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Diane S. Morse, M.D.

Diane S. Morse, M.D.

Mental Health and Wellness

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About Me

Professional Background

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 legal involvement. She also has extensive experience as a...
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 legal involvement. She also has extensive experience as an educator and researcher in medical communication.

To learn more about Dr. Morse and the Wellness Initiative Supporting Health Transitions Clinic (WISH-TC), formerly Women's Initiative Supporting Health Transitions Clinic, read her interview with The Fortune Society's Reentry Education Project at: http://tinyurl.com/dsmorse

Certified Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Psychiatry, Medicine in Psychiatry Svc (SMD)

Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Center for Community Health and Prevention - Joint

Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Medicine, General Medicine (SMD) - Joint

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Research, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2008 - 2011

Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1990 - 1993

Residency, Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. 1988 - 1990

Internship, Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. 1987 - 1988

Education

MD | University of Miami School of Medicine. 1987

Awards

Faculty Diversity Award. 2016

Morse, DS, et al, Professors' Choice for Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences division. Gender Differences in Mental. 2014

Mentorship award, Mentoring Day. 2013

Thomas K, Morse DS, and Cerullie C Best poster award, Addressing systemic issues and health of women in drug treatment court. 2013

Scholarship awarded to attend Academic Consortium on Criminal Health research conference. 2013

Scholarship awarded to attend Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse research conference. 2012

Laboratory for Interpersonal Violence and Victimization: Bridging Research to Practice, Rochester, NY Research award. 2010

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2007 - 2008

Workshop Ranked in the Top 10%. 2005

Mayper Award for Promoting Interracial Amity. 1980

Research

Dr. Morse is currently engaged in health services research investigating methods to support physical and mental health among women and men with criminal involvement (and other underserved populations) through grants from the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Greate...
Dr. Morse is currently engaged in health services research investigating methods to support physical and mental health among women and men with criminal involvement (and other underserved populations) through grants from the National Institute of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, the McGowan Charitable Fund, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

WISH-TC is actively recruiting for research studies to better understand the healthcare needs, and improve healthcare access to women and men recently released from incarceration. If you are 18 years or older, English-speaking, have been released from incarceration within the past year, and are interested in receiving primary care, please contact us by email: wishresearch@urmc.rochester.edu to see if you are eligible to participate in one of our studies.

Patents

Motivational Interviewing Intervention Manual for Abused Women: Increasing Safety Behaviors and Promoting Self-Determination

Issue date: March 10, 2009

Patent #: TXu1-628-718

Country: United States

Inventors: Natalie A Cort, Diane Morse

Motivational Enhancement Intervention for Abused Women: Increasing Safety and Promoting Self-Determination - Therapist Manual

Issue date: May 11, 2011

Patent #: TXu 1-754-930

Country: United States

Inventors: Natalie A Cort, Diane Morse

Publications

Journal Articles

Motivation and accessing care among drug treatment court involved women: A sequential, mixed-methods approach.

Blank L, Bandyopadhyay S, Yang H, Williams G, Cerulli C, Verma S, Anson J, Connor M, Morse DS

Journal of community psychology.. 2023 October 4 Epub 10/04/2023.

HIV/STI/HCV Risk Clusters and Hierarchies Experienced by Women Recently Released from Incarceration.

Johnson KA, Hunt T, Puglisi L, Chapman B, Epa-Llop A, Elumn J, Braick P, Bhagat N, Ko E, Nguyen A, Johnson R, Graham HK, Gilbert L, El-Bassel N, Morse DS

Healthcare.. 2023 April 711 (8)Epub 04/07/2023.

Female Opioid Court Participants' Narratives of Siloed Medical, Legal, and Social Service Sector Interactions to Inform Future Integrated Interventions.

Cerulli C, Morse DS, Hordes M, Bleasdale J, Wilson K, Schwab-Reese LM, Przybyla SM

Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.. 2022 October 28 (5):336-344. Epub 1900 01 01.

FOCUS on women: Program evaluation of a pilot probation and primary care transitions clinic collaboration.

Bardin A, Verma S, Wagner J, Ruffier A, Morse DS

Evaluation and program planning.. 2022 April 2192 :102088. Epub 04/21/2022.

Women's Motivators to Engage in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment While Enrolled in an Opioid Intervention Court.

Bleasdale J, Morse DS, Cerulli C, Hordes M, Wilson K, Gabriel SJ, Przybyla SM

Substance use & misuse.. 2022 April 5 :1-8. Epub 04/05/2022.

"I was 15 when I started doing drugs with my dad": Victimization, Social Determinants of Health, and Criminogenic Risk Among Women Opioid Intervention Court Participants.

