Eric J. Roseen, DC, MSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Family Medicine

Eric J. Roseen, DC, MSc is an assistant professor of family medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and a chiropractic physician at Joint Ventures Physical Therapy and Fitness.

Dr. Roseen’s research has focused on the epidemiology of common musculoskeletal conditions, effectiveness of nonpharmacologic therapies for low back pain, and implementation of effective nonpharmacologic treatments for musculoskeletal pain in underserved communities. This work has aimed to provide evidence to inform policies that influence how musculoskeletal pain is managed in primary care settings.

Dr. Roseen’s research is funded by NIH (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development), and The BU Center for Implementation and Improvement Science. He is the recipient of a NIH K23 Career Development Award, NIH National Research Service Award, and NIH Loan Repayment Program Award. Dr. Roseen has been recognized Internationally by early career researcher awards at the International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health and the International Forum for Back and Neck Pain Research in Primary Care. He is an active member of the American Public Health Association, American Chiropractic Association, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, and the Society of Epidemiologic Research.

Dr. Roseen regularly lectures on complementary and integrative health and the epidemiology of common musculoskeletal conditions. He also enjoys mentoring graduate and undergraduate students interested in clinical research careers.

Dr. Roseen completed a clinical internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth, and has since practiced in multi-disciplinary primary care and rehabilitative settings. He received his doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He received his MSc degree in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Roseen has additional research training through multiple competitive opportunities including the BU CTSI Clinical Research Training Program (CREST), NIDA-funded Fellow Immersion Training (FIT) in Addiction Medicine, and the NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).

Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings…
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2024 (PI)

Pain phenotype, neuromuscular impairment, and development of disability among at-risk older adult…
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
The University of Texas Medical Branch NIH-NICHD

Improving Care for Chronic Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Development of a novel Yoga Clinical Pr…
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019 (PI)


Pain phenotype, neuromuscular impairment, and development of disability among at-risk older adults: a secondary analysis of the Boston RISE Study
09/01/2019 - 08/01/2020 (PI)

Patient Navigation for Musculoskeletal Pain in Primary Care
09/01/2018 - 08/01/2020 (Co-PI)
PI: Robert B. Saper, MD
Boston University

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  1. Roseen EJ, Rajendran I, Stein P, Fredman L, Fink HA, LaValley MP, Saper RB. Association of Back Pain with Mortality: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33876379; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06732-6;
  2. Roseen EJ, Conyers FG, Atlas SJ, Mehta DH. Initial Management of Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Responses from Brief Interviews of Primary Care Providers. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 Mar; 27(S1):S106-S114. PMID: 33788610; PMCID: PMC8035915; DOI: 10.1089/acm.2020.0391;
  3. Joyce C, Roseen EJ, Keysor JJ, Gross KD, Culpepper L, Saper RB. Can Yoga or Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain Improve Depression and Anxiety Among Adults From a Racially Diverse, Low-Income Community? A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Jun; 102(6):1049-1058.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33556352; PMCID: PMC8184573; DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.01.072;
  4. Roseen EJ, Gerlovin H, Felson DT, Delitto A, Sherman KJ, Saper RB. Which Chronic Low Back Pain Patients Respond Favorably to Yoga, Physical Therapy, and a Self-care Book? Responder Analyses from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Med. 2021 02 04; 22(1):165-180.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32662833; PMCID: PMC7861465; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnaa153;
  5. Roseen EJ, Kasali BA, Corcoran K, Masselli K, Laird L, Saper RB, Alford DP, Cohen E, Lisi A, Atlas SJ, Bean JF, Evans R, Bussières A. Doctors of chiropractic working with or within integrated healthcare delivery systems: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2021 01 25; 11(1):e043754.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33495261; PMCID: PMC7839851; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043754;
  6. Berlowitz J, Hall DL, Joyce C, Fredman L, Sherman KJ, Saper RB, Roseen EJ. Changes in Perceived Stress After Yoga, Physical Therapy, and Education Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Med. 2020 10 01; 21(10):2529-2537.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32500130; PMCID: PMC7778331; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnaa150;
  7. Roseen EJ, Ward RE, Keysor JJ, Atlas SJ, Leveille SG, Bean JF. The Association of Pain Phenotype with Neuromuscular Impairments and Mobility Limitations Among Older Primary Care Patients: A Secondary Analysis of the Boston Rehabilitative Impairment Study of the Elderly. PM R. 2020 08; 12(8):743-753. PMID: 31994830
  8. Garland EL, Brintz CE, Hanley AW, Roseen EJ, Atchley RM, Gaylord SA, Faurot KR, Yaffe J, Fiander M, Keefe FJ. Mind-Body Therapies for Opioid-Treated Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Jan 01; 180(1):91-105. PMID: 31682676; PMCID: PMC6830441; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4917;
  9. Roseen EJ, Gerlovin H, Femia A, Cho J, Bertisch S, Redline S, Sherman KJ, Saper R. Yoga, Physical Therapy, and Back Pain Education for Sleep Quality in Low-Income Racially Diverse Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: a Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 01; 35(1):167-176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31667747; PMCID: PMC6957649; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-019-05329-4;
  10. Costa N, Ferreira ML, Setchell J, Makovey J, Dekroo T, Downie A, Diwan A, Koes B, Natvig B, Vicenzino B, Hunter D, Roseen EJ, Rasmussen-Barr E, Guillemin F, Hartvigsen J, Bennell K, Costa L, Macedo L, Pinheiro M, Underwood M, Van Tulder M, Johansson M, Enthoven P, Kent P, O'Sullivan P, Suri P, Genevay S, Hodges PW. A Definition of "Flare" in Low Back Pain: A Multiphase Process Involving Perspectives of Individuals With Low Back Pain and Expert Consensus. J Pain. 2019 11; 20(11):1267-1275. PMID: 30904517; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.03.009;
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