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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 legal 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:




    MD | University of Miami School of Medicine

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

    07/01/1990 - 06/30/1993
    Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center

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

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

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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

    Cerulli C, Morse DS, Hordes M, Bleasdale J, Wilson K, Schwab-Reese LM, Przybyla SM. "Female Opioid Court Participants' Narratives of Siloed Medical, Legal, and Social Service Sector Interactions to Inform Future Integrated Interventions." Journal of correctional health care : the official journal of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.. 2022 Oct; 28(5):336-344.

    Bardin A, Verma S, Wagner J, Ruffier A, Morse DS. "FOCUS on women: Program evaluation of a pilot probation and primary care transitions clinic collaboration." Evaluation and program planning.. 2022 Apr 21; 92:102088. Epub 2022 Apr 21.

    Bleasdale J, Morse DS, Cerulli C, Hordes M, Wilson K, Gabriel SJ, Przybyla SM. "Women's Motivators to Engage in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment While Enrolled in an Opioid Intervention Court." Substance use & misuse.. 2022 Apr 5; :1-8. Epub 2022 Apr 05.

    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