Morse DS, Cerulli C, Hordes M, El-Bassel N, Bleasdale J, Wilson K, Henry O, Przybyla SM

Journal of interpersonal violence.. 2022 January 6 :8862605211052053. Epub 01/06/2022.

Trauma, Mental Health Distress, and Infectious Disease Prevention Among Women Recently Released From Incarceration.

Johnson KA, Hunt T, Puglisi LB, Maeng D, Epa-Llop A, Elumn JE, Nguyen A, Leung A, Chen R, Shah Z, Wang J, Johnson R, Chapman BP, Gilbert L, El-Bassel N, Morse DS

Frontiers in psychiatry.. 2022 13 :867445. Epub 05/20/2022.

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) knowledge, familiarity, and attitudes among United States healthcare professional students: A cross-sectional study.

Przybyla S, Fillo J, Kamper-DeMarco K, Bleasdale J, Parks K, Klasko-Foster L, Morse D

Preventive medicine reports.. 2021 June 22 :101334. Epub 02/23/2021.

Empathy and boundary turbulence in cancer communication.

McDaniel SH, Morse DS, Edwardsen EA, Taupin A, Gurnsey MG, Griggs JJ, Shields CG, Reis S

Patient education and counseling.. 2021 April 15 Epub 04/15/2021.

The Transitions Clinic Network: Post Incarceration Addiction Treatment, Healthcare, and Social Support (TCN-PATHS): A hybrid type-1 effectiveness trial of enhanced primary care to improve opioid use disorder treatment outcomes following release from jail.

Howell BA, Puglisi L, Clark K, Albizu-Garcia C, Ashkin E, Booth T, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Fiellin DA, Fox AD, Maurer KF, Lin HJ, McCollister K, Murphy S, Morse DS, Shavit S, Wang K, Winkelman T, Wang EA

Journal of substance abuse treatment.. 2021 January 29 :108315. Epub 01/29/2021.

"I think everybody should take it if they're doing drugs, doing heroin, or having sex for money": a qualitative study exploring perceptions of pre-exposure prophylaxis among female participants in an opioid intervention court program.

Przybyla SM, Cerulli C, Bleasdale J, Wilson K, Hordes M, El-Bassel N, Morse DS

Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy.. 2020 November 2315 (1):89. Epub 11/23/2020.

Perceived Discrimination Based on Criminal Record in Healthcare Settings and Self-Reported Health Status among Formerly Incarcerated Individuals.

Redmond N, Aminawung JA, Morse DS, Zaller N, Shavit S, Wang EA

Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.. 2019 October 18 Epub 10/18/2019.

"They didn't give up on me": a women's transitions clinic from the perspective of re-entering women.

Thomas K, Wilson JL, Bedell P, Morse DS

Addiction science & clinical practice.. 2019 April 214 (1):12. Epub 04/02/2019.

Awareness, knowledge, and attitudes towards human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among pharmacy students.

Przybyla SM, Parks K, Bleasdale J, Sawyer J, Morse D

Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning.. 2019 April 11 (4):352-360. Epub 02/23/2019.

Corrections for Academic Medicine: The Importance of Using Person-First Language for Individuals Who Have Experienced Incarceration.

Bedell PS, So M, Morse DS, Kinner SA, Ferguson WJ, Spaulding AC

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2019 February 94 (2):172-175. Epub 1900 01 01.

A Qualitative Analysis of Family Dynamics and Motivation in Sessions With 15 Women in Drug Treatment Court.

Goldberg ZE, Chin NP, Alio A, Williams G, Morse DS

Substance abuse : research and treatment.. 2019 13 :1178221818818846. Epub 01/04/2019.

Outcomes among pregnant recently incarcerated women attending a reentry transitions clinic.

Morse DS, Wilson JL, Driffill NJ, Lauture J, Khan A, King-Turner SO

Journal of community psychology.. 2018 December 17 Epub 12/17/2018.

IDENTIFYING PREDICTORS OF SUBSTANCE USE AND RECIDIVISM OUTCOME TRAJECTORIES AMONG DRUG TREATMENT COURT CLIENTS.

Wilson JL, Bandyopadhyay S, Yang H, Cerulli C, Morse DS

Criminal justice and behavior.. 2018 April 45 (4):447-467. Epub 11/07/2017.

Does a Primary Health Clinic for Formerly Incarcerated Women Increase Linkage to Care?

Morse DS, Wilson JL, McMahon JM, Dozier AM, Quiroz A, Cerulli C

Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health.. 2017 27 (4):499-508. Epub 03/13/2017.

Humoral Dysregulation Associated with Increased Systemic Inflammation among Injection Heroin Users.

