Debra Bernat

Debra Bernat

Debra Bernat

Associate Professor

School: Milken Institute School of Public Health

Department: Epidemiology


Email: Debra Bernat
Office Phone: 202-994-2443
Fax: 202-994-0082
950 New Hampshire Avenue, Office: 518 - Floor 5 Washington DC 20052

Debra Bernat is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

Behavioral Health

Evaluation Research

Health Disparities

Health Policy

Population Health

Social Determinants of Health

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Temple University, 1994

Master of Arts in Education, University of Michigan, 1996

Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 2004

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2007

PubH 6003 - Principles and Practice of Epidemiology

PubH 6299 - Substance Use Epidemiology

Choi, K. & Bernat, D.  (2016).  E-cigarette use among Florida youth with and without asthma.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine51(4), 446-453.

Bellatorre, A., Choi, K. & Bernat, D.  (2015).  The influence of the social environment on youth smoking status.  Preventive Medicine, 81, 309-313.

Harpin, S.B., Sieving, R.E., Bernat, D.H. & Bearinger, L.H.  (2014).  Patterns of in-migration and out-migration of middle school adolescents.  Health Behavior and Policy Review, 1(5)351-361.

Hood, N.E., Bernat, D.H. Ferketich, A.K. & Klein, E.G. (2014). Community characteristics associated with smoke-free park policies in the U.S.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(6)828-835

Bernat, D.H., Lenk, K.M., Nelson, T.F., Winters, K.C. & Toomey, T.L.  (2014).  College law enforcement and security department responses to alcohol-related incidents: A national study.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(8), 2253-2259.

Bernat, D.H., Gerend, M.A., Chevallier, K., Zimmerman, M.A. & Bauermeister, J.A.  (2013).  Characteristics associated with initiation of the HPV vaccine among a national sample of male and female young adults.  Journal of Adolescent Health53(5), 630-636.

Klein, E.G., Bernat, D.H., Lenk, K.M. & Forster, J.L.  (2013).  Nondaily smoking patterns in young adulthood.  Addictive Behaviors, 38(7), 2267-2272.

Bernat, D.H., Maldonado-Molina, M.M., Hyland, A. & Wagenaar, A.C.  (2013).  Effects of smoke-free laws on alcohol-related car crashes in California and New York: Time series analyses from 1982 to 2008.  American Journal of Public Health103(2), 214-220.

Klein, E.G., Bernat, D.H. & Forster, J.L. (2012).  Young Adult Perceptions of smoking in outdoor park areas.  Health & Place, 18, 1042-1045.

Bernat, D.H., Choi, K., Erickson, D.J., Lenk, K. & Forster, J.L.  (2012).  Minnesota’s comprehensive statewide smokefree law: Short-term effects on young adults.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43(5), S156-S162.