Edward J Bernacki, MD, MPH

Executive Director of Health Solutions, Professor of Population Health

1975 …2018
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Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH is a Professor of Population Health and serves as the Executive Director for Health Solutions. His principal duties are to assist the Dell Medical School faculty in designing and quantifying the effects of innovative approaches to delivering healthcare that will reduce the incidence of disease as well as the cost of healthcare in Austin and Travis County. These efforts, if successful, may prove to be models for the redesign of healthcare delivery throughout the United States. Until 2015, Dr. Bernacki served as a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While there he created a network of on-site wellness clinics for multi-national employers and managed the Hopkins University and Health System's worker's compensation insurance programs. These efforts were demonstrated to be extremely successful in reducing the incidence and cost of illness for the populations served.

Before working at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bernacki held a variety of positions in industry including Corporate Medical Director of United Technologies Corporation in Hartford, CT and Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment for Tenneco, Inc. in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Bernacki is a Past President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and has published numerous peer reviewed articles in the field of occupational medicine, toxicology, medical care cost containment, and worker's compensation related issues.

Dr. Bernacki is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, earned his Medical Degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, simultaneously receiving a Master's Degree in Public Health.

In his free time, Ed enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and taking in all the exciting food options this wonderful city has to offer.

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Research Output 1975 2018

Is Employer-Directed Medical Care Associated with Decreased Workers' Compensation Claim Costs?

Tao, X., Leung, N., Kalia, N., Lavin, R. A., Yuspeh, L. & Bernacki, E. J., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 60, 5, p. e232-e237

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Workers' Compensation
Lawyers
Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis
Insurance

Significant Decreasing Trend in Low Back Injuries in a Beverage Company

Kalia, N., Lavin, R. A., Leung, N., Yuspeh, L., Bernacki, E. J. & Tao, X., Oct 1 2018, In : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 60, 10, p. e554-e558

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Back Injuries
Beverages
Wounds and Injuries
Knee
Human Body
1 Citation (Scopus)
Knee
Occupational Injuries
Tendons
Joints
Tibial Meniscus

Work Enabling Opioid Management

Lavin, R. A., Kalia, N., Yuspeh, L., Barry, J. A., Bernacki, E. J. & Tao, X., Aug 1 2017, In : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 59, 8, p. 761-764 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Morphine
Costs and Cost Analysis
Insurance
Prescriptions
1 Citation (Scopus)

A new method of assessing the impact of evidence-based medicine on claim outcomes

Hunt, D. L., Tower, J., Artuso, R. D., White, J. A., Bilinski, C., Rademacher, J., Tao, X. & Bernacki, E. J., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 58, 5, p. 519-524 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evidence-Based Medicine
Workers' Compensation
Guidelines
Cost of Illness
International Classification of Diseases