estimated H-index: 3
(George Washington University),
Tibor P. Palfai31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Boston University)
+ 4 AuthorsRichard Saitz49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Boston University)
ABSTRACTBlacks who use drugs are at heightened risk for health problems. Discrimination experiences may contribute to these risks by influencing health behaviors. This study examined associations between discrimination, racial identity, and health behaviors (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, low physical activity, and unprotected [condomless] sex) in a sample of 203 Black primary-care patients who reported current drug use. Logistic regression analyses did not find direct effects of discrimination...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Preventive Medicine 3.48
Judith Bernstein22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Boston University),
Emily Quinn15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Boston University)
+ 6 AuthorsLois McCloskey9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Boston University)
Abstract This study investigates the effect of severity of gestational diabetes (GDM) on likelihood of post-delivery glucose testing and early onset Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We asked if clinical focus on relative risk (RR), i.e. greater probability of T2DM onset in a higher-severity group, contributes to missed opportunities for prevention among women with lower-severity GDM. A sample of 12,622 continuously-insured women with GDM (2006–2015) was drawn from a large national dataset (OptumLabs® Dat...
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in BMJ open diabetes research & care
Judith Bernstein22
Estimated H-index: 22
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Emily Quinn15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Boston University)
+ 6 AuthorsLois McCloskey9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Boston University)
Objective Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a known harbinger of future type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hypertension, and cardiac disease. This population-based study was designed to identify gaps in follow-up care relevant to prevention of T2DM in a continuously insured sample of women diagnosed with GDM. Research design and methods We analyzed data spanning 2005–2015 from OptumLabs Data Warehouse, a comprehensive, longitudinal, real-world data asset with deidentified lives across claims ...
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Published on Jul 3, 2017in Substance Abuse 2.67
Christine Maynié-François1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Boston University),
Debbie M. Cheng33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Boston University)
+ 4 AuthorsRichard Saitz49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Boston University)
ABSTRACTBackground: Unhealthy alcohol use (UAU) is common among people who use other drugs; however, little information is available about UAU among patients who screen positive for drugs in primary care, where the clinical priority might be assumed to be drug use. This study aimed at describing the occurrence of UAU and its association with substance use–related outcomes in such patients. Methods: This cohort study is a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial of brief intervention fo...
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Published on May 8, 2017
Taletha Mae Derrington4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Judith Bernstein22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 5 AuthorsMilton Kotelchuck37
Estimated H-index: 37
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Published on May 1, 2017in Addiction 6.05
Theresa W. Kim10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Boston University),
Judith Bernstein22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Boston University)
+ 4 AuthorsRichard Saitz49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Boston University)
Background and Aims Screening, brief intervention and ‘referral to treatment’ programs have been promoted widely as US federal policy. Little is known about the efficacy of the RT component (referral to treatment) of brief intervention for motivating patients with unhealthy drug use identified by screening to use addiction treatment. This study aimed to compare receipt of addiction treatment following two types of brief intervention for drug use versus a no-intervention control group among prima...
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Published on Apr 1, 2017in Maternal and Child Health Journal 1.82
Milton Kotelchuck37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Harvard University),
Erika R. Cheng3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Indiana University)
+ 6 AuthorsJudith Bernstein22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Boston University)
Objectives Despite widely-known negative effects of substance use disorders (SUD) on women, children, and society, knowledge about population-based prevalence and impact of SUD and SUD treatment during the perinatal period is limited. Methods Population-based data from 375,851 singleton deliveries in Massachusetts 2003–2007 were drawn from a maternal-infant longitudinally-linked statewide dataset of vital statistics, hospital discharges (including emergency department (ED) visits), and SUD treat...
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Published on Apr 1, 2017in Pediatric Emergency Care 1.07
Judith Bernstein22
Estimated H-index: 22
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David M. Dorfman50
Estimated H-index: 50
+ 4 AuthorsEdward Bernstein25
Estimated H-index: 25
OBJECTIVES: Almost 200,000 adolescents visit US emergency departments (EDs) yearly for conditions involving underage drinking but receive no follow-up referral. Other health risk behaviors resulting in sexually transmitted infections, car crashes, and assault-related injury are common among adolescents. A pediatric ED (PED) visit presents an opportunity to discuss and promote prevention. We report here on implementation of a new PED navigator/extender role, the Health Promotion Advocate (HPA). M...
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