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) 684-4005

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

Casagrande, Sarah Stark, Larissa Aviles-Santa, Leonor Corsino, Martha L. Daviglus, Linda C. Gallo, Rebeca A. Espinoza Giacinto, Maria M. Llabre, et al. “HEMOGLOBIN A1C, BLOOD PRESSURE, AND LDL-CHOLESTEROL CONTROL AMONG HISPANIC/LATINO ADULTS WITH DIABETES: RESULTS FROM THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY HEALTH STUDY/STUDY OF LATINOS (HCHS/SOL).” Endocr Pract 23, no. 10 (October 2017): 1232–53. https://doi.org/10.4158/EP171765.OR.

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28816530
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Spratt, Susan E., Katherine Pereira, Bradi B. Granger, Bryan C. Batch, Matthew Phelan, Michael Pencina, Marie Lynn Miranda, et al. “Assessing electronic health record phenotypes against gold-standard diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus.” J Am Med Inform Assoc 24, no. e1 (April 1, 2017): e121–28. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocw123.

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27616701
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Allen, Kelli D., Eugene Z. Oddone, Cynthia J. Coffman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Hayden B. Bosworth, Ranee Chatterjee, Jennifer McDuffie, et al. “Patient, Provider, and Combined Interventions for Managing Osteoarthritis in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomized Trial.” Ann Intern Med 166, no. 6 (March 21, 2017): 401–11. https://doi.org/10.7326/M16-1245.

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28114648
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Corsino, Leonor, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Nicole M. Butera, Anna María Siega-Riz, Cristina Palacios, Cynthia M. Pérez, Sandra S. Albrecht, et al. “Association of the DASH dietary pattern with insulin resistance and diabetes in US Hispanic/Latino adults: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).” Bmj Open Diabetes Res Care 5, no. 1 (2017): e000402. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjdrc-2017-000402.

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28761660
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Spratt, Susan E., Katherine Pereira, Bradi B. Granger, Bryan C. Batch, Matthew Phelan, Michael J. Pencina, Marie Lynn Miranda, et al. “Assessing electronic health record phenotypes against gold-standard diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus.” J. Am. Medical Informatics Assoc. 24 (2017): e121–28. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocw123.

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Shantavasinkul, Prapimporn Chattranukulchai, Philip Omotosho, Leonor Corsino, Dana Portenier, and Alfonso Torquati. “Predictors of weight regain in patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.” Surg Obes Relat Dis 12, no. 9 (November 2016): 1640–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2016.08.028.

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27989521
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Tyson, Crystal C., Pao-Hwa Lin, Leonor Corsino, Bryan C. Batch, Jenifer Allen, Shelly Sapp, Huiman Barnhart, Chinazo Nwankwo, Jasmine Burroughs, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Short-term effects of the DASH diet in adults with moderate chronic kidney disease: a pilot feeding study.” Clin Kidney J 9, no. 4 (August 2016): 592–98. https://doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfw046.

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27478603
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Shantavasinkul, Prapimporn C., Alfonso Torquati, and Leonor Corsino. “Post-gastric bypass hypoglycaemia: a review.” Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 85, no. 1 (July 2016): 3–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.13033.

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Omotosho, Philip, Alessandro Mor, Prapimporn Chattranukulchai Shantavasinkul, Leonor Corsino, and Alfonso Torquati. “Gastric bypass significantly improves quality of life in morbidly obese patients with type 2 diabetes.” Surg Endosc 30, no. 7 (July 2016): 2857–64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-015-4568-0.

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26823053
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Chen, Yijun, Leonor Corsino, Prapimporn Chattranukulchai Shantavasinkul, John Grant, Dana Portenier, Laura Ding, and Alfonso Torquati. “Gastric Bypass Surgery Leads to Long-term Remission or Improvement of Type 2 Diabetes and Significant Decrease of Microvascular and Macrovascular Complications.” Ann Surg 263, no. 6 (June 2016): 1138–42. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000001509.

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26599565
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