Natalia Morone, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Michigan State University

Dr. Morone's research interests include:

Chronic Pain
Chronic Low Back Pain
Non-pharmacological approaches to chronic pain
Mind-Body Medicine
Hypertension (effects of stress reduction/mindfulness)

2017 Pittsburgh Magazine: Named one of Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors in 2017
2014 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Team Awardee
2014 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award: Program Awardee and Faculty Honoree
2005-2010 Multidisciplinary Research Scholar: Awardee
1997-1999 National Health Services Corps: Awardee

Creating and Optimizing Mindfulness Measures to Enhance and Normalize Clinical Evaluation(COMMENCE)
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Northwestern University NIH-NCCIH

Group-based mindfulness for patients with chronic low back pain in the primary care setting
09/28/2019 - 08/31/2020 (PI)

Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientist to Success(LEADS)
06/01/2018 - 07/31/2020 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh NIH-NIGMS

Integrated Technology-Based Intervention to Reduce Heavy Drinking and Chronic Pain among Patients…
05/15/2019 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
Boston University NIH-NIAAA


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  1. Stokes A, Lundberg DJ, Sheridan B, Hempstead K, Morone NE, Lasser KE, Trinquart L, Neogi T. Association of Obesity With Prescription Opioids for Painful Conditions in Patients Seeking Primary Care in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Apr 01; 3(4):e202012.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32239222
  2. Yeh CH, Li C, Glick R, Schlenk EA, Albers K, Suen LK, Lukkahatai N, Salen N, Pandiri S, Ma W, Perrin N, Morone NE, Christo PJ. A prospective randomized controlled study of auricular point acupressure to manage chronic low back pain in older adults: study protocol. Trials. 2020 Jan 20; 21(1):99. PMID: 31959226
  3. Weiner DK, Gentili A, Coffey-Vega K, Morone N, Rossi M, Perera S. Biopsychosocial Profiles and Functional Correlates in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Preliminary Study. Pain Med. 2019 07 01; 20(7):1300-1310. PMID: 29672748; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pny065;
  4. Abebe KZ, Morone NE, Mayowski CA, Rubio DM, Kapoor WK. Sowing the "CEED"s of a more diverse biomedical workforce: The Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) program at the University of Pittsburgh. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019 Feb; 3(1):21-26. PMID: 31402987
  5. Morone NE. Not Just Mind Over Matter: Reviewing With Patients How Mindfulness Relieves Chronic Low Back Pain. J Evid Based Integr Med. 2019 Jan-Dec; 24:2515690X19838490. PMID: 30942087
  6. Luiggi-Hernandez JG, Woo J, Hamm M, Greco CM, Weiner DK, Morone NE. Mindfulness for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Qualitative Analysis. Pain Med. 2018 11 01; 19(11):2138-2145. PMID: 29025059; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnx197;
  7. Sciamanna C, Ballentine NH, Bopp M, Brach JS, Chinchilli VM, Ciccolo JT, Conroy MB, Fisher A, Fox EJ, Greenspan SL, Jan De Beur Suzanne M, Kearcher K, Kraschnewski JL, McTigue KM, McAuley E, Morone NE, Paranjape A, Rodriguez-Colon S, Rosenzweig A, Smyth JM, Stewart KJ, Stuckey HL. Working to Increase Stability through Exercise (WISE): Study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of a coached exercise program to reduce serious fall-related injuries. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 11; 74:1-10. PMID: 30261294; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.006;
  8. Powers BB, Homer MC, Morone N, Edmonds N, Rossi MI. Creation of an Interprofessional Teledementia Clinic for Rural Veterans: Preliminary Data. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 May; 65(5):1092-1099. PMID: 28295142; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14839;
  9. Morone NE, Moore CG, Greco CM. Characteristics of Adults Who Used Mindfulness Meditation: United States, 2012. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jul; 23(7):545-550. PMID: 28084788; DOI: 10.1089/acm.2016.0099;
  10. Polsunas PJ, Sowa G, Fritz JM, Gentili A, Morone NE, Raja SN, Rodriguez E, Schmader K, Scholten JD, Weiner DK. Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment: Part X: Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome. Pain Med. 2016 09; 17(9):1638-47. PMID: 27605679; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnw151;
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Chronic low back pain

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