Leonor Corsino, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
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 professions 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 Reseach Investigators medallion.

Currently, Dr. Corsino holds several leadership positions including member of the Executive Committee and Associate Director of the Duke School of Medicine Masters of Biomedical Science (MBS), Co-Director for the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Community Engagement Core / Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERI), 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.

Additionally, 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 (RESURP), 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.

In Their Words

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

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, May 23, 2020. 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.” Contemp Clin 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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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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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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Shariff, Afreen Idris, Sohail Syed, Rebecca A. Shelby, Jeremy Force, Jeffrey Melson Clarke, David D’Alessio, and Leonor Corsino. “Novel cancer therapies and their association with diabetes.” J Mol Endocrinol 62, no. 2 (February 1, 2019): R187–99. https://doi.org/10.1530/JME-18-0002.

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Shelby, Rebecca A., Caroline S. Dorfman, Hayden B. Bosworth, Francis Keefe, Linda Sutton, Lynda Owen, Leonor Corsino, et al. “Testing a behavioral intervention to improve adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET).” Contemp Clin Trials 76 (January 2019): 120–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.11.010.

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Vásquez, Elizabeth, Tomoko Udo, Leonor Corsino, and Benjamín A. Shaw. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Association Between Adverse Childhood Experience, Perceived Discrimination and Body Mass Index in a National Sample of U.S. Older Adults.” J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 38, no. 1 (January 2019): 6–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/21551197.2019.1572569.

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Lin, Pao-Hwa, Steven Grambow, Stephen Intille, John A. Gallis, Tony Lazenka, Hayden Bosworth, Corrine L. Voils, et al. “The Association Between Engagement and Weight Loss Through Personal Coaching and Cell Phone Interventions in Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial.” Jmir Mhealth Uhealth 6, no. 10 (October 18, 2018): e10471. https://doi.org/10.2196/10471.

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Pasquel, Francisco J., Matthew S. Loop, Andy Menke, Matthew J. O’Brien, Denise C. Vidot, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Leonor Corsino, et al. “Progression From Prediabetes to Diabetes in Hispanics/Latinos. Results From the Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).” In Circulation, Vol. 137. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2018.

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