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

Vásquez, Elizabeth, Benjamin A. Shaw, Lenore Gensburg, Daniel Okorodudu, and Leonor Corsino. “Racial and ethnic differences in physical activity and bone density: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2008.” Prev Chronic Dis 10 (December 26, 2013): E216. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd10.130183.

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24370111
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Corsino, Leonor, Pao-Hwa Lin, Bryan C. Batch, Stephen Intille, Steven C. Grambow, Hayden B. Bosworth, Gary G. Bennett, Crystal Tyson, Laura P. Svetkey, and Corrine I. Voils. “Recruiting young adults into a weight loss trial: report of protocol development and recruitment results.” Contemp Clin Trials 35, no. 2 (July 2013): 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2013.04.002.

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23591327
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Samuel-Hodge, Carmen D., Crystal W. Cene, Leonor Corsino, Chelsea Thomas, and Laura P. Svetkey. “Family diabetes matters: a view from the other side.” J Gen Intern Med 28, no. 3 (March 2013): 428–35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-012-2230-2.

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23054922
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Corsino, Leonor, Jennifer R. McDuffie, Jonathan Kotch, Remy Coeytaux, Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Gwen Murphy, Marie Lynn Miranda, et al. “Achieving health for a lifetime: a community engagement assessment focusing on school-age children to decrease obesity in Durham, North Carolina.” N C Med J 74, no. 1 (January 2013): 18–26.

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23530374
Scholars@Duke

Svetkey, Laura P., Jamy D. Ard, Victor J. Stevens, Catherine M. Loria, Deb Y. Young, Jack F. Hollis, Lawrence J. Appel, et al. “Predictors of long-term weight loss in adults with modest initial weight loss, by sex and race.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 20, no. 9 (September 2012): 1820–28. https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2011.88.

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21527896
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Corsino, Leonor, María Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, Bryan C. Batch, David I. Ortiz-Melo, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Laura P. Svetkey. “The Latino Health Project: pilot testing a culturally adapted behavioral weight loss intervention in obese and overweight Latino adults.” Ethn Dis 22, no. 1 (2012): 51–57.

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22774309
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Crist, Laura A., Catherine M. Champagne, Leonor Corsino, Lillian F. Lien, Guangyu Zhang, and Deborah Rohm Young. “Influence of change in aerobic fitness and weight on prevalence of metabolic syndrome.” Prev Chronic Dis 9 (2012): E68. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110171.

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22405475
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Lien, L. F., M. E. Cox, M. N. Feinglos, and L. Corsino. “Glycemic control in the hospitalized patient: A comprehensive clinical guide.” Glycemic Control in the Hospitalized Patient: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, December 1, 2011, 1–145. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-006-9.

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McDuffie, Jennifer, Leonor Corsino, Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Jonathan Kotch, Remy R. Coeytaux, Gwen Murphy, David Reese, and William S. Yancy. “Assessing Barriers and Facilitators to Weight Reduction: A Community's Perspective.” In Obesity, 19:S144–S144. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2011.

Scholars@Duke

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