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Diane S. Morse, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 279-4999

Fax: (585) 473-5152

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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 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:


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: To read a recent Research@URMC blog post describing one of Dr. Morse's research interests, please visit:



  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | University of Miami School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2008 - 07/31/2011
Research in Internal Medicine & Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Advanced Biopsychosocial Studies at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1990
Residency in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Santa Clara)

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Santa Clara)

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Faculty Diversity Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Morse, DS, et al, Professors' Choice for Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences division. Gender Differences in Mental
Sponsor: Poster presentation at University of Rochester Undergraduate Res
Location: Rochester, NY

Mentorship award, Mentoring Day
Sponsor: Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBSRN)
Location: HIV/AIDS, 9th National Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, MD

Thomas K, Morse DS, and Cerullie C Best poster award, Addressing systemic issues and health of women in drug treatment court
Sponsor: Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) World AIDS Day Scientific Symp
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Scholarship awarded to attend Academic Consortium on Criminal Health research conference

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

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

2007 - 2008
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sponsor: US State Department
Location: Israel

Workshop Ranked in the Top 10%
Sponsor: Society of General Internal Medicine
Location: National Annual Meeting

Mayper Award for Promoting Interracial Amity
Sponsor: Brandeis University
Location: Waltham, MA

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Patent Title: Motivational Interviewing Intervention Manual for Abused Women: Increasing Safety Behaviors and Promoting Self-Determination
Patent #: TXu1-628-718
Issue Date: Mar 10, 2009
Country: United States
Invented By: Natalie A Cort, Diane Morse

Patent Title: Motivational Enhancement Intervention for Abused Women: Increasing Safety and Promoting Self-Determination - Therapist Manual
Patent #: TXu 1-754-930
Issue Date: May 11, 2011
Country: United States
Invented By: Natalie A Cort, Diane Morse


Journal Articles

Przybyla S, Fillo J, Kamper-DeMarco K, Bleasdale J, Parks K, Klasko-Foster L, Morse D. "HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) knowledge, familiarity, and attitudes among United States healthcare professional students: A cross-sectional study." Preventive medicine reports.. 2021 Jun 0; 22:101334. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

McDaniel SH, Morse DS, Edwardsen EA, Taupin A, Gurnsey MG, Griggs JJ, Shields CG, Reis S. "Empathy and boundary turbulence in cancer communication." Patient education and counseling.. 2021 Apr 15; Epub 2021 Apr 15.

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. "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." Journal of substance abuse treatment.. 2021 Jan 29; :108315. Epub 2021 Jan 29.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: The Evolution and Legacy of the Engel & Romano Work in Biopsychosocial Medicine
Author List: DS Morse, KR Johnson, J Cohen
Published By: Meliora Press, University of Rochester Press 2013

Chapter Title: Physicians, Relationships with
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
Author List: DS Morse; SH McDaniel
Edited By: HT Reis, S Sprecher
Published By: Sage 2009 in Thousand Oaks, CA

Chapter Title: Women
Book Title: Behavioral Medicine: A Guide to Clinical Practice
Author List: DS Morse, J Walsh, M Jelley
Edited By: MD Feldman, JF Christensen
Published By: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc 2008 in New York