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

Fortmann, Addie L., Scott C. Roesch, Frank J. Penedo, Carmen R. Isasi, Mercedes R. Carnethon, Leonor Corsino, Neil Schneiderman, et al. “Glycemic control among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos with diabetes from the HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study: do structural and functional social support play a role?” J Behav Med 38, no. 1 (February 2015): 153–59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-014-9587-0.

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Mabrey, Melanie E., Anna Beth Barton, Leonor Corsino, Susan B. Freeman, Ellen D. Davis, Elizabeth L. Bell, and Tracy L. Setji. “Managing hyperglycemia and diabetes in patients receiving enteral feedings: A health system approach.” Hosp Pract (1995) 43, no. 2 (2015): 74–78. https://doi.org/10.1080/21548331.2015.1022493.

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Thomas, Reena M., Ewa Ruel, Prapimporn Ch Shantavasinkul, and Leonor Corsino. “Endocrine hypertension: An overview on the current etiopathogenesis and management options.” World J Hypertens 5, no. 2 (2015): 14–27. https://doi.org/10.5494/wjh.v5.i2.14.

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Allen, Kelli D., Hayden B. Bosworth, Ranee Chatterjee, Cynthia J. Coffman, Leonor Corsino, Amy S. Jeffreys, Eugene Z. Oddone, Catherine Stanwyck, William S. Yancy, and Rowena J. Dolor. “Clinic variation in recruitment metrics, patient characteristics and treatment use in a randomized clinical trial of osteoarthritis management.” Bmc Musculoskelet Disord 15 (December 6, 2014): 413. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-15-413.

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25481809
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Batch, B. C., C. Tyson, J. Bagwell, L. Corsino, S. Intille, P. H. Lin, T. Lazenka, et al. “Corrigendum to "Weight loss intervention for young adults using mobile technology: Design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial - Cell phone Intervention for You (CITY)" [Contemp Clin Trials 37/2 (2014) 333-341].” Contemp Clin Trials 39, no. 2 (November 2014): 351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.10.001.

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25488046
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Allen, K. D., H. B. Bosworth, R. Chatterjee, C. J. Coffman, L. Corsino, R. Dolor, A. S. Jeffreys, E. Z. Oddone, and W. S. Yancy. “Heterogeneity of clinical characteristics and treatment use among patients with osteoarthritis in primary care clinics.” In Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 22:S219–S219. Elsevier BV, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2014.02.420.

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Batch, Bryan C., Crystal Tyson, Jacqueline Bagwell, Leonor Corsino, Stephen Intille, Pao-Hwa Lin, Tony Lazenka, et al. “Weight loss intervention for young adults using mobile technology: design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial - Cell Phone Intervention for You (CITY).” Contemp Clin Trials 37, no. 2 (March 2014): 333–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.01.003.

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Svetkey, L. P., J. M. Clark, K. Funk, L. Corsino, B. C. Batch, J. F. Hollis, L. J. Appel, et al. “Greater weight loss with increasing age in the weight loss maintenance trial.” Obesity 22, no. 1 (January 1, 2014): 39–44. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.20506.

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Svetkey, Laura P., Jeanne M. Clark, Kristine Funk, Leonor Corsino, Bryan C. Batch, Jack F. Hollis, Lawrence J. Appel, et al. “Greater weight loss with increasing age in the weight loss maintenance trial.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 22, no. 1 (January 2014): 39–44. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.20506.

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23640912
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Nunez, Derek J., Mark A. Bush, David A. Collins, Susan L. McMullen, Dawn Gillmor, Glen Apseloff, George Atiee, Leonor Corsino, Linda Morrow, and Paul L. Feldman. “Gut hormone pharmacology of a novel GPR119 agonist (GSK1292263), metformin, and sitagliptin in type 2 diabetes mellitus: results from two randomized studies.” Plos One 9, no. 4 (2014): e92494. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0092494.

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24699248
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