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

Fuller, CC, Zinderman, C, Anderson, SA, Balsbaugh, C, Bryant, N, Burgess, H, Chazin, H, Clark, P, Curtis, LH, Forshee, R, Hickok, J, Honda, S, Kaufman, RM, Menis, M, Miller, KM, Niu, M, Obidi, J, Paul, W, Poland, R, Rosofsky, R, Shoaibi, A, Spencer-Smith, C, Todd, JL, Zhang, F, and Baker, MA. "Assessment of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury after Red Blood Cell, Plasma and Platelet Administration: Initial Results in the Sentinel System.": WILEY, August 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Fuller, CC, Baker, MA, Spencer-Smith, C, Anderson, SA, Balsbaugh, C, Burgess, H, Chazin, H, Clark, P, Curtis, LH, Forshee, R, Hickok, J, Menis, M, Miller, KM, Niu, M, Obidi, J, Paul, W, Poland, R, Popovic, J, Rosofsky, R, Zinderman, C, and Shoaibi, A. "Expansion of the US FDA Sentinel System to Inpatient Blood Transfusion Data from Hospital Corporation of America: New Surveillance Options.": WILEY, August 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Fuller, CC, Baker, MA, Spencer-Smith, C, Anderson, SA, Balsbaugh, C, Burgess, H, Chazin, H, Clark, P, Curtis, LH, Forshee, R, Hickok, J, Menis, M, Miller, KM, Niu, M, Obidi, J, Paul, W, Poland, R, Popovic, J, Rosofsky, R, Zinderman, C, and Shoaibi, A. "Expansion of the US FDA Sentinel System to Inpatient Blood Transfusion Data from Hospital Corporation of America: New Surveillance Options.": WILEY, August 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Yancy, CW, Jessup, M, Bozkurt, B, Butler, J, Casey, DE, Colvin, MM, Drazner, MH, Filippatos, GS, Fonarow, GC, Givertz, MM, Hollenberg, SM, Lindenfeld, J, Masoudi, FA, McBride, PE, Peterson, PN, Stevenson, LW, and Westlake, C. "2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America." Journal of Cardiac Failure 23, no. 8 (August 2017): 628-651. (Review)

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28461259
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Varosy, PD, Chen, LY, Miller, AL, Noseworthy, PA, Slotwiner, DJ, and Thiruganasambandamoorthy, V. "Pacing as a Treatment for Reflex-Mediated (Vasovagal, Situational, or Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity) Syncope: A Systematic Review for the 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 70, no. 5 (August 2017): 664-679. (Review)

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28286220
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Shen, W-K, Sheldon, RS, Benditt, DG, Cohen, MI, Forman, DE, Goldberger, ZD, Grubb, BP, Hamdan, MH, Krahn, AD, Link, MS, Olshansky, B, Raj, SR, Sandhu, RK, Sorajja, D, Sun, BC, and Yancy, CW. "2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 70, no. 5 (August 2017): 620-663.

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28286222
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Fuller, CC, Zinderman, C, Anderson, SA, Balsbaugh, C, Bryant, N, Burgess, H, Chazin, H, Clark, P, Curtis, LH, Forshee, R, Hickok, J, Honda, S, Kaufman, RM, Menis, M, Miller, KM, Niu, M, Obidi, J, Paul, W, Poland, R, Rosofsky, R, Shoaibi, A, Spencer-Smith, C, Todd, JL, Zhang, F, and Baker, MA. "Assessment of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury after Red Blood Cell, Plasma and Platelet Administration: Initial Results in the Sentinel System.": WILEY, August 1, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Vemulapalli, S, Lippmann, SJ, Krucoff, M, Hernandez, AF, Curtis, LH, Foster, E, Qasim, A, Wang, A, Glower, DD, Feldman, T, and Hammill, BG. "Cardiovascular events and hospital resource utilization pre- and post-transcatheter mitral valve repair in high-surgical risk patients." American Heart Journal 189 (July 2017): 146-157.

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28625371
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Nishimura, RA, Otto, CM, Bonow, RO, Carabello, BA, Erwin, JP, Fleisher, LA, Jneid, H, Mack, MJ, McLeod, CJ, O'Gara, PT, Rigolin, VH, Sundt, TM, and Thompson, A. "2017 AHA/ACC Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 70, no. 2 (July 2017): 252-289.

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28315732
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Dupre, ME, Nelson, A, Lynch, SM, Granger, BB, Xu, H, Willis, JM, Curtis, LH, and Peterson, ED. "Identifying Nonclinical Factors Associated With 30-Day Readmission in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Protocol for an Observational Study." Jmir Research Protocols 6, no. 6 (June 15, 2017): e118-null.

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28619703
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