Eric J. Roseen, DC, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
General Internal Medicine




Eric J. Roseen, DC, PhD is an assistant professor of medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a chiropractic physician in the adult medicine primary care clinic at Boston Medical Center.

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 and his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Roseen has additional research training through multiple competitive opportunities including the NIDA-funded Fellow Immersion Training (FIT) in Addiction Medicine, and the NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).
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Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis: an Embedded Pragmatic Trial
05/19/2023 - 04/30/2025 (PI)
Tufts Medical Center National Center for

Optimization and multi-site feasibility of yoga for chronic pain in people in treatment for opioid use disorder
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2025 (PI)
Butler Hospital National Center for

Administrative Supplement for: Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2024 (PI)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health/NIH/DHHS
3K23AT010487-03S1

Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2024 (PI)
National Institutes of Health/DHHS/NIH National Center for
5F32AT009272-03

Optimizing Impact of Manual Therapy and Exercise on Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication: A Multi-Site Feasibility Study
08/10/2023 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh National Center for
1R01AT012534-01

Pain phenotype, neuromuscular impairment, and development of disability among at-risk older adult…
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
The University of Texas Medical Branch National Institute o

Improving Care for Chronic Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Development of a Novel Yoga Clinical Prediction Rule
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine/NIH/DHHS
5F32AT009272-03


Title

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)
NIH/NICHD

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


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Remote Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis: an Embedded Pragmatic Trial 1UG3AT012413-01
2023 Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy 5K23AT010487-05
2022 Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy 5K23AT010487-04
2021 Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy 5K23AT010487-03
2021 Administrative Supplement for: Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy 3K23AT010487-03S1
2020 Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy 5K23AT010487-02
2019 Improving Access to Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Underserved Primary Care Settings: Development and Evaluation of a Multi-level Implementation Strategy 1K23AT010487-01
2018 Improving Care for Chronic Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Development of a Novel Yoga Clinical Prediction Rule 5F32AT009272-03 3
2017 Improving Care for Chronic Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Development of a Novel Yoga Clinical Prediction Rule 5F32AT009272-02 3
2016 Improving Care for Chronic Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Development of a Novel Yoga Clinical Prediction Rule 1F32AT009272-01 3

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  1. Roseen EJ, McNaughton DT, Harrison S, Downie AS, Øverås CK, Nim CG, Jenkins HJ, Young JJ, Hartvigsen J, Stone KL, Ensrud KE, Lee S, Cawthon PM, Fink HA. Association of back pain with all-cause and cause-specific mortality among older men: a cohort study. Pain Med. 2024 May 13. PMID: 38741219; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnae040;
     
  2. Roseen EJ, Joyce C, Winbush S, Pavco-Luttschwager N, Morone NE, Saper RB, Bartels S, Patel KV, Keysor JJ, Bean JF, Laird LD. Primary care barriers and facilitators to nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain: A qualitative pilot study. PM R. 2024 May 02. PMID: 38695321; DOI: 10.1002/pmrj.13183;
     
  3. Joyce CT, Roseen EJ, Smith CN, Patterson CG, McDonough CM, Hurstak E, Morone NE, Beneciuk J, Stevans JM, Delitto A, Saper RB. A Cluster Analysis of Initial Primary Care Orders for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain. J Am Board Fam Med. 2024 Jan 05; 36(6):986-995.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38182423; DOI: 10.3122/jabfm.2023.230123R2;
     
  4. Uebelacker LA, Braun TD, Taylor LE, Saper R, Baldwi M, Abrantes A, Tremont G, Toribio A, Kirshy S, Koch R, Lorin L, Van Noppen D, Anderson B, Roseen EJ, Stein MD. Evaluation of intervention components to maximize yoga practice among people with chronic pain taking opioid agonist therapy: A factorial experiment using the multiphase optimization strategy framework. Contemp Clin Trials. 2024 Feb; 137:107411.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38103784; PMCID: PMC10922864; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107411;
     
  5. Roseen EJ, Weinberg J, Saper RB. Yoga Versus Education for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Jan; 39(1):141.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37907773; PMCID: PMC10817863; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08447-2;
     
  6. Roseen EJ, Patel KV, Ward R, de Grauw X, Atlas SJ, Bartels S, Keysor JJ, Bean JF. Trends in Chiropractic Care and Physical Rehabilitation Use Among Adults with Low Back Pain in the United States, 2002 to 2018. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Mar; 39(4):578-586. PMID: 37856007; PMCID: PMC10973298; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08438-3;
     
  7. Jenkins HJ, Downie A, Wong JJ, Young JJ, Roseen EJ, Nim CG, McNaughton D, Øveras CK, Hartvigsen J, Mior S, French SD. Patient and provider characteristics associated with therapeutic intervention selection in a chiropractic clinical encounter: a cross-sectional analysis of the COAST and O-COAST study data. Chiropr Man Therap. 2023 Sep 21; 31(1):39. PMID: 37735450; PMCID: PMC10512629; DOI: 10.1186/s12998-023-00515-y;
     
