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

Jneid, Hani, Daniel Addison, Deepak L. Bhatt, Gregg C. Fonarow, Sana Gokak, Kathleen L. Grady, Lee A. Green, et al. “2017 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With ST-Elevation and Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures..” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 10, no. 10 (October 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/HCQ.0000000000000032.

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28935817
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Weinfurt, Kevin P., Adrian F. Hernandez, Gloria D. Coronado, Lynn L. DeBar, Laura M. Dember, Beverly B. Green, Patrick J. Heagerty, et al. “Pragmatic clinical trials embedded in healthcare systems: generalizable lessons from the NIH Collaboratory..” Bmc Med Res Methodol 17, no. 1 (September 18, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-017-0420-7.

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28923013
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Parikh, Kishan S., Melissa A. Greiner, Wei Wang, Yuan-I Min, Adolfo Correa, Benjamin F. Banahan, Lesley H. Curtis, Adrian F. Hernandez, Emily C. O’Brien, and Robert J. Mentz. “Representativeness of Medicare Participants in the Jackson Heart Study for African American Medicare Beneficiaries..” Epidemiology 28, no. 5 (September 2017): 740–46. https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000689.

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28768301
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Hess, Paul L., Hussein R. Al-Khalidi, Daniel J. Friedman, Hillary Mulder, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Wayne R. Rosamond, Renato D. Lopes, et al. “The Metabolic Syndrome and Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study..” J Am Heart Assoc 6, no. 8 (August 23, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.117.006103.

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28835363
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Varosy, Paul D., Lin Y. Chen, Amy L. Miller, Peter A. Noseworthy, David J. Slotwiner, and Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy. “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..” J Am Coll Cardiol 70, no. 5 (August 1, 2017): 664–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.03.004.

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Shen, Win-Kuang, Robert S. Sheldon, David G. Benditt, Mitchell I. Cohen, Daniel E. Forman, Zachary D. Goldberger, Blair P. Grubb, et al. “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..” J Am Coll Cardiol 70, no. 5 (August 1, 2017): 620–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.03.002.

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28286222
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Fuller, Candace C., Craig Zinderman, Steven A. Anderson, Carolyn Balsbaugh, Nicholas Bryant, Hayley Burgess, Howard Chazin, et al. “Assessment of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury after Red Blood Cell, Plasma and Platelet Administration: Initial Results in the Sentinel System.” In Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 26:385–385. WILEY, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Fuller, Candace C., Meghan A. Baker, Caren Spencer-Smith, Steven A. Anderson, Carolyn Balsbaugh, Hayley Burgess, Howard Chazin, et al. “Expansion of the US FDA Sentinel System to Inpatient Blood Transfusion Data from Hospital Corporation of America: New Surveillance Options.” In Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 26:8–9. WILEY, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Yancy, Clyde W., Mariell Jessup, Biykem Bozkurt, Javed Butler, Donald E. Casey, Monica M. Colvin, Mark H. Drazner, et al. “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..” J Card Fail 23, no. 8 (August 2017): 628–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.04.014.

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28461259
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Nishimura, Rick A., Catherine M. Otto, Robert O. Bonow, Blase A. Carabello, John P. Erwin, Lee A. Fleisher, Hani Jneid, et al. “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..” J Am Coll Cardiol 70, no. 2 (July 11, 2017): 252–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.03.011.

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28315732
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