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., Adrian F. Hernandez, Melissa A. Greiner, Gregg C. Fonarow, and Kevin A. Schulman. “Validity of a national heart failure quality of care registry: Comparison of medicare patients in OPTIMIZE-HF versus non-OPTIMIZE-HF hospitals.” In Circulation, 115:E595–E595. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2007.

Scholars@Duke

Curtis, Lesley H., Sana M. Al-Khatib, Alisa M. Shea, Bradley G. Hammill, Adrian F. Hernandez, and Kevin A. Schulman. “Sex differences in the use of ICDs for prevention of sudden cardiac death, 1999-2004.” In Circulation, 115:E576–E576. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2007.

Scholars@Duke

Curtis, L. H., B. G. Hammill, M. A. Bethel, K. J. Anstrom, J. S. Gottdiener, and K. A. Schulman. “OB2 THE COST OF THE METABOLIC SYNDROME IN THE ELDERLY: FINDINGS FROM THE CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH STUDY.” Value in Health 10, no. 3 (May 2007): A19–A19. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1098-3015(10)68591-9.

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Scales, Charles D., Lesley H. Curtis, Regina D. Norris, W Patrick Springhart, Roger L. Sur, Kevin A. Schulman, and Glenn M. Preminger. “Changing gender prevalence of stone disease..” J Urol 177, no. 3 (March 2007): 979–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2006.10.069.

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17296391
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Kansagra, Susan M., Lesley H. Curtis, Kevin J. Anstrom, and Kevin A. Schulman. “Trends in operator and hospital procedure volume and outcomes for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, 1996 to 2001..” Am J Cardiol 99, no. 3 (February 1, 2007): 339–43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2006.08.037.

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17261394
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Scales, Charles D., Lesley H. Curtis, Regina D. Norris, Kevin A. Schulman, Philipp Dahm, and Judd W. Moul. “Relationship between body mass index and prostate cancer screening in the United States..” J Urol 177, no. 2 (February 2007): 493–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2006.09.059.

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17222617
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Curtis, L. H., and K. A. Schulman. “Overregulation of health care: Musings on disruptive innovation theory.” Law and Contemporary Problems 69, no. 4 (September 1, 2006): 195–206.

Scholars@Duke

Scales, Charles D., Lesley H. Curtis, Regina D. Norris, Kevin A. Schulman, David M. Albala, and Judd W. Moul. “Prostate specific antigen testing in men older than 75 years in the United States..” J Urol 176, no. 2 (August 2006): 511–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2006.03.060.

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16813879
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Curtis, L. H., J. Stoddard, J. I. Radeva, S. Hutchison, P. E. Dans, A. Wright, R. L. Woosley, and K. A. Schulman. “Erratum: Geographic variation in the prescription of schedule II opioid analgesics among outpatients in the United States (Health Services Research (2006)).” Health Services Research 41, no. 3 I (June 1, 2006): 856–59. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6773.2006.00573.x.

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Curtis, Lesley H., Jennifer Stoddard, Jasmina I. Radeva, Steve Hutchison, Peter E. Dans, Alan Wright, Raymond L. Woosley, and Kevin A. Schulman. “Geographic variation in the prescription of schedule II opioid analgesics among outpatients in the United States..” Health Serv Res 41, no. 3 Pt 1 (June 2006): 837–55. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6773.2006.00511.x.

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16704515
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