Piepenbrink MS, Samuel M, Zheng B, Carter B, Fucile C, Bunce C, Kiebala M, Khan AA, Thakar J, Maggirwar SB, Morse D, Rosenberg AF, Haughey NJ, Valenti W, Keefer MC, Kobie JJ

PloS one.. 2016 11 (7):e0158641. Epub 07/05/2016.

Finding the loopholes: a cross-sectional qualitative study of systemic barriers to treatment access for women drug court participants.

Morse DS, Silverstein J, Thomas K, Bedel P, Cerulli C

Health & justice.. 2015 December 3 :12. Epub 06/17/2015.

Finding the loopholes: a cross-sectional qualitative study of systemic barriers to treatment access for women drug court participants

Morse, DS; Silverstein, J; Thomas, K; Bedell, P; Cerulli, C.

Health & Justice. 2015; 3(12).

"Our Commonality is our Past" Meaningful Experiences of Former Justice-Involved Community Health Workers Engaging with Recently Released Individuals

Bedell P, Wilson JL, White AM, Morse DS.

Health and Justice. 2015; .

"Our commonality is our past:" a qualitative analysis of re-entry community health workers' meaningful experiences.

Bedell P, Wilson JL, White AM, Morse DS

Health & justice.. 2015 3 :19. Epub 12/22/2015.

Meeting health and psychological needs of women in drug treatment court.

Morse DS, Cerulli C, Bedell P, Wilson JL, Thomas K, Mittal M, Lamberti JS, Williams G, Silverstein J, Mukherjee A, Walck D, Chin N

Journal of substance abuse treatment.. 2014 February 46 (2):150-7. Epub 09/24/2013.

Does gender matter? Exploring mental health recovery court legal and health outcomes

Kothari C.L., Butkiewicz R., Williams E.R., Jacobson C., Morse D.S., Cerulli C.

Health & justice. 2014; 2(1): 12.

Physicians criticizing physicians to patients.

McDaniel SH, Morse DS, Reis S, Edwardsen EA, Gurnsey MG, Taupin A, Griggs JJ, Shields CG

Journal of general internal medicine.. 2013 November 28 (11):1405-9. Epub 05/29/2013.

Physicians criticizing physicians to patients. EPub 2013 May 29

McDaniel SH, Morse DS, Reis S, Edwardsen EA, Gurnsey MG, Taupin A, Griggs J, Shields C.

J Gen Int Med. 2013; 28(DOI 10.1007/s11606-013-2499-9): 1405-1409.

Bridging Prevention and Health: Exploring Community Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Honduras.

Sukhera J, Cerulli C, Gawinski BA, Morse D

Journal of family violence.. 2012 October 27 (7):707-714. Epub 1900 01 01.

"An effect that is deeper than beating": family violence in Jordanian women.

Morse DS, Paldi Y, Egbarya SS, Clark CJ

Families, systems & health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare.. 2012 March 30 (1):19-31. Epub 02/13/2012.

A pilot training program for a motivational enhancement approach to hepatitis C virus treatment among individuals in Israeli methadone treatment centers.

Morse DS, Schiff M, Levit S, Cohen-Moreno R, Williams GC, Neumark Y

Substance use & misuse.. 2012 January 47 (1):56-66. Epub 1900 01 01.

Bridging Prevention and Health: Exploring Community Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Honduras (PDF)

Sukhera, J.; Cerulli, C.; Gawinski, B.A.; Morse, D.S.

Journal of Family Violence. 2012; 27(7): 707-714.

Physician dialogues with advanced cancer patients: mostly patient-friendly but often physician-directed

Edwardsen, EA; Reis, S; Morse, DS; Gurnsey, MG; Taupin, A; Shields, CG; Griggs, J; McDaniel, SH.

International Journal of Person-Centered Medicine. 2012; .

Physician dialogues with advanced cancer patients: mostly patient-friendly but often physician-directed

Edwardsen, Elizabeth A.; Reis, Shmuel; Morse, Diane S.; Gurnsey, Mary Gale; Taupin, Adam; Shields, Cleveland G.; Griggs, Jennifer; McDaniel, Susan H.

European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 2012; 1(1): 138-148.

"They Told Me To Leave" How Health Care Providers Address Intimate Partner Violence

Morse DS, Lafleur R, Rogarty C, M Mittal, C Cerulli.

J Am Board Fam Med. 2012; 25(3): 333-342.

An effect that is deeper than beating. A Qualitative Analysis of Jordanian Focus Groups on Domestic Violence, Families, Systems, and Health

Morse DS, Paldi Y, Salaymeh-Egbarya S, Clark CJ.

2012; 30(1): 1-31.

"They told me to leave": how health care providers address intimate partner violence.

