Edward Melnick, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship

Dr. Melnick 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 second 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, began enrollment in October 2019 in 20 emergency departments in five healthcare systems. In the fall of 2019, Dr. Melnick also launched two one-year pilot studies funded by the American Medical Association to study EHR usability 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. The intervention from his K award is currently being studied in an RCT at the Mayo Clinic. As the 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.