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

Group-Based Mindfulness for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting - UH3
09/18/2020 - 08/31/2024 (PI)

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

Integrated Technology-Based Intervention to Reduce Heavy Y3
05/15/2019 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
Boston University National Institute o

Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientist to Success(LEADS)_Y4
06/01/2018 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh National Institute o

Building Up
08/15/2019 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh NIH-NIGMS

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


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  1. Greco CM, Gaylord SA, Faurot K, Weinberg JM, Gardiner P, Roth MI, Barnhill JL, Thomas HN, Dhamne SC, Lathren C, Baez JE, Lawrence S, Neogi T, Lasser KE, Castro MG, White AM, Simmons SJ, Ferrao C, Binda DD, Elhadidy N, Eason KM, McTigue KM, Morone NE. The design and methods of the OPTIMUM study: A multisite pragmatic randomized clinical trial of a Telehealth group mindfulness program for persons with chronic low back pain. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 Aug 27; 109:106545.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34455111
  2. Morone NE, Herbeck BB, Huang Y, Abebe KZ, Rollman BL, Jonassaint CR. The Impact of Optimism and Pain Interference on Response to Online Behavioral Treatment for Mood and Anxiety Symptoms. Psychosom Med. 2021 Jul 13. PMID: 34267085
  3. Palfai TP, Kratzer MPL, Morone NE, Bernstein JA. Integrating patient perspectives in the development of a mobile health intervention to address chronic pain and heavy drinking in primary care: a qualitative study of patients in an urban, safety-net hospital setting. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 03 23; 16(1):20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33757584; PMCID: PMC7988929; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-021-00230-0;
  4. Polaski AM, Phelps AL, Smith TJ, Helm ER, Morone NE, Szucs KA, Kostek MC, Kolber BJ. Integrated Meditation and Exercise Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Pilot of a Combined Nonpharmacological Intervention Focused on Reducing Disability and Pain in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain. Pain Med. 2021 02 23; 22(2):444-458. PMID: 33621332; PMCID: PMC7901850; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnaa403;
  5. 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 04 01; 3(4):e202012.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32239222; PMCID: PMC7118518; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.2012;
  6. 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; PMCID: PMC6972012; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-4016-x;
  7. 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;
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC6676496; DOI: 10.1017/cts.2019.364;
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC6448108; DOI: 10.1177/2515690X19838490;
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC6659019; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnx197;
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Chronic low back pain

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