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 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

Castel, LD, Timbie, JW, Sendersky, V, Curtis, LH, Feather, KA, and Schulman, KA. "Toward estimating the impact of changes in immigrants' insurance eligibility on hospital expenditures for uncompensated care." BMC Health Serv Res 3, no. 1 (January 10, 2003): 1-.

PMID
12523939
Scholars@Duke

Al-Khatib, SM, LaPointe, NMA, Curtis, LH, Kramer, JM, Swann, J, Honig, P, and Califf, RM. "Outpatient prescribing of antiarrhythmic drugs from 1995 to 2000." The American Journal of Cardiology 91, no. 1 (January 2003): 91-94.

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12505582
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Curtis, LH, Phelps, CE, McDermott, MP, and Rubin, HR. "The value of patient-reported health status in predicting short-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery." Medical Care 40, no. 11 (November 2002): 1090-1100.

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12409854
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Seils, DM, Castel, LD, Curtis, LH, and Weinfurt, KP. "Welfare reform and Latinas' use of perinatal health care." Am J Public Health 92, no. 5 (May 2002): 699-700. (Letter)

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11988423
Scholars@Duke

Weaver, CH, Buckner, CD, Curtis, LH, Bajwa, K, Weinfurt, KP, Wilson-Relyea, BJ, and Schulman, KA. "Economic evaluation of filgrastim, sargramostim, and sequential sargramostim and filgrastim after myelosuppressive chemotherapy." Bone Marrow Transplant 29, no. 2 (January 2002): 159-164.

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11850711
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Seils, DM, Castel, LD, Curtis, LH, Weinfurt, KP, Joyce, T, Bauer, T, Minkoff, H, and Kaestner, R. "Welfare reform and Latinas' use of perinatal health care [3] (multiple letters)." American Journal of Public Health 92, no. 5 (2002): 699-700.

Scholars@Duke

Nash, IS, Curtis, LH, and Rubin, H. "Predictors of patient-reported physical and mental health 6 months after percutaneous coronary revascularization." Am Heart J 138, no. 3 Pt 1 (September 1999): 422-429.

PMID
10467190
Scholars@Duke

Nash, IS, Curtis, LH, and Rubin, H. "Predictors of patient-reported physical and mental health 6 months after percutaneous coronary revascularization." American Heart Journal 138, no. 3 I (1999): 422-429.

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