Eric J. Roseen, DC, MSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine

Eric J. Roseen, DC, MSc is an assistant professor of family medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian 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)

Administrative Supplement for: Improving Access to Chiroprac
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health/NIH/DHHS

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 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 MPH
Boston University

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  1. Kinney AR, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoffberg AS, Middleton A, Weaver JA, Roseen EJ, Juckett LA, Brenner LA. Barriers and Facilitators to the Adoption of Evidence-based Interventions for Adults within Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Settings: A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2023 Mar 24. PMID: 36966954
  2. Kinney AR, Stearns-Yoder KA, Hoffberg AS, Middleton A, Weaver JA, Roseen EJ, Juckett LA, Brenner LA. Barriers and Facilitators to the Adoption of Evidence-Based Interventions for Adults Within Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Settings: A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2023 Mar 24. PMID: 36966954
  3. Roseen EJ, Pinheiro A, Lemaster CM, Plumb D, Wang S, Elwy AR, Streeter CC, Lynch S, Groessl E, Sherman KJ, Weinberg J, Saper RB. Yoga Versus Education for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain: a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jan 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36650329; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08037-2;
  4. Roseen EJ, Smith CN, Essien UR, Cozier YC, Joyce C, Morone NE, Phillips RS, Barnett KG, 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. 2022 Dec 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36534910; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnac193;
  5. Joyce C, Kelly KC, Gurnani S, Sherman KJ, Roseen EJ, Saper RB. "In Class We Were All One." A Qualitative Exploration of Yoga and Educational Interventions for Predominantly Low-Income and Minority Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. J Integr Complement Med. 2022 Nov; 28(11):870-877.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35914101; PMCID: PMC9835301; DOI: 10.1089/jicm.2022.0557;
  6. Joyce CT, Chernofsky A, Lodi S, Sherman KJ, Saper RB, Roseen EJ. Do Physical Therapy and Yoga Improve Pain and Disability through Psychological Mechanisms? A Causal Mediation Analysis of Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2022 Jul; 52(7):470-483.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35584010; PMCID: PMC9510936; DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2022.10813;
  7. Beneciuk JM, George SZ, Patterson CG, Smith CN, Brennan GP, Wegener ST, Roseen EJ, Saper RB, Delitto A. Treatment effect modifiers for individuals with acute low back pain: secondary analysis of the TARGET trial. Pain. 2023 01 01; 164(1):171-179.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35543647; PMCID: PMC9703897; DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002679;
  8. Marshall A, Joyce CT, Tseng B, Gerlovin H, Yeh GY, Sherman KJ, Saper RB, Roseen EJ. Changes in Pain Self-Efficacy, Coping Skills, and Fear-Avoidance Beliefs in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Yoga, Physical Therapy, and Education for Chronic Low Back Pain. Pain Med. 2022 Apr 08; 23(4):834-843.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34698869; PMCID: PMC8992579; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnab318;
  9. Joyce C, Keysor J, Stevans J, Ready K, Roseen EJ, Saper RB. Beyond the pain: A qualitative study exploring the physical therapy experience in patients with chronic low back pain. Physiother Theory Pract. 2023 Apr; 39(4):803-813.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35086420; PMCID: PMC9325917; DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2022.2029650;
  10. Miller DW, Roseen EJ, Stone JAM, Gardiner P, Olson J, Rosen S, Wayne P, Davis R, Coeytaux R. Incorporating Acupuncture Into American Healthcare: Initiating a Discussion on Implementation Science, the Status of the Field, and Stakeholder Considerations. Glob Adv Health Med. 2021; 10:21649561211042574. PMID: 34471570; PMCID: PMC8404666; DOI: 10.1177/21649561211042574;
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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 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

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
Causal inference
Implementation Science
Complementary Medicine
Integrative Medicine

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