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Edwin Melnick, MD, MHS
CDSiC Innovation Center Planning Committee

Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital

Edwin Melnick, MD, MHS, completed his medical degree at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and his emergency medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Melnick's research focuses on improving EHR usability as a means to achieve the quadruple aim to improve healthcare delivery. He is currently in his final year as Principal Investigator of the EMBED project, a five-year UG3/UH3 National Institute on Drug Abuse award to develop, disseminate, implement, and test a user-centered decision support system to facilitate ED-initiation of buprenorphine for individuals suffering from opioid user disorder. The EMBED pragmatic trial, a parallel group randomized trial, was performed in 20 emergency departments in five healthcare systems. Dr. Melnick is in his fourth year of funding by the American Medical Association to study EHR use and its relationship to physician professional burnout and retention. From 2013-2018, Dr. Melnick completed a five-year K08 career development award with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The goal of this award was to pilot a formative process for creating a patient and provider-facing app for shared use at the bedside for the management of minor head injury in the ED. As the Interim Research Section Chief and Program Director for the Yale/VA Clinical Informatics Fellowship and the Informatics Track for the Yale School of Medicine Master of Health Science Degree Program degree, Dr. Melnick plays an active role in education and research mentorship for junior faculty, informatics fellows, emergency medicine residents, and Yale School of Medicine students. Double board-certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics, Dr. Melnick works clinically as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s York Street and Shoreline campuses.