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 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

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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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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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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Svetkey, Laura P., Bryan C. Batch, Pao-Hwa Lin, Stephen S. Intille, Leonor Corsino, Crystal C. Tyson, Hayden B. Bosworth, et al. “Erratum: Cell phone intervention for you (CITY): A randomized, controlled trial of behavioral weight loss intervention for young adults using mobile technology.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 24, no. 2 (February 2016): 536. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21433.

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Lin, Pao-Hwa, Stephen Intille, Gary Bennett, Hayden B. Bosworth, Leonor Corsino, Corrine Voils, Steven Grambow, et al. “Adaptive intervention design in mobile health: Intervention design and development in the Cell Phone Intervention for You trial.” Clin Trials 12, no. 6 (December 2015): 634–45. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774515597222.

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Svetkey, Laura P., Bryan C. Batch, Pao-Hwa Lin, Stephen S. Intille, Leonor Corsino, Crystal C. Tyson, Hayden B. Bosworth, et al. “Cell phone intervention for you (CITY): A randomized, controlled trial of behavioral weight loss intervention for young adults using mobile technology.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 23, no. 11 (November 2015): 2133–41. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.21226.

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Zullig, Leah L., Hayden B. Bosworth, Amy S. Jeffreys, Leonor Corsino, Cynthia J. Coffman, Eugene Z. Oddone, William S. Yancy, and Kelli D. Allen. “The association of comorbid conditions with patient-reported outcomes in Veterans with hip and knee osteoarthritis.” In Clin Rheumatol, 34:1435–41, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-014-2707-y.

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Okorodudu, Daniel E., Hayden B. Bosworth, and Leonor Corsino. “Innovative interventions to promote behavioral change in overweight or obese individuals: A review of the literature.” Ann Med 47, no. 3 (May 2015): 179–85. https://doi.org/10.3109/07853890.2014.931102.

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Allen, K. D., H. B. Bosworth, R. Chatterjee, C. J. Coffman, L. Corsino, R. Dolor, A. S. Jeffreys, N. Negbenebor, E. Z. Oddone, and W. S. Yancy. “Prevalence and predictors of non-surgical osteoarthritis treatment among patients in primary care clinics.” In Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 23:A200–201. Elsevier BV, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2015.02.995.

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