Diane S. Morse, M.D.

Diane S. Morse, M.D.

Contact Information

300 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 473-5152
Office: (585) 275-6484

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)

Faculty Diversity Award | University of Rochester School of Medicine 2016
Morse, DS, et al, Professors' Choice for Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences division. Gender Differences in Mental | Poster presentation at University of Rochester Undergraduate Res | Rochester, NY 2014
Mentorship award, Mentoring Day | Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBSRN) | HIV/AIDS, 9th National Scientific Meeting, Baltimore, MD 2013
Thomas K, Morse DS, and Cerullie C Best poster award, Addressing systemic issues and health of women in drug treatment court | Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) World AIDS Day Scientific Symp | University of Rochester School of Medicine 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 | 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

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2016 May
Wilson JL, Bandyopadhyay S, Yang H, Cerulli C, Morse DS. "Identifying Predictors of Substance Use and Recidivism Outcomes Among Drug Treatment Court Clients." Submitted to Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2016; .
Morse DS, Bandyopadhyay K, Guido J, Yang H, Wilson JL, Taxman F, Gamble S, Cerulli C. "Drug Treatment Court Client Outcomes: Influences of Social Context." Revise and resubmit from International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. 2016; .
2015 Dec
Morse DS, Silverstein J, Thomas K, Bedel 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 Dec; 3:12. Epub 2015 Jun 17.
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

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Medicine in Psychiatry Svc (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, General Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor - Center for Community Health


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


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

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center08/01/2008 - 08/01/2011
Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center08/01/2008 - 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