Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

Professor in Population Health Sciences
Professor in Medicine
Chair in the Department of Population Health Sciences
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2200 West Main Street, Suite 720-A, Erwin Square Building, Durham, NC 27705
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

Stojanović, D, Bůžková, P, Mukamal, KJ, Heckbert, SR, Psaty, BM, Fink, HA, Cauley, JA, Wallace, E, Curtis, LH, Hirsch, C, Budoff, M, Li, D, Young, R, Jalal, D, and Delaney, JA. "Soluble Inflammatory Markers and Risk of Incident Fractures in Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study." Journal of Bone and Mineral Research : the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 33, no. 2 (February 2018): 221-228.

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28976598
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Dupre, ME, Xu, H, Granger, BB, Lynch, SM, Nelson, A, Churchill, E, Willis, JM, Curtis, LH, and Peterson, ED. "Access to routine care and risks for 30-day readmission in patients with cardiovascular disease." American Heart Journal 196 (February 2018): 9-17.

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29421019
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Maciejewski, ML, Mi, X, Sussman, J, Greiner, M, Curtis, LH, Ng, J, Haffer, SC, and Kerr, EA. "Overtreatment and Deintensification of Diabetic Therapy among Medicare Beneficiaries." Journal of General Internal Medicine 33, no. 1 (January 2018): 34-41.

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28905179
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Maciejewski, ML, Hammill, BG, Voils, CI, Ding, L, Bayliss, EA, Curtis, LH, and Wang, V. "Prescriber continuity and medication availability in older adults with cardiometabolic conditions." SAGE open medicine 6 (January 2018): 2050312118757388-.

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29449946
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Patel, KK, Spertus, JA, Khariton, Y, Tang, Y, Curtis, LH, and Chan, PS. "Association Between Prompt Defibrillation and Epinephrine Treatment With Long Term Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest." Circulation (December 26, 2017).

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29279412
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Dupre, ME, Nelson, A, Lynch, SM, Granger, BB, Xu, H, Churchill, E, Willis, JM, Curtis, LH, and Peterson, ED. "Socioeconomic, Psychosocial and Behavioral Characteristics of Patients Hospitalized With Cardiovascular Disease." The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 354, no. 6 (December 2017): 565-572.

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29208253
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Dupre, ME, Gu, D, Xu, H, Willis, J, Curtis, LH, and Peterson, ED. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Trajectories of Hospitalization in US Men and Women With Heart Failure." Journal of the American Heart Association 6, no. 11 (November 16, 2017).

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29146613
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Jneid, H, Addison, D, Bhatt, DL, Fonarow, GC, Gokak, S, Grady, KL, Green, LA, Heidenreich, PA, Ho, PM, Jurgens, CY, King, ML, Kumbhani, DJ, and Pancholy, S. "2017 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With ST-Elevation and Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures." Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 10, no. 10 (October 2017): e000032-e000032.

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Weinfurt, KP, Hernandez, AF, Coronado, GD, DeBar, LL, Dember, LM, Green, BB, Heagerty, PJ, Huang, SS, James, KT, Jarvik, JG, Larson, EB, Mor, V, Platt, R, Rosenthal, GE, Septimus, EJ, Simon, GE, Staman, KL, Sugarman, J, Vazquez, M, Zatzick, D, and Curtis, LH. "Pragmatic clinical trials embedded in healthcare systems: generalizable lessons from the NIH Collaboratory." Bmc Medical Research Methodology 17, no. 1 (September 18, 2017): 144-null.

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28923013
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Parikh, KS, Greiner, MA, Wang, W, Min, Y-I, Correa, A, Banahan, BF, Curtis, LH, Hernandez, AF, O'Brien, EC, and Mentz, RJ. "Representativeness of Medicare Participants in the Jackson Heart Study for African American Medicare Beneficiaries." Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 28, no. 5 (September 2017): 740-746.

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28768301
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