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

Classes Taught


  • Published on 2/5/2024

    Morone NE, Harr ED, Baez JE, Rodriguez RD, Lawrence SM, Barnhill JL, Roth I. Integrating a Community Advisory Board Into a Pragmatic Trial of Mindfulness for Chronic Low Back Pain. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2024; 13:27536130241231736. PMID: 38322150.

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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 7/1/2023

    Greco CM, Dore GA, Weinberg JM, Roth I, Thomas HN, Lawrence S, Rodriguez R, McGillis M, Morone NE. A Brief Measure of Fidelity for Mindfulness Programs: Development and Evaluation of the Concise Fidelity for Mindfulness-Based Interventions Tool. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023; 12:27536130231174234. PMID: 37426338.

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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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  • Published on 4/13/2023

    Thakar MS, Mitchell-Miland C, Morone NE, Althouse AD, Murrell AJ, Rubio DM, White GE. Perseverance and consistency of interest in underrepresented post-doctoral fellows and early-career faculty. J Clin Transl Sci. 2023; 7(1):e100. PMID: 37250996.

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  • Published on 9/14/2022

    Binda DD, Weinberg JM, Nguyen T, Morone NE. Characterizing Interprofessional Collaboration and Referral to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs. Glob Adv Health Med. 2022; 11:2164957X221126484. PMID: 36118601.

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  • Published on 8/30/2022

    White GE, Proulx CN, Morone NE, Thakar MS, Murrell AJ, Althouse AD, Rubio DM. A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Gender and Career Status Differences in the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Underrepresented Postdoctoral Fellows and Early-Career Faculty. Acad Med. 2022 Dec 01; 97(12):1824-1831. PMID: 36449920.

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  • Published on 8/19/2022

    White GE, Proulx CN, Rubio DM, Thakar MS, Morone NE, Mitchell-Miland C, Althouse AD, Murrell AJ. The impact of social unrest due to systemic racism on underrepresented post-doctoral fellows and early-career faculty. J Clin Transl Sci. 2022; 6(1):e112. PMID: 36285023.

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  • 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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