Diane S. Morse, M.D.

Diane S. Morse, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 473-5152

Professional Bio

Dr. Morse is an internal medicine physician and researcher with special skills, training, and experience regarding women with co-morbid substance use disorders, under-treated medical conditions, trauma history, domestic violence, and criminal justice involvement. She also has extensive experience as an educator and researcher in medical communication. To learn more about Dr. Morse and the Women's Initiative Supporting Health Transitions Clinic (WISH-TC), read her recent interview with The Fortune Society's Reentry Education Project at: http://tinyurl.com/dsmorse.

Research Bio

Dr. Morse is currently engaged in health services research in a project entitled "Women's Initiative Supporting Health" (WISH). A subset of WISH is the clinical project, Women's Initiative Supporting Health-Transitions Clinic (WISH-TC). She is investigating methods to support physical and mental health among women with criminal involvement through grants from the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse, the McGowan Charitable Fund, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

For more information on the WISH-TC Project, please visit the website:
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/psychiatry/wishtc/. To read a recent Research@URMC blog post describing one of Dr. Morse's research interests, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/dsmorse2.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem | US State Department | Israel 2007 - 2008
Workshop Ranked in the Top 10% | Society of General Internal Medicine | National Annual Meeting 2005
Mayper Award for Promoting Interracial Amity | Brandeis University | Waltham, MA 1980

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 26 available »

Morse, D.S. & Wilson, J.L. "How Do We Meet the Unique Medical Needs of Justice-involved Women in our Communities?". SGIM Forum. 2015; 38(1): 5, 15. Link
Morse, DS; Silverstein, J; Thomas, K; Bedell, P; Cerulli, C. "Finding the loopholes: a cross-sectional qualitative study of systemic barriers to treatment access for women drug court participants". Health & Justice. 2015; 3(12). Link
2014 Feb
Morse DS, Cerulli C, Bedell P, Wilson JL, Thomas K, Mittal M, Lamberti JS, Williams G, Silverstein J, Mukherjee A, Walck D, Chin N. "Meeting health and psychological needs of women in drug treatment court." Journal of substance abuse treatment. 2014 Feb; 46(2):150-7. Epub 2013 Sep 24.
Kothari C.L., Butkiewicz R., Williams E.R., Jacobson C., Morse D.S., Cerulli C. "Does gender matter? Exploring mental health recovery court legal and health outcomes". Health & justice. 2014; 2(1): 12. Link
2013 Nov
McDaniel SH, Morse DS, Reis S, Edwardsen EA, Gurnsey MG, Taupin A, Griggs JJ, Shields CG. "Physicians criticizing physicians to patients." Journal of general internal medicine. 2013 Nov; 28(11):1405-9. Epub 2013 May 29.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Medicine in Psychiatry Svc (SMD) - Primary


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | University Miami Sch Medicine1987
BA | Chemistry | Brandeis University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital, URMC08/01/2008 - 08/01/2011
Fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital, URMC08/01/2008 - 08/01/2011
Fellowship in Advanced Biopsychosocial Studies at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/1990 - 06/30/93
Residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Santa Clara)07/01/1988 - 06/30/1990
Internship in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Santa Clara)06/23/1987 - 06/30/1988