  8. McNaughton DT, Roseen EJ, Downie A, Jenkins H, Øverås CK, Young JJ, Fink HA, Stone KL, Cawthon P, Hartvigsen J. Stressful life events and low back pain in older men: A cross-sectional and prospective analysis using data from the MrOS study. Eur J Pain. 2024 Feb; 28(2):263-272. PMID: 37632158; PMCID: PMC10841215; DOI: 10.1002/ejp.2174;
     
  9. Aspinall SL, Nim CG, Harsted S, Miller A, Øverås CK, Roseen EJ, Young JJ, Søgaard K, Kawchuk G, Hartvigsen J. Presenters at chiropractic research conferences 2010-2019: is there a gender equity problem? Chiropr Man Therap. 2023 Aug 10; 31(1):28. PMID: 37563699; PMCID: PMC10416520; DOI: 10.1186/s12998-023-00498-w;
     
  10. Roseen EJ, Smith CN, Essien UR, Cozier YC, Joyce C, Morone NE, Phillips RS, Gergen Barnett K, Patterson CG, Wegener ST, Brennan GP, Delitto A, Saper RB, Beneciuk JM, Stevans JM. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Incidence of High-Impact Chronic Pain Among Primary Care Patients with Acute Low Back Pain: A Cohort Study. Pain Med. 2023 Jun 01; 24(6):633-643.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36534910; PMCID: PMC10233486; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnac193;
     
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Black and Hispanic Patients More Likely to Develop Chronic Back Pain

Pain News Network 12/23/2022

Black and Hispanic patients more likely to develop chronic lower back pain or high impact lower back pain

Medical Xpress 12/21/2022

Watch Out for Pain in This Body Part—Study Says it Could be Fatal

Eat This, Not That 7/10/2021

Back pain linked to increased mortality risk in women

Healio 6/14/2021

Study: Severe Back Pain in Women Linked to Higher Risk of Mortality

Pharmacy Times 4/26/2021

The One Thing Women With Back Pain Have in Common, New Study Says

The Best Life 4/23/2021

This common health issue linked to higher death risk in women

Knowridge Science Report 4/21/2021

Watch Out for Pain in This Body Part—New Study Says it Could be Fatal

Eat This, Not That 4/21/2021

Study: Adults with chronic low back pain should be willing to try yoga, physical therapy

Healio 7/21/2020

Positive Attitude Improves Effectiveness of Yoga and Physical Therapy

Pain News Network 7/20/2020

One Thing That Can Make Yoga More Effective For Easing Lower Back Pain

MindBodyGreen 7/16/2020

Hatha Yoga May be the Most Effective Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain

The Science Times 7/14/2020

On the Job Training

American Chiropractic Association 12/16/2019

Yoga, Physical Therapy Ease Sleep Problems — and the Need for Opioids — in Pain Patients

HealthCity 11/27/2019

Disturbed Sleep, Back Pain Troubling You? Take Up Yoga for 3 Months

The Economic Times 11/22/2019

Yoga and Physical Therapy Improved Sleep in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

PainRelief.com 11/21/2019

Study: Yoga For Lower Back Pain Can Improve Your Quality of Sleep

All4Women 11/21/2019

American study confirms benefits of yoga for treatment of lower back pain and sleep disturbance

Inquirer.Net 11/21/2019

Yoga and PT Can Help Relieve Chronic Lower Back Pain and Associated Sleep Problems, Study Finds

Minn Post 11/21/2019

An American Study Confirms the Benefits of Yoga for the Treatment of Lower Back Pain and Sleep Disturbance

Yahoo News 11/20/2019

Yoga Effectively Treats Sleep Disturbances and Back Pain

NewsGram 11/20/2019

Yoga, Physical Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain Also Improves Sleep

Sleep Review 11/20/2019

For Residents With Back Pain And Sleep Disturbances, Yoga or PT Can Help

McKnight's Long-Term Care News 11/20/2019

Yoga or PT Shown to Improve Back Pain and Sleep

Psych Central 11/20/2019

Yoga and physical therapy effective in treating co-occurring sleep disturbance, back pain

News-Medical.Net 11/19/2019

New study shows link between diabetes and back pain

Consumer Affairs 2/25/2019

Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women

Doctors Lounge via HealthDay News 11/29/2018

Back Pain Is Linked With Increased Risk of Death in Older Women

AJMC News 11/27/2018

2024 American Chiropractic Association: Researcher of the year
2024 University of Western States: DC alumnus of the year
2018 International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health: Early Career Researcher Award
2016 International Back and Neck Forum: Early Career Researcher Award
2016 International Congress for Integrative Medicine and Health: Distinguished New Investigator
2010 Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards : Wolfson Scholar
2010 American Chiropractic Association: Student leader of the year
2007 Minnesota State University Moorhead: Magna Cum Laude
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Low Back Pain
Epidemiology
Causal inference
Implementation Science
Complementary Medicine
Integrative Medicine
Yoga
Chiropractic

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