Leonor Corsino, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Campus mail Department of Medicine, Box 3451, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-3841

Dr. Leonor Corsino is a Board- Certified Adult Endocrinologist and an experienced physician-scientist, organizational and health professional education leader. She offers an extensive and diverse leadership background with a successful implementation of innovative programs in clinical, research and workforce development and education. Her expertise and strengths lie in her diverse portfolio that expands from basic science to clinical and community-engaged research, innovative curriculum development, successful clinical program implementation, and collaborations.

Dr. Corsino's research focuses on diabetes, obesity and related complications and health disparities with a particular interest in Hispanic/Latino populations. She has successfully lead and extensively collaborates with investigators locally, nationally and internationally. Her research and contribution have been recognized locally and at the national levels with many awards including the NIH/NIDDK Network of Minority Health Research Investigators medallion.

Dr. Corsino has extensive leadership experience including her current roles as member of the Executive Committee Member and Associate Director of the Duke School of Medicine Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MBS), Co-Director for the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Community Engagement Core / Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) and Associate Dean of Students Affairs/Advisory Dean Duke School of Medicine MD program.

She is the former Co-Director, Education and Training Sub-core, Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity, Director/ Duke Population Health Improvement Initiative Program, Associate Chair for the Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, and Associate Director for the Duke School of Medicine Office of Faculty Mentoring Training.

Dr. Corsino leadership lead to the successful development and implementation of unique and innovative programs including the Duke MBS program selective curriculum, the REACH Equity Summer Undergraduate Research Program, the CTSI/CERI Population Health Improvement Award, E-library, consultation services and the interactive platform for the Duke Population Health Improvement Program.

Her visionary and innovative initiatives have enhanced patient care, population health, and the recruitment, training, development, and support of health professions students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty having a significant, palpable and impressive impact of the diversity of health profession workforce and health disparities research.

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Education and Training

  • Fellow in Endocrinology, Medicine, Duke University, 2006 - 2009
  • Chief Resident, Medicine, Wayne State University, 2005 - 2006
  • Resident, Medicine, Wayne State University, 2002 - 2005
  • M.H.S., Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
  • M.D., Pontificia Universidad Catholica Madre Y Maestra (Dominican Republic), 1999

Publications

Moon, Jee-Young, Simin Hua, Qibin Qi, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Josiemer Mattei, Sarah S. Casagrande, Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, et al. “Association of Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption with Prediabetes and Glucose Metabolism Markers in Hispanic/Latino Adults in the United States: Results from HCHS/SOL.” The Journal of Nutrition, September 24, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab334.

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Martinez-Bianchi, Viviana, Gabriela M. Maradiaga Panayotti, Leonor Corsino, Irene C. Felsman, Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda, Gabriela A. Nagy, and Alejandro Peña. “Health and Wellness for Our Latina Community: The Work of the Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19 (LATIN-19).” N C Med J 82, no. 4 (July 2021): 278–81. https://doi.org/10.18043/ncm.82.4.278.

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Corsino, Leonor, Kenyon Railey, Katherine Brooks, Daniel Ostrovsky, Sandro O. Pinheiro, Alyson McGhan-Johnson, and Blanca Iris Padilla. “The Impact of Racial Bias in Patient Care and Medical Education: Let's Focus on the Educator.” Mededportal : The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources 17 (January 2021): 11183. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11183.

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Palacios, Cristina, Cynthia M. Pérez, Lorena González-Sepúlveda, Leonor Corsino, Sandra S. Albrecht, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ramon A. Durazo-Arvizu, Sarah Casagrande, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, and M Larissa Avilés-Santa. “Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium Consumption and Markers of Glucose Metabolism in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.” J Am Coll Nutr, November 30, 2020, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2020.1833790.

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Guerron, Alfredo D., Juan Esteban Perez, Thomas Risoli, Hui-Jie Lee, Dana Portenier, and Leonor Corsino. “Performance and improvement of the DiaRem score in diabetes remission prediction: a study with diverse procedure types.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 16, no. 10 (October 2020): 1531–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2020.05.010.

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Shelby, Rebecca A., Caroline S. Dorfman, Sarah S. Arthur, Hayden B. Bosworth, Leonor Corsino, Linda Sutton, Lynda Owen, et al. “Improving health engagement and lifestyle management for breast cancer survivors with diabetes.” Contemporary Clinical Trials 92 (May 2020): 105998. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.105998.

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Shariff, Afreen I., Nitya Kumar, William S. Yancy, and Leonor Corsino. “Type 2 Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians: a Unique Population with a Growing Challenge.” Curr Diab Rep 20, no. 1 (January 30, 2020): 4. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11892-020-1291-6.

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32002674
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Torquati, Alfonso, Prapimporn Chattranukulchai Shantavasinkul, Philip Omotosho, Leonor Corsino, and Anna Spagnoli. “Perioperative changes in prouroguanylin hormone response in severely obese subjects after bariatric surgery.” Surgery 166, no. 4 (October 2019): 456–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2019.06.037.

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31472974
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Joyce, Brian T., Donghong Wu, Lifang Hou, Qi Dai, Sheila F. Castaneda, Linda C. Gallo, Gregory A. Talavera, et al. “DASH diet and prevalent metabolic syndrome in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.” Prev Med Rep 15 (September 2019): 100950. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100950.

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31367513
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