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photo Natalia E. Morone, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science

Co-Director, Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED)

Associate Director, Clinical Scientist Track, Internal Medicine Residency

Associate Director, International Scholars Track, Internal Medicine Residency

Email: moronene@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2659

Contact
Office: 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Office 600.28
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2659
Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: moronene@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Annamarie Turner
Address: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Email: turnera@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-692-2659
Fax: 412-692-4838
Education and Training
Education
BA, Barnard College, Columbia University, 1986
MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 1993
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2005
Training
Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, Phoenix, Arizona, 1997
General Medicine Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006
Research Interest
Dr. Morone is interested in research evaluating the effectiveness of mind-body and complementary interventions for chronic pain and high blood pressure, particularly mindfulness meditation. She is also interested in identifying the psychological contributors to chronic pain. For health care providers, Dr. Morone is interested in curriculum development regarding treatment of patients with chronic pain.

Dr. Morone has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in well-respected journals on topics such as chronic pain management and the effects of mindfulness meditation on chronic low back pain. She is and has been both a principal investigator and a co-investigator on research grants studying chronic pain management. Her work has been funded by the NIH.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Morone takes a holistic approach to patient care in her clinical practice by focusing not only on her patients' physical ailments, but on their emotional and mental well-being. She is interested in mind-body and other integrative approaches to chronic pain.

Dr. Morone is a staff physician in the general internal medicine clinic at UPMC Montefiore. She is fluent in Spanish and welcomes Spanish-speaking patients.
Educational Interest
Dr. Morone is involved in teaching at both the School of Medicine and the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). She is the associate director of the Clinical Scientist Track (CST) in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The CST prepares residents for their academic medicine and clinical research careers by providing opportunities to learn and practice clinical research skills during residency training.

In addition, Dr. Morone is the co-director of the Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program within the ICRE. CEED provides career development training to those underrepresented in academic medicine or the health sciences.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Leading Emerging and Diverse Scientists to Success (LEADS)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of General Medical Science
Grant Number: R25 GM116740
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Targeted Interventions to Prevent Chronic Low Back Pain in High Risk Patients: A Multi-Site Pragmatic RCT
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Minding GOALS: An Internet-Assisted Mind-Body-Behavior Program for Blood Pressure Control
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R34 HL123500
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Dissemination of a Diabetes Prevention Program Among Medicare Eligible Retirees
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R18 DK096405
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Measuring the Context of Healing: Using PROMIS in Chronic Pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: Pain Education Center of Excellence: Pain Challenges in Primary Care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Altarum Institute
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2013
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Research Education Core
Role: Co-Director
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR000005
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: Effectiveness of a Mind-Body Program for Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG034078
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2016
Title: The Healing Context in CAM: Instrument Development and Initial Validation
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Grant Number: R01 AT006453
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: Reducing Depressive Symptoms in SLE
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation/National Institute of Arthristis, Muscoskel, & Skin Disease
Grant Number: R01 AR057338
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2014
Notable Achievements
Program Awardee and Faculty Honoree, Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award for the Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Team Awardee, Bronze Excellence in Government Award for Teledementia Clinic, Federal Executive Board, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 2014
Promoted, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Awardee, Multidisciplinary Research Scholar, Clinical and Translational Science (KL2) Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2005-2010