Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

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

Lesley H. Curtis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Duke School of Medicine.  A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis is an expert in the use of Medicare claims data for health services and clinical outcomes research, and a leader in national data quality efforts. Dr. Curtis serves as co-PI of the FDA’s Sentinel Innovation Center, Co-Investigator of the Data Core for the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products, and Chair of the Data Quality Subcommittee for the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) Coordinating Center that generates real-world evidence for health technology and medical devices. She serves as co-Investigator of the coordinating center for PCORI’s National Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), working with health systems and patient networks to develop a harmonized network infrastructure that leverages health systems and electronic health record data 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

January, Craig T., L Samuel Wann, Hugh Calkins, Lin Y. Chen, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, Joseph C. Cleveland, Patrick T. Ellinor, et al. “2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society.” J Am Coll Cardiol 74, no. 1 (July 9, 2019): 104–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.01.011.

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January, Craig T., L Samuel Wann, Hugh Calkins, Lin Y. Chen, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, Joseph C. Cleveland, Patrick T. Ellinor, et al. “2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society in Collaboration With the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.” Circulation 140, no. 2 (July 9, 2019): e125–51. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000665.

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Wilson, Peter W. F., Tamar S. Polonsky, Michael D. Miedema, Amit Khera, Andrzej S. Kosinski, and Jeffrey T. Kuvin. “Systematic Review for the 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 24 (June 25, 2019): 3210–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.11.004.

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Grundy, Scott M., Neil J. Stone, Alison L. Bailey, Craig Beam, Kim K. Birtcher, Roger S. Blumenthal, Lynne T. Braun, et al. “2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 24 (June 25, 2019): 3168–3209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.11.002.

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Grundy, Scott M., Neil J. Stone, Alison L. Bailey, Craig Beam, Kim K. Birtcher, Roger S. Blumenthal, Lynne T. Braun, et al. “2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 24 (June 25, 2019): e285–350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.11.003.

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Pumill, Christopher A., Christopher G. Bush, Melissa A. Greiner, Michael E. Hall, Shannon M. Dunlay, Adolfo Correa, Lesley H. Curtis, et al. “Neck circumference and cardiovascular outcomes: Insights from the Jackson Heart Study.” Am Heart J 212 (June 2019): 72–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.03.001.

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30954832
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Lowenstern, Angela, Steven J. Lippmann, J Matthew Brennan, Tracy Y. Wang, Lesley H. Curtis, Ted Feldman, Donald D. Glower, Bradley G. Hammill, and Sreekanth Vemulapalli. “Use of Medicare Claims to Identify Adverse Clinical Outcomes After Mitral Valve Repair.” Circ Cardiovasc Interv 12, no. 5 (May 2019): e007451. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.118.007451.

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31084236
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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): e192200. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.2200.

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30977857
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Oster, Matthew, Ami B. Bhatt, Elisa Zaragoza-Macias, Nandini Dendukuri, and Ariane Marelli. “Interventional Therapy Versus Medical Therapy for Secundum Atrial Septal Defect: A Systematic Review (Part 2) for the 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 12 (April 2, 2019): 1579–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.1032.

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Stout, Karen K., Curt J. Daniels, Jamil A. Aboulhosn, Biykem Bozkurt, Craig S. Broberg, Jack M. Colman, Stephen R. Crumb, et al. “2018 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 12 (April 2, 2019): 1494–1563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.08.1028.

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