Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Medicine
Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Chair in the Department of Population Health Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 681-6709
Email address lesley.curtis@duke.edu

Dr. Curtis is a health services researcher who oversees a portfolio of projects that use observational data to address questions related to clinical and comparative effectiveness, pharmacoepidemiology, health care delivery, and epidemiological trends across a broad array of clinical conditions and clinical care settings. An expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, she has led the linkage of Medicare claims with several large clinical registries and epidemiological cohort studies including the Framingham Heart Study and the Cardiovascular Health Study. 

Dr Curtis directs the Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute and leads the Distributed Research Network Operations Center for PCORI’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), working with health systems and patient networks to develop a harmonized data infrastructure for robust observational and interventional research.

Areas of expertise: Health Services Research and Health Policy

 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2000

Publications

Raman, SR, Brown, JS, Curtis, LH, Haynes, K, Marshall, J, Pawloski, PA, and Platt, R. "Cancer Screening Results and Follow-up Using Routinely Collected Electronic Health Data: Estimates for Breast, Colon, and Cervical Cancer Screenings." Journal of General Internal Medicine (October 22, 2018). (Letter)

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30350029
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Dinan, MA, Curtis, LH, Setoguchi, S, and Cheung, WY. "Advanced imaging and hospice use in end-of-life cancer care." Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 26, no. 10 (October 2018): 3619-3625.

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29728843
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Austin, TR, Wiggins, KL, Blackshear, C, Yang, Y, Benjamin, EJ, Curtis, LH, Sotoodehnia, N, Correa, A, and Heckbert, SR. "Atrial fibrillation in an African-American cohort: The Jackson Heart Study." Clinical Cardiology 41, no. 8 (August 17, 2018): 1049-1054.

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29968356
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Raman, SR, Curtis, LH, Temple, R, Andersson, T, Ezekowitz, J, Ford, I, James, S, Marsolo, K, Mirhaji, P, Rocca, M, Rothman, RL, Sethuraman, B, Stockbridge, N, Terry, S, Wasserman, SM, Peterson, ED, and Hernandez, AF. "Leveraging electronic health records for clinical research." American Heart Journal 202 (August 2018): 13-19.

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29802975
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Kelly, JP, Greiner, M, Soliman, EZ, Randolph, TC, Thomas, KL, Dunlay, SM, Curtis, LH, O'Brien, EC, and Mentz, RJ. "Relation of Early Repolarization (J Point Elevation) to Mortality in Blacks (from the Jackson Heart Study)." The American Journal of Cardiology 122, no. 2 (July 2018): 340-346.

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29866580
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Luo, N, Ballew, NG, O'Brien, EC, Greiner, MA, Peterson, PN, Hammill, BG, Hardy, NC, Laskey, WK, Heidenreich, PA, Chang, C-L, Hernandez, AF, Curtis, LH, Mentz, RJ, and Fonarow, GC. "Early impact of guideline publication on angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitor use among patients hospitalized for heart failure." American Heart Journal 200 (June 2018): 134-140.

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29898842
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Mentz, RJ, Greiner, MA, Muntner, P, Shimbo, D, Sims, M, Spruill, TM, Banahan, BF, Wang, W, Mwasongwe, S, Winters, K, Correa, A, Curtis, LH, and O'Brien, EC. "Intentional and unintentional medication non-adherence in African Americans: Insights from the Jackson Heart Study." American Heart Journal 200 (June 2018): 51-59.

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29898849
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Greene, SJ, O'Brien, EC, Mentz, RJ, Luo, N, Hardy, NC, Laskey, WK, Heidenreich, PA, Chang, C-L, Turner, SJ, Yancy, CW, Hernandez, AF, Curtis, LH, Peterson, PN, Fonarow, GC, and Hammill, BG. "Home-Time After Discharge Among Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71, no. 23 (June 2018): 2643-2652.

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29880124
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Body, BA, Beard, MA, Slechta, ES, Hanson, KE, Barker, AP, Babady, NE, McMillen, T, Tang, Y-W, Brown-Elliott, BA, Iakhiaeva, E, Vasireddy, R, Vasireddy, S, Smith, T, Wallace, RJ, Turner, S, Curtis, L, Butler-Wu, S, and Rychert, J. "Evaluation of the Vitek MS v3.0 Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry System for Identification of Mycobacterium and Nocardia Species." Edited by Forbes, BA. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 56, no. 6 (April 11, 2018): e00237-18-e00237-18.

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Van Houtven, CH, Greiner, MA, Heidenfelder, B, Spratt, SE, Granger, BB, Dunham, AA, Qualls, LG, and Curtis, LH. "Medicare utilization, screening, and costs among participants in the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative: A population-based evaluation." Primary Care Diabetes 12, no. 2 (April 2018): 172-183.

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29102500
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