Morse DS, Lafleur R, Fogarty CT, Mittal M, Cerulli C

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM.. 2012 25 (3):333-42. Epub 1900 01 01.

"What is found there": qualitative analysis of physician-nurse collaboration stories.

McGrail KA, Morse DS, Glessner T, Gardner K

Journal of general internal medicine.. 2009 February 24 (2):198-204. Epub 12/17/2008.

""What is found there": qualitative analysis of physician-nurse collaboration stories."

McGrail KA; Morse DS; Glessner T; Gardner K.

Journal of general internal medicine. 2009; 24(2): 198-204. T32 MH018911-21(NRSA)to manuscript #110328.

Using Motivational Enhancement to Reduce Barriers for Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Among Individuals in Israeli Methadone Clinics: A Pilot Study.

Morse DS, Schiff M, Levit S, Cohen-Moreno R, Newmark Y.

J Gen Int Med. 2009; 24((1)): 210.

Missed opportunities for interval empathy in lung cancer communication.

Morse DS, Edwardsen EA, Gordon HS

Archives of internal medicine.. 2008 September 22168 (17):1853-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

"Enough about Me, Let's Get Back to You" Physician Self-disclosure during Primary Care Encounters (PDF)

Morse DS; McDaniel SH; Candib L; Beach MC.

Annals of Internal Medicine. 2008; 149(11): 835-837.

Physician self-disclosure in primary care visits: enough about you, what about me?

McDaniel SH, Beckman HB, Morse DS, Silberman J, Seaburn DB, Epstein RM

Archives of internal medicine.. 2007 June 25167 (12):1321-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Educational half day: an innovative way to incorporate substance abuse curriculum into residency training.

Nigwekar SU, Morse DS

Substance abuse.. 2006 September 27 (3):1-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Intimate partner violence resource materials: assessment of information distribution.

Edwardsen EA, Morse D

Journal of interpersonal violence.. 2006 August 21 (8):971-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Structured practice opportunities with a mnemonic affect medical student interviewing skills for intimate partner violence.

Edwardsen EA, Morse DS, Frankel RM

Teaching and learning in medicine.. 2006 18 (1):62-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Physician responses to ambiguous patient symptoms.

Seaburn DB, Morse D, McDaniel SH, Beckman H, Silberman J, Epstein R

Journal of general internal medicine.. 2005 June 20 (6):525-30. Epub 1900 01 01.

Awkward moments in patient-physician communication about HIV risk.

Epstein RM, Morse DS, Frankel RM, Frarey L, Anderson K, Beckman HB

Annals of internal medicine.. 1998 March 15128 (6):435-42. Epub 1900 01 01.

The meaning of symptoms in 10 women with somatization disorder and a history of childhood abuse.

Morse DS, Suchman AL, Frankel RM

Archives of family medicine.. 1997 6 (5):468-76. Epub 1900 01 01.

Interaction of propoxyphene with diazepam, alprazolam and lorazepam.

Abernethy DR, Greenblatt DJ, Morse DS, Shader RI

British journal of clinical pharmacology.. 1985 January 19 (1):51-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Methodologic Factors Influencing Plasma Binding of Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein-Bound and Albumin-Bound Drugs

Morse DS; Abernethy D; Greenblatt D.

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapy and Toxicology. 1985; 23: 535-539.

Methodologic Factors Influencing Plasma Binding of Alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein-Bound and Albumin-Bound Drugs

Morse DS, Abernethy D, Greenblatt D.

International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapy and Toxicology. 1985; 23: 535-539.

Clinical Importance of the Interaction of Diazepam and Cimetidine

New England Journal of Medicine. 1984; 310: 1639-1643.

Books

The Evolution and Legacy of the Engel & Romano Work in Biopsychosocial Medicine (2013)

Authors: DS Morse, KR Johnson, J Cohen

Publisher: Meliora Press, University of Rochester Press 2013

Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

Chapter: Physicians, Relationships with

Authors: DS Morse; SH McDaniel

Publisher: Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA 2009

Behavioral Medicine: A Guide to Clinical Practice (2008)

Chapter: Women

Authors: DS Morse, J Walsh, M Jelley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, New York 2008

Violence Against Women: A Physician's Guide to Identification and Management (2003)

Chapter: Child Abuse, Incest, and Somatization

Authors: DS Morse

Publisher: American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2003

The Biopsychosocial Model (2003)

Chapter: The Biopsychosocial Approach: Past, Present, Future

Authors: RM Epstein; DS Morse; GC Williams; P Leroux; AL Suchman;TE Quill

Publisher: University of Rochester Press 2003

Book Review of: Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility. (1996)

Authors: Book by Doherty WJ

Publisher: Fam Syst & Health 1996

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