Natalia E. Morone, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Medicine

Natalia Morone


Natalia E. Morone, MD, MS received her BA at Barnard College, Columbia University, her MD at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and her Master of Science in Clinical Research at University of Pittsburgh. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University and is a clinical general internist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications that focus on integrative approaches for chronic pain, mindfulness, chronic low back pain, integration of mindfulness into clinical practice, and diversifying the biomedical research workforce. She is currently Principal Investigator of a UH3 award pragmatic clinical trial to evaluate telehealth delivered group mindfulness for chronic low back pain, multi-Principal Investigator of a 25-site randomized trial of a year-long professional development intervention to retain historically underrepresented groups in research, and Principal Investigator of a K24 midcareer development award to mentor early investigators in mind and body medicine and pain.

In addition to her research, she is co-Director of the CTSI Pathways to Research Independence and Mentoring Excellence (PRIME) program and is a member of the CTSI Workforce Development Group. She started an integrated acupuncture clinic within the Boston Medical Center General Internal Medicine Clinic. She received the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award for the Career Education and enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program and was named a Faculty Honoree.

Committed to mentoring, she mentors medical students, residents, fellows, post-docs, and junior faculty. Mentees have gone on to receive federal grant funding, have published their work in peer-reviewed journals and have presented their work both locally and nationally.


  • Michigan State University, MD


  • Published on 4/19/2022

    Binda DD, Greco CM, Morone NE. What Are Adverse Events in Mindfulness Meditation? Glob Adv Health Med. 2022; 11:2164957X221096640. PMID: 35464906.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    DiNardo MM, Greco C, Phares AD, Beyer NM, Youk AO, Obrosky DS, Morone NE, Owen JE, Saba SK, Suss SJ, Siminerio L. Effects of an integrated mindfulness intervention for veterans with diabetes distress: a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2022 Mar; 10(2). PMID: 35346971.

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  • Published on 11/1/2021

    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 Nov-Dec 01; 83(9):1067-1074. PMID: 34267085.

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  • Published on 9/14/2021

    Doyle JM, Morone NE, Proulx CN, Althouse AD, Rubio DM, Thakar MS, Murrell AJ, White GE. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on underrepresented early-career PhD and physician scientists. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021; 5(1):e174. PMID: 34721892.

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  • Published on 8/27/2021

    Greco CM, Gaylord SA, Faurot K, Weinberg JM, Gardiner P, Roth I, 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 10; 109:106545. PMID: 34455111.

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  • Published on 8/25/2021

    White GE, Proulx CN, Morone NE, Murrell AJ, Rubio DM. Recruiting underrepresented individuals in a double pandemic: Lessons learned in a randomized control trial. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021; 5(1):e185. PMID: 34849260.

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  • Published on 3/23/2021

    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. PMID: 33757584.

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  • Published on 2/23/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 4/1/2020

    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. PMID: 32239222.

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  • Published on 1/20/2020

    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.

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