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

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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Fuller, Candace C., Craig Zinderman, Caren Spencer-Smith, Kimberly Smith, Steven A. Anderson, Lesley H. Curtis, Richard Forshee, et al. “Assessment of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) after blood transfusion.” In Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27:279–279. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Shinde, Mayura U., Meghan A. Baker, Caren Spencer-Smith, Lesley H. Curtis, Steven A. Anderson, Austin Cosgrove, Richard Forshee, et al. “Validation of transfusion administrations among potential transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) patients included in the sentinel distributed database.” In Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27:368–69. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Maciejewski, Matthew L., Bradley G. Hammill, Elizabeth A. Bayliss, Lesley H. Curtis, and Virginia Wang. “Too many cooks in the kitchen: The association of medication adherence and diabetes control with number and type of prescribing physicians.” In Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27:58–58. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Raman, Sudha R., Christopher Bush, Melissa Greiner, Michelle M. Smerek, and Lesley H. Curtis. “Electronic health records (EHR) vs Medicare claims data: Comparing the relative completeness of non-fatal outcomes in a linked cohort.” In Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27:86–86. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Raman, Sudha R., Lesley H. Curtis, Robert Temple, Tomas Andersson, Justin Ezekowitz, Ian Ford, Stefan James, et al. “Leveraging electronic health records for clinical research..” Am Heart J 202 (August 2018): 13–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.04.015.

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29802975
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Austin, Thomas R., Kerri L. Wiggins, Chad Blackshear, Yi Yang, Emelia J. Benjamin, Lesley H. Curtis, Nona Sotoodehnia, Adolfo Correa, and Susan R. Heckbert. “Atrial fibrillation in an African-American cohort: The Jackson Heart Study..” Clin Cardiol 41, no. 8 (August 2018): 1049–54. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.23020.

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29968356
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