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

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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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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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

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