Dr. Edward Bernstein, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Community Health Science at Boston University, has pioneered methods to integrate public health into emergency medicine practice, developed and disseminated systems of emergency care that enhance health communications between providers and patients, and extensively tested a comprehensive model for intervention in which community experts motivate patients with preventable conditions to access and navigate appropriate services. Over the past 22 years, Dr. Bernstein was an early pioneer in improving the care of patients with unhealthy alcohol and drug use in the emergency and an early pioneer in screening and brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT). He has developed a body of NIH sponsored research and published 72 papers in peer reviewed journals. He was invited to present at the Whitehouse Summit on Heroin and Prescription Opioids. Dr. Bernstein is serving a six year term as the representative of the non-public Massachusetts Medical Schools on the Public Health Council, the governing body of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.