Eric Jon Roseen, DC, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Eric Roseen
801 Massachusetts Ave


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).

Classes Taught

  • SPHPM839


  • Published on 5/13/2024

    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.

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  • Published on 5/2/2024

    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.

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  • Published on 1/5/2024

    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. PMID: 38182423.

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  • Published on 12/14/2023

    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. PMID: 38103784.

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  • Published on 10/31/2023

    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. PMID: 37907773.

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  • Published on 10/19/2023

    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.

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  • Published on 9/21/2023

    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.

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  • Published on 8/25/2023

    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.

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  • Published on 8/10/2023

    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.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    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. PMID: 36534910.

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