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
- NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory - Coordinating Center
- Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO)
- Urinary Stone Disease Research Network: Scientific Data Research Center
- Fitness-for-Use of Electronic Health Records as Source Data for Clinical Research- Option 1
- TO#1: CC Phase II Master Contract Leadership
- Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory - Coordinating Center
- Duke KURe Program
- A Collaboration for Improving Outcomes of African Americans with Heart Failure
- CMS Linkage in Distributed Data Research Networks - Pilot Project
- An Innovative Model to Predict Readmissions in Adults with Cardiovascular Disease