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

Curtis, Lesley H., Laura M. Dember, Miguel A. Vazquez, David Murray, Lynn DeBar, Karen L. Staman, Edward Septimus, et al. “Addressing guideline and policy changes during pragmatic clinical trials..” Clin Trials, May 14, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774519845682.

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31084378
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Gourevitch, Marc N., Lesley H. Curtis, Maureen S. Durkin, Angela Fagerlin, Annetine C. Gelijns, Richard Platt, Belinda M. Reininger, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Katherine Jones, and William M. Tierney. “The Emergence of Population Health in US Academic Medicine: A Qualitative Assessment..” Jama Netw Open 2, no. 4 (April 5, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.2200.

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30977857
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Raman, Sudha R., Jeffrey S. Brown, Lesley H. Curtis, Kevin Haynes, James Marshall, Pamala A. Pawloski, and Richard Platt. “Cancer Screening Results and Follow-up Using Routinely Collected Electronic Health Data: Estimates for Breast, Colon, and Cervical Cancer Screenings..” J Gen Intern Med 34, no. 3 (March 2019): 341–43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4697-y.

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30350029
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Clough, Jeffrey D., Seth S. Martin, Ann Marie Navar, Li Lin, N Chantelle Hardy, Ursula Rogers, and Lesley H. Curtis. “Association of Primary Care Providers' Beliefs of Statins for Primary Prevention and Statin Prescription..” J Am Heart Assoc 8, no. 3 (February 5, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.010241.

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30681391
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Luo, Nancy, Steven J. Lippmann, Robert J. Mentz, Melissa A. Greiner, Bradley G. Hammill, N Chantelle Hardy, Warren K. Laskey, et al. “Relationship Between Hospital Characteristics and Early Adoption of Angiotensin-Receptor/Neprilysin Inhibitor Among Eligible Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure..” J Am Heart Assoc 8, no. 3 (February 5, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.010484.

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30712431
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Simon, Gregory E., Rachel Richesson, Kevin Weinfurt, Adrian F. Hernandez, and Lesley H. Curtis. “Statistical Code for Clinical Research Papers..” Ann Intern Med 170, no. 1 (January 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.7326/L18-0613.

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30596873
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Al-Khatib, Sana M., William G. Stevenson, Michael J. Ackerman, William J. Bryant, David J. Callans, Anne B. Curtis, Barbara J. Deal, et al. “2017 AHA/ACC/HRS guideline for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: Executive summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society..” Heart Rhythm 15, no. 10 (October 2018): e190–252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.10.035.

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29097320
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Al-Khatib, Sana M., William G. Stevenson, Michael J. Ackerman, William J. Bryant, David J. Callans, Anne B. Curtis, Barbara J. Deal, et al. “2017 AHA/ACC/HRS guideline for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society..” Heart Rhythm 15, no. 10 (October 2018): e73–189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.10.036.

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29097319
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Dinan, Michaela A., Lesley H. Curtis, Soko Setoguchi, and Winson Y. Cheung. “Advanced imaging and hospice use in end-of-life cancer care..” Support Care Cancer 26, no. 10 (October 2018): 3619–25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4223-0.

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29728843
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Kusumoto, Fred M., Kent R. Bailey, Ahmad Sami Chaouki, Abhishek J. Deshmukh, Sandeep Gautam, Robert J. Kim, Daniel B. Kramer, Litsa K. Lambrakos, Naseer H. Nasser, and Dan Sorajja. “Systematic review for the 2017 AHA/ACC/HRS guideline for management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society..” Heart Rhythm 15, no. 10 (October 2018): e253–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.10.037.

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29